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Poll Which do you think are theoretically drawn? (Closed)
1 b3 13 20%
1 e4 14 21%
1 d4 14 21%
1 e4 Nh6 2 d3 Ng8 3 d4 6 9%
1 e4 Nh6 2 d4 Ng8 3 Nf3 5 8%
1 e4 Nh6 2 d3 Ng8 3 d4 Nh6 4 Nf3 Ng8 5 Bc4 4 6%
1 g3 Nh6 2 Bh3 Ng8 3 Bg2 Nh6 4 Nf3 Ng8 5 O-O 5 8%
1 g3 Nh6 2 Bh3 Ng8 3 Bg2 Nh6 4 b3 Ng8 5 Bb2 5 8%
- - By BB (****) [gb] Date 2008-01-07 16:07
Which of these positions do you think are theoretical draws? The latter options include silly Black moves so as to alternate turns  - the idea is to give White some extra tempi. I hesitate to make this a poll, but the "why" question is perhaps too speculative, and I am interested in the "what" result. [The first option is so that None of the Above need not be included. :)]
Parent - By turbojuice1122 (Gold) [us] Date 2008-01-07 16:32
I'm starting off with the first three; perhaps people's arguments might be able to convince me of the later options as time goes on...  The one in which I would most easily be convinced to add would be the one where white has only two free moves, 1.e4 2.d4
Parent - - By SR (****) [gb] Date 2008-01-08 00:29
Why b3 is less likely to be a draw than d4 or e4 is beyond me. Even more absurd 79% think that  white (black?) has a won position after 1.b3
I suppose this is partly the same lot who believe god has a rating of 6000+


Parent - By turbojuice1122 (Gold) [us] Date 2008-01-08 01:45
That 79% isn't a "real" number because of the fact that the poll allows multiple votes, but unfortunately tallies the percentages as if the votes all come from different users.
Parent - - By BB (****) [gb] Date 2008-01-08 14:13

> Why b3 is less likely to be a draw than d4 or e4 is beyond me.


Maybe because Alan voted? :-P

There would seem to be 12 votes so far, with 3 people thinking that everything is drawn, and another person saying e4/d4 is not enough. I'm not so sure about the last option (double fianchetto), and even the one before it (g3,Bg2,Nf3,O-O) seems iffy. Otherwise I'd agree that e4/d4/Nf3 (barely) and particularly e4/d4/Nf3/Bc4 should be wins.
Parent - - By turbojuice1122 (Gold) [us] Date 2008-01-08 16:50
Oh, e4/d4/Nf3/Bc4 may be a very quick win :-)
Parent - By Vempele (Silver) [fi] Date 2008-01-08 18:50
e4/Qf3/Bc4/Bxf7 is even quicker :-p
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