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Your choice against the caro Like most 1.e4 players i've had some trouble with the caro-kann. I've changed my repotoire against it a few times, and am trying to find one i feel comfortable with. Before i played the most common 3.Nc3, then I played the advanced 3.e5 Bf5 then 4.Nc3 followed by a kingside advance. But lately of been looking at a very modern move. 3.e5 Bf5 (yes there are other options but this is play about 90% of the time), then… More: chess online
Chess Game 66 ( +1 | -1 )
For those of you who use Fritz... I've recently started having Fritz analyse and annotate my completed games. I then go through and add my own annotations and thought processes, and then save the game to my GK database. My question is this... How many seconds do you let Fritz analyse each move? The default is set to 15s, but I noticed that it was not finding many memorable alternate variations unless it was just a blatant missed tactical… More: backgammon online
Play Chess Against Computer 105 ( +1 | -1 )
Praatschaak 5 In de stelling Belgie - Nederland lijkt mij Lh5. Ik gun de Belgen onze witte loper niet. Lopers zijn... ...sterker dan paarden (ok, meestal wel). okido we houden de loper...bedankt voor jullie bijdrage.(-: duidelijk board #501441 en board #501488 wel het moment is reeds voorbij, maar op zet 9 was pd7 gevolgt door pde5 beter, naar mijn bescheiden mening. jammer. de winst komt dan uit de druk op paard op f3 maar misschien zie ik dat… More: online chess
Ultimate Chess 144 ( +1 | -1 )
Material values - - time to reassess? Talking about values attributed to pieces. that being ( what I am typically aware of ) K = INF Q = 9 R = 5 B = 3.5 N = 3 P = 1 Where do these figures come from?...anybody? ...and in fact if mathematically calculated in some shape or form, I would expect that none of these figures are as accurate across the board as they could be. Perhaps the queen is worth 8.75... and the knight worth 3.25, and the rook… More: backgammon online
Chess Games Online 183 ( +1 | -1 )
Tournament theory I just thought i'd throw some questions at you all, and see what your thoughts are. Last month, I participated in my third over the board tournament (winning second place in my section!), and got to witness my first GM game live - played by GM Alexander Ivanov. But the most interesting stuff was in the arguments that arose at the TD's desk. 1. In the first round, Player 1's flag had dropped after he made a capturing move that… More: chess history
Chess Friends 222 ( +1 | -1 )
"Boring" positions Here is an interesting quote I found, by IM Jeremy Silman (known author of popular chess books like Reassess Your Chess): "I see so many players that look at a positional middlegame or a subtle endgame and say, "Boring!" In my opinion, if you don't see intrigue and beauty in every logically created position then something is lacking in both your understanding of chess and/or in your mental makeup..." Opinions? True I think… More: correspondence chess
How To Play Chess 261 ( +1 | -1 )
Wittgenstein on Chess Well, this is a little off-topic, but I'm wondering how many chess addicts out there have ever encountered Wittgenstein and his frequent mentioning of chess as an instructive tool in the Philosophical Investigations? Continuing his attack on the notion of a private language he writes: "How should we counter someone who told us that with [i]him[/i] understanding was an inner process?--How should we counter him if he said play chess online…
Chess Strategies 300 ( +1 | -1 )
chess haiku Knight (not a horsey) Two steps over and one up It cannot be blocked. Bishop stays on color Moves diagonally only One white and one black hmm... Your second haiku seems to be a little off check your syllables chess haiku I only play chess I can't do anything else I don't have a life From morning till night The chessboard it calls to me Can't stop the voices Fed my addiction For twenty four solid years I will never stop The time play chess online…
Chess 339 ( +1 | -1 )
Damiano's Defence 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 f6 Am I missing something? What is the reason that black plays this defense? Ive had more than one person try this defense with me and after 3. Nxe5 fxe5 (which is what has always been played against me) 4. Qh5+ one can see that black is in real trouble. I have seen no book or no website that recommends this as a viable option (in fact most recommend AGAINST it), but yet people still play it. Is there some play chess online…
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Chess Habits/Music Howdy ... A past subject, but surely some new players have arrived in the last year or two. Just wondering what anyone else does to get in Chess mood. Or any essential ingredients to play. Me, I like to listen to music and play. Rock-n-roll forever! Some say Mozart makes your brain work better!? (Hmm, I Like Beetoven, maybe thats whats wrong! !? ) I'm going to try blitz to some Chicago. Bye Thats just me I listen to AM talk play chess online…
Easy Chess 417 ( +1 | -1 )
1.e4 1...a6!? Has anyone ever seen a game of this opening played. I think i might look into it, it was once played by english gm tony miles in a top tournament. Looks interesting certainly would startle your opponent. It won't give anything except taht you know that your opponent is a dogmatic. Such people have psychological problems when playing against such moves, they don't think about the game, when they should, but tell themselves -- "it's play chess online…
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Novice Nook # 23 Well, the weekend came and went and I totally missed posting the thread for the new article. Sorry. Too many irons in the fire. Here's the link - if it doesn't work, can someone please do it for me? Thanks. ws -> www.chesscafe.com Good general advice... Possibly the reason beginning players will often exchange B + N for R + P is not so much that they think the latter worth more, or even that it's an even exchange. Rather (if play chess online…
Chess Live 495 ( +1 | -1 )
I keep geting caught in bad positions! It is starting to bother me. Mabey I am to tired, or mabey even blind for seing them-Until it's to late! Could someone play me, or view my games to see where my problem is coming from? im not an expert, but in some of your games, you played Nf6 to 1. e4. I personally dont think thats a very good move, considering it doesnt really help the postion much, and e5 will force you to be on the move, while they open play chess online…
Chess Database 534 ( +1 | -1 )
Beat the French It seems to be the Blackmar Diemers Gambit players worst enemy 1.e4 e6 2. d4 d5 OR ( as I reach it ) 1.d4 d5 2. e4 e6 I hate the french advance variation... yawn. If one gets the french in a BMD gambit game like this... its good black play! as obviously stodgy defensive play way is not what an attacking gambit player wants... does anybody have any hints and tips for smashing through the French? Spurtus. the Tarrasch I play play chess online…
Free Chess Games 573 ( +1 | -1 )
Does stress affect the way you play? I have been a bit stressed out lately with family and friends and other issues and im not really playing all that well... Can stress be a cause of this? Absolutely I've noticed that nervs, stress and sleepiness can be devastating to your chess playing abilitys. My last club game was a good example of this. I was very sleepy and stressfull because of problems at school and it caused me losing the game in 15 play chess online…
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Carokhan defense What is the best movement in the following position? 1.e4, c6 2.d4, d5 3. e5 or 3. Nc3 ? for white So long. migchess20 i think it's a matter of preference. i prefer 3.Nc3... because development for white is usually pretty natural and quick. queen-side castling happens a lot, and sometimes you can build up an attack on e6 (with Bc4 and Ng5) and break up black's defense with a piece sacrifice or something. 3.e5 makes the play chess online…