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- - By FWCC (***) [us] Date 2009-03-15 14:39
It's becoming saddening.With the advent of such great books being made by our book pros.It seems to me the amount of draws at PCC have increased.For those that keep stats for  PCC could you look into this please and shoot us some stats?Today it seems a lonely SINGLE can draw an i7 with a good book if both stay in book(this is more likely if both use same book)as the books are deeper now and more precise thanks to Rybka.The opening truth is much more evidentYou can be "in book"for over 60 moves now with no problem or until the endgame which would petter out to a draw.Are things getting boring?-lol
Parent - - By Permanent Brain (*****) Date 2009-03-15 17:36
What is "PCC"?

As for book draws, having too narrow books and/or -settings, must be part of the problem. I guess 99% of those book draws are Najdorf Sicis. :-D

If you like, you could try this book as an experiment, to see if you get much less book draws with it. But it could be at the expense of getting more losses than wins, replacing these draws...(it is not a "performance" book):
(chess openings datafiles)

Important: Please use book settings NORMAL and min. games = 3, for the intention of this book's idea to work.
Parent - By FWCC (***) [us] Date 2009-03-15 17:56

Thanks for the book.
Parent - - By Uly (Gold) [mx] Date 2009-03-16 00:56
I'd love to say that since chess is a draw, decided games are caused by a mistake by either side, so when you approach perfection the draw percentage increases. Unfortunately on playches they're only exploring the same part of chess over and over, and a small part at that. It's like trying to explore all the world but you only visit Rome in all the travels.
Parent - - By Sunny (***) [us] Date 2009-03-16 03:36
I think Its time to experiment newer openings. Openings other than 1. E4, 1. D4 or 1. C4. Definitely this will take some time and energy.
Parent - - By Uly (Gold) [mx] Date 2009-03-16 03:38
That already happened with 1.h3, that line was played to death at playchess at some point.
Parent - By SpiderG (***) [us] Date 2009-03-16 04:26
Actually, I've seen some cool won games with the a3 opening. :) also, g4 is sometimes fun. :-)

Thanks,   SpiderG
Parent - - By The Truth (**) [de] Date 2009-03-16 07:10
Then what kind of these "non-playchess" openings are you talking about? Can you give examples please.
Parent - By Permanent Brain (*****) Date 2009-03-16 21:46
Where was he talking about non-playchess openings?? That doesn't appear in this thread.

I guess he means anything except Sicilian-Najdorf. :-D

Or anything except the very few "Super GM fashion" variations...
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