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- - By Uly (Gold) Date 2019-06-07 08:56
1.

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Parent - - By witchesbutt (**) Date 2019-06-07 09:51
1. c4
Parent - - By Uly (Gold) Date 2019-06-09 08:54
I didn't expect the English.

I don't have anything ready against it, but coincidentally, and historically, a critical line of my main defense against 1.d4 fell down, making my backsolved score of the opening position 0.03! (it has been 0.00 for several years) No way I'm winning the game as black against that line, and I can't risk transposing into it (which you could do as easily as playing 2.d4.)

Luckily, you don't have to wait for me to prepare an English defense (at least, not one where I play for a draw, which would be 1...c5)

So the Reverse Sicilian it is! :smile:

1. c4 e5

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Parent - - By witchesbutt (**) Date 2019-06-09 09:59
2.Nc3

I'm not sure if I'm responding correctly here - not played here before so if anything's amiss please let me know.
I play the English almost 100% of the time now at ICCF as I end up giving myself unnecessary headaches when playing e4 or d4.
Sicilian gives me problems, the Indians too.
Sometimes in a moment of madness I will play the Sicilian .. :twisted:
Parent - - By Uly (Gold) Date 2019-06-10 16:32
Nf6

> I'm not sure if I'm responding correctly here


Yeah, just the move is enough :smile:
Parent - - By witchesbutt (**) Date 2019-06-11 09:13
Nf3

:cool:
Parent - - By Uly (Gold) Date 2019-06-11 12:08
1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Nf3 Nc6
Parent - - By witchesbutt (**) Date 2019-06-12 08:40
4. g3 .. (if d5 5. cxd5 Nxd5 6. Bg2)

:cool:
Parent - - By Uly (Gold) Date 2019-06-12 21:45
The only reason I played into this was the hope you'd play 4. e4!?, where I could get some advantage with black. Eh, one can dream...
Parent - - By witchesbutt (**) Date 2019-06-13 10:20
As I said I gave up on e4 for the most part - one of my buddies looks for novelties (e4,d4 openings mainly) then passes them on to me to analyze.
I'm on a Mac - he has a Windoze system and CB and whatever bolted on.
I have a Windoze too - as old as me .. :cool::cry:
I'm an old guy and I play like my good friend Geri here .....

[vid=youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9IYRC7g2ICg[/vid]
Parent - - By Uly (Gold) Date 2019-06-13 10:59
Heh, I wasn't talking about 1.e4 but about 1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Nf3 Nc6 4.e4 :smile:

4.g3 as you played is clearly best so I was just playing hope chess.

>[vid=youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9IYRC7g2ICg[/vid]


Good stuff, I still remember that when I was teaching kids to play chess, they had seen the Pixar short so it was easier to make a connection with them :lol:
Parent - By witchesbutt (**) Date 2019-06-13 13:01
Heh heh .. see - easily confused.
I'm sure I've played e4 - need to check - okay I thought I did.
Playing the game below right now - played e3 - my mind is 10-15% rigor mortis .. :eek::cry:

1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Nf3 Nc6 4.e3 Bb4 5.Qc2 Bxc3 6.Qxc3 Qe7 7.a3 d5
8.d4 exd4 9.Nxd4 Ne5 10.cxd5 Nxd5 11.Qb3 Nf6 12.Qb4 c5
13.Qb5+ Bd7 14.Nf5 Rd8 15.f4
Parent - - By Uly (Gold) Date 2019-06-12 23:05
Conditional rejected.

1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. g3 Bb4

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Parent - - By witchesbutt (**) Date 2019-06-13 10:10
:cool:

5.Bg2
Parent - - By Uly (Gold) Date 2019-06-15 03:34
1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. g3 Bb4 5. Bg2 d6

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Parent - - By witchesbutt (**) Date 2019-06-15 10:55
:cool:

6. O-O
Parent - - By Uly (Gold) Date 2019-06-19 16:58
Was going to move this yesterday but got the "max users" error thing.

