ChonleyB

David Anderson
Dayton, OH, United States
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My older brother taught me to play when I was 6, and once I knew how the pieces moved, he continued to trounce me with the scholar's mate... so I also quit chess at the age of 6 hehe.. finally picked the game back up around 30. My brother still beats me 99.9% of the time, but I've learned quite a bit, enough to know I've got a long way to go. While in my early otb tournament days, everyone insisted I study 'My System' form Nimzowich, but I struggled with it, learning more from going over my own games for errors or better moves than puzzling over seemingly obscure tactics from the masters. But of the masters, I'd have to say I enjoy looking over games from Capablanca. Its just pure, straight-forward coming at you chess where when you see his move your first reaction is 'but of course! what else could he play?' not the enigmatic moves of Nimzo where the point of a vague move doesnt become clear until much later, or the wild sac-sac-mate style of fischer, whose moves in the hands of an amateur are likely to get them in trouble (but they're still fun to look at as well).
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