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Post by Blue Devil Knight on September 13th 2010, 1:47 pm

Avoid theory, have fun.

So far, it's really fun. Beginners get destroyed fast, usually, they have absolutely no idea what to do. When black knows what he is doing you get a decent even middlegame. Can't ask for much more in an opening.

Anyone here ever use it?

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Post by HangingKing on September 13th 2010, 2:26 pm

Never tried this. What kind of game does it brings ?

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Post by Blue Devil Knight on September 13th 2010, 7:31 pm

I'll post a game or two when I get time. Note I have done zero study of the opening so far. I'm just playing it and making moves that seem natural. Then, when I get the book and database fired up, I'll have questions and problems from my games that hopefully they will answer. I find this better than just jumping in with the theory before I've mucked about in the trenches first.

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Post by Blue Devil Knight on September 13th 2010, 7:34 pm

Hey, I just became a Super GM!

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Post by BorgQueen on September 13th 2010, 8:28 pm

I thought that was called the Polish opening. I've faced it a few times and I must admit the first time I did, I got smashed because I had no idea what to do.

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Post by HangingKing on September 14th 2010, 8:38 am

What continuation do you tip ?

After your post, I tried a couple of games with b4 -> b5 -> a4 that give some huge space on the queenside, and i open the center with c4 but that does not seem to give transcendental advantage so far.

Maybe b4 -> c3 is better, don't know. I did not go for it since it seems to block a little dark square bishop.

As you know i'm not focused on a particular opening, i like to give a try to many of them, so why not b4, look forward to see some games of yours.


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Post by PawnCustodian on September 14th 2010, 3:45 pm

Blue Devil Knight wrote:Hey, I just became a Super GM!

Congratulations! In another first I think you're the only super GM playing the Orang Utan.....

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Post by Bilbo on September 14th 2010, 8:39 pm

haha

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Post by BorgQueen on September 14th 2010, 9:18 pm

What's even funnier is that somehow, I just became a national master! lol!!!

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Post by HangingKing on September 19th 2010, 3:29 pm

I tried this opening but did not get many bananas.

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Post by BorgQueen on September 19th 2010, 8:27 pm

I'm surprised you got ANY!! lol

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Post by Blue Devil Knight on September 20th 2010, 12:08 am

HangingKing wrote:What continuation do you tip ?

After your post, I tried a couple of games with b4 -> b5 -> a4 that give some huge space on the queenside, and i open the center with c4 but that does not seem to give transcendental advantage so far.

Maybe b4 -> c3 is better, don't know. I did not go for it since it seems to block a little dark square bishop.

As you know i'm not focused on a particular opening, i like to give a try to many of them, so why not b4, look forward to see some games of yours.


I always go 1b4 , 2 Bb2, and then I take it from there. Smile

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