1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. g3 Bb4 5. Bg2 d6 6. O-O O-O

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Parent - - By witchesbutt (**) Date 2019-06-20 10:17
:eek:

7.Nd5
Parent - - By Uly (Gold) Date 2019-06-20 18:00
1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. g3 Bb4 5. Bg2 d6 6. O-O O-O 7. Nd5 Bc5

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Parent - - By witchesbutt (**) Date 2019-06-21 11:09
:cool:

8.e3

Are you a Leela fan ?
If so have you tried the Leela-specific GUI - Nibbler ?
Uncluttered interface - nice.
Wish it had co-ordinates - my eyes are the pits !!
Parent - - By Uly (Gold) Date 2019-06-21 19:58
Thanks. I might be getting a good gpu and using Leela by the end of August, and I'll get a look, right now I'm stuck with 1CPU Leela, and it seems to produce worse analysis than TSCP :yell:

1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. g3 Bb4 5. Bg2 d6 6. O-O O-O 7. Nd5 Bc5 8. e3 a5

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Parent - - By witchesbutt (**) Date 2019-06-21 23:47
:cool:

9.d4

I'm hoping to self-build provided my hands behave themselves. Nerve damage in both hands - carpal tunnel surgery on right in August.
I'm already having issues with needles and scalpels and stitches .. :eek::grin:

https://browser.geekbench.com/v4/cpu/13495867

https://wccftech.com/amd-ryzen-9-3950x- ... ld-record/
Parent - - By Uly (Gold) Date 2019-06-22 05:15
:eek: I... I'll just wish you the best with that...

1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. g3 Bb4 5. Bg2 d6 6. O-O O-O 7. Nd5 Bc5 8. e3 a5 9. d4 Ba7


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Parent - - By witchesbutt (**) Date 2019-06-22 08:34
:cool:

10.Nc3 *

Thanks - not looking forward to it but ..... :cry:
Parent - - By Uly (Gold) Date 2019-06-22 17:55
1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. g3 Bb4 5. Bg2 d6 6. O-O O-O 7. Nd5 Bc5 8. e3 a5 9. d4 Ba7 10. Nc3 Bf5

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Parent - - By witchesbutt (**) Date 2019-06-23 09:26
:cool:

11.b3
Parent - - By Uly (Gold) Date 2019-06-24 19:50
1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. g3 Bb4 5. Bg2 d6 6. O-O O-O 7. Nd5 Bc5 8. e3 a5 9. d4 Ba7 10. Nc3 Bf5 11. b3 Re8

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Parent - - By witchesbutt (**) Date 2019-06-25 16:20
:cool:

12.d5
Parent - - By Uly (Gold) Date 2019-06-26 08:47
1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. g3 Bb4 5. Bg2 d6 6. O-O O-O 7. Nd5 Bc5 8. e3 a5 9. d4 Ba7 10. Nc3 Bf5 11. b3 Re8
12. d5 Ne7

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Parent - - By witchesbutt (**) Date 2019-06-26 20:36
:cool:

13. h3
Parent - - By Uly (Gold) Date 2019-06-27 07:33
1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. g3 Bb4 5. Bg2 d6 6. O-O O-O 7. Nd5 Bc5 8. e3 a5 9. d4 Ba7 10. Nc3 Bf5 11. b3 Re8
12. d5 Ne7 13. h3 Ng6

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Parent - - By witchesbutt (**) Date 2019-06-27 19:58
:cool:
:twisted:
:twisted:

14. Bb2

took me almost 30mins to get back here .. I'm old !!
Parent - - By Uly (Gold) Date 2019-06-28 10:33
My pieces are unsure of where should they stand, they must be getting old :yell:

1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. g3 Bb4 5. Bg2 d6 6. O-O O-O 7. Nd5 Bc5 8. e3 a5 9. d4 Ba7 10. Nc3 Bf5 11. b3 Re8
12. d5 Ne7 13. h3 Ng6 14. Bb2 Bd7

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Parent - - By witchesbutt (**) Date 2019-06-29 15:29
:cool:

15. Nd2 *

a3 and Kh2 looked good too .. :eek:
Parent - - By Uly (Gold) Date 2019-06-29 22:37
Ponder hit! (as in, I'm making this move without doing any extra analysis :grin: )

1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. g3 Bb4 5. Bg2 d6 6. O-O O-O 7. Nd5 Bc5 8. e3 a5 9. d4 Ba7 10. Nc3 Bf5 11. b3 Re8 12. d5 Ne7 13. h3 Ng6 14. Bb2 Bd7 15. Nd2 Rf8

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Parent - - By witchesbutt (**) Date 2019-06-30 11:40
:cool:

16. Kh2 *

so I get to play Kh2 now without the benefit of knowing as best I can your plan !!

:yell:
Parent - - By Uly (Gold) Date 2019-07-01 01:06
I don't have a plan yet :evil: but white allowed black here to fool around in search for one :twisted:

Anyway, Ponder Hit!

1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. g3 Bb4 5. Bg2 d6 6. O-O O-O 7. Nd5 Bc5 8. e3 a5 9. d4 Ba7 10. Nc3 Bf5 11. b3 Re8 12. d5 Ne7 13. h3 Ng6 14. Bb2 Bd7 15. Nd2 Rf8 16. Kh2 Ne8

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Parent - - By witchesbutt (**) Date 2019-07-01 13:28
:cool:

OK you figured out White’s plan .. well done .. :yell::lol::lol::lol:
Canada Day - 152 years old - hot - +21C.

17.e4 *
Parent - - By Uly (Gold) Date 2019-07-01 23:31
When I looked at these positions at first, I thought White could get creative and try many things. It turns out white's optimal play is very slim and easy to predict :lol:

Ponder hit!

1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. g3 Bb4 5. Bg2 d6 6. O-O O-O 7. Nd5 Bc5 8. e3 a5 9. d4 Ba7 10. Nc3 Bf5 11. b3 Re8
12. d5 Ne7 13. h3 Ng6 14. Bb2 Bd7 15. Nd2 Rf8 16. Kh2 Ne8 17. e4 Nf6

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Parent - - By witchesbutt (**) Date 2019-07-02 09:34
:cool:

18. Qc2 *
Parent - - By Uly (Gold) Date 2019-07-03 03:37
1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. g3 Bb4 5. Bg2 d6 6. O-O O-O 7. Nd5 Bc5 8. e3 a5 9. d4 Ba7 10. Nc3 Bf5 11. b3 Re8 12. d5 Ne7 13. h3 Ng6 14. Bb2 Bd7 15. Nd2 Rf8 16. Kh2 Ne8 17. e4 Nf6 18. Qc2 h5

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Parent - - By witchesbutt (**) Date 2019-07-03 10:55
:cool:

19. Nf3 *

:cool:
Parent - - By Uly (Gold) Date 2019-07-05 07:50
1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. g3 Bb4 5. Bg2 d6 6. O-O O-O 7. Nd5 Bc5 8. e3 a5 9. d4 Ba7 10. Nc3 Bf5 11. b3 Re8
12. d5 Ne7 13. h3 Ng6 14. Bb2 Bd7 15. Nd2 Rf8 16. Kh2 Ne8 17. e4 Nf6 18. Qc2 h5 19. Nf3 Nh7

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Parent - - By witchesbutt (**) Date 2019-07-05 15:56
:cool:

20. Rae1 *

:twisted:
Parent - - By Uly (Gold) Date 2019-07-09 14:05
Had a move here that transposed back into analysis, very tempting to play it, but no...

1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. g3 Bb4 5. Bg2 d6 6. O-O O-O 7. Nd5 Bc5 8. e3 a5 9. d4 Ba7 10. Nc3 Bf5 11. b3 Re8 12. d5 Ne7 13. h3 Ng6 14. Bb2 Bd7 15. Nd2 Rf8 16. Kh2 Ne8 17. e4 Nf6 18. Qc2 h5 19. Nf3 Nh7 20. Rae1 Bc5

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Parent - - By witchesbutt (**) Date 2019-07-10 12:12
:cool:

21. a4 *

You should have done - allowed your wild side to punch through .. :eek:
I probably would have clobbered you .. :lol::lol::lol:

Also could have played Na4 here or a3 - I think !
Parent - - By Uly (Gold) Date 2019-07-11 00:13
Well, I still have no idea about what will white do... :lol:

1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. g3 Bb4 5. Bg2 d6 6. O-O O-O 7. Nd5 Bc5 8. e3 a5 9. d4 Ba7 10. Nc3 Bf5 11. b3 Re8 12. d5 Ne7 13. h3 Ng6 14. Bb2 Bd7 15. Nd2 Rf8 16. Kh2 Ne8 17. e4 Nf6 18. Qc2 h5 19. Nf3 Nh7 20. Rae1 Bc5 21. a4 Qe7

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Parent - - By witchesbutt (**) Date 2019-07-11 10:22
:mad:

22. Bc1 *

:yell::sad:

I've lost the plot - just lost two games at ICCF due to finger issues.
Parent - - By Uly (Gold) Date 2019-07-13 21:46
Did you say you'd have clobbered me after h4? Bring it on!

1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. g3 Bb4 5. Bg2 d6 6. O-O O-O 7. Nd5 Bc5 8. e3 a5 9. d4 Ba7 10. Nc3 Bf5 11. b3 Re8 12. d5 Ne7 13. h3 Ng6 14. Bb2 Bd7 15. Nd2 Rf8 16. Kh2 Ne8 17. e4 Nf6 18. Qc2 h5 19. Nf3 Nh7 20. Rae1 Bc5 21. a4 Qe7 22. Bc1 h4

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Parent - - By witchesbutt (**) Date 2019-07-14 12:23
:cool:

23. Re2 *

:cool:

Wimping out .. :lol::lol::lol:

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