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- - By Uly (Gold) Date 2020-04-20 08:15
Good luck!

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6

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Parent - - By Master Om (Bronze) Date 2020-04-25 03:58
4.d3
Parent - - By Uly (Gold) Date 2020-04-27 20:53
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5

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Parent - - By Master Om (Bronze) Date 2020-04-28 03:06
5. 0-0
Parent - - By Uly (Gold) Date 2020-04-28 17:41
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. O-O d6

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Parent - - By Master Om (Bronze) Date 2020-04-29 13:34
6. c3
Parent - - By Uly (Gold) Date 2020-04-30 04:43
So here's the other 6th move. Nothing surprising though now I'll avoid transposing to the first game. I think in principle castling before a5 would have been a better move order anyway.

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. O-O d6 6. c3 O-O

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Parent - - By Master Om (Bronze) Date 2020-04-30 14:41

> Nothing surprising though now I'll avoid transposing to the first game.


No No U can play if u want. AFAIK U wont b able to play last game still.
If want to continue plz continue.
Parent - - By Uly (Gold) Date 2020-04-30 22:21
The line I played in the other game wasn't the only one, I already saw how that went, so I'm interested in seeing another one. Specially if it was a fluke (if I trivially equalize without using more than 12 minutes with another line, that'd be something.) Still haven't switched on an engine and will not do it until the book is over, so that's your chance to find a hole in it and win.

> If want to continue plz continue.


I continued with 6...O-O, it's your turn.
Parent - - By Master Om (Bronze) Date 2020-05-01 03:55
The position is nearly equal out from the opening.
There is nothing white or black can do unless one does a mistake.
The finite advantage is purely strategical.
Parent - - By Uly (Gold) Date 2020-05-01 05:55
Okay, but I was under the impression that someone using maximum time on the clock, let's say, 6 days per move, could over-run someone that just copied moves like a parrot from a book. It seems that at least in the Italian black has equalized so much that this can be done without getting smashed, but I do hope you prove me wrong (since I was mentioning the Italian because I couldn't do it myself.)
Parent - - By Master Om (Bronze) Date 2020-05-01 14:32

> could over-run someone that just copied moves like a parrot from a book.


You are forgetting the effort that goes into book making.
A book move is always statistically correct move if database contains good games even if blitz ones too.

> It seems that at least in the Italian black has equalized so much that this can be done without getting smashed,


Not only in Italian, I can play Najdorf out of the book  dead equal. So is catalan and grunfeld.
Parent - - By Uly (Gold) Date 2020-05-02 01:20

> Not only in Italian, I can play Najdorf out of the book  dead equal. So is catalan and grunfeld.


Maybe we can try that later on, you copy moves from your book without further analysis and I try to find a hole in some variation.

Meanwhile, still waiting for white's reply.
Parent - By Master Om (Bronze) Date 2020-05-02 11:49

>Maybe we can try that later on, you copy moves from your book without further analysis and I try to find a hole in some variation.


okay done.
Parent - - By Master Om (Bronze) Date 2020-05-02 18:35
7. Bg5

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Parent - - By Uly (Gold) Date 2020-05-03 02:24
Interestingly, 7...Bb6 is the only move with a negative (=in favor of black) "out of book" eval. 7...h6 is 0.00, the rest with an edge for white.

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. O-O d6 6. c3 O-O 7. Bg5 Bb6

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Parent - - By Master Om (Bronze) Date 2020-05-06 14:43

>Interestingly, 7...Bb6 is the only move with a negative (=in favor of black) "out of book" eval. 7...h6 is 0.00, the rest with an edge for white.


I didn't find that.

8. Nbd2

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Parent - - By Uly (Gold) Date 2020-05-08 06:07
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. O-O d6 6. c3 O-O 7. Bg5 Bb6 8. Nbd2 h6

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Parent - - By Master Om (Bronze) Date 2020-05-08 07:47
9. Bh4

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Parent - - By Uly (Gold) Date 2020-05-08 18:52
(rest with positive white advantage eval)

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. O-O d6 6. c3 O-O 7. Bg5 Bb6 8. Nbd2 h6 9. Bh4 g5

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Parent - - By Master Om (Bronze) Date 2020-05-09 04:44
10. Bg3

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Parent - - By Uly (Gold) Date 2020-05-09 10:19
(only move)

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. O-O d6 6. c3 O-O 7. Bg5 Bb6 8. Nbd2 h6 9. Bh4 g5 10. Bg3 Nh7

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Parent - - By Master Om (Bronze) Date 2020-05-14 08:30
11. a4

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Parent - - By Uly (Gold) Date 2020-05-15 03:10
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. O-O d6 6. c3 O-O 7. Bg5 Bb6 8. Nbd2 h6 9. Bh4 g5 10. Bg3 Nh7 11. a4 a6

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Parent - - By Master Om (Bronze) Date 2020-05-15 12:26
12. Bb3

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Parent - - By Uly (Gold) Date 2020-05-15 20:57
Book only covered Ba2 and h3, so that's the novelty! The game starts now, let's see how it goes...

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. O-O d6 6. c3 O-O 7. Bg5 Bb6 8. Nbd2 h6 9. Bh4 g5 10. Bg3 Nh7 11. a4 a6 12. Bb3 h5

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Parent - - By Master Om (Bronze) Date 2020-05-19 12:16
13. h4
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Parent - - By Uly (Gold) Date 2020-05-20 06:37
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. O-O d6 6. c3 O-O 7. Bg5 Bb6 8. Nbd2 h6 9. Bh4 g5 10. Bg3 Nh7 11. a4 a6 12. Bb3 h5 13. h4 g4

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Parent - - By Master Om (Bronze) Date 2020-05-20 07:16
14. Ne1
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Parent - - By Uly (Gold) Date 2020-05-22 02:52
Nakamura references this Bb6 -> Ba7 maneuver in one of his recent videos. I'll not comment but I found interesting GMs are aware of these lines.

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. O-O d6 6. c3 O-O 7. Bg5 Bb6 8. Nbd2 h6 9. Bh4 g5 10. Bg3 Nh7 11. a4 a6 12. Bb3 h5 13. h4 g4 14. Ne1 Ba7

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Parent - - By Master Om (Bronze) Date 2020-05-22 03:02

>Nakamura references this Bb6 -> Ba7


Its obvious because of my next move.

15. Nc4

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Parent - - By Uly (Gold) Date 2020-05-24 02:57
At 0.00 around here.

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. O-O d6 6. c3 O-O 7. Bg5 Bb6 8. Nbd2 h6 9. Bh4 g5 10. Bg3 Nh7 11. a4 a6
12. Bb3 h5 13. h4 g4 14. Ne1 Ba7 15. Nc4 Be6

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Parent - - By Master Om (Bronze) Date 2020-05-28 03:03
Am around 0.20 since opening...

16. Nc2
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Parent - - By Uly (Gold) Date 2020-05-31 08:39

> Am around 0.20 since opening...


That's an extraordinary claim! My eval from the opening position is 0.03, I still haven't found a line for a 0.04 advantage, so it'd be cool if Bc4 actually overtook my evals with an advantage like that.

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. O-O d6 6. c3 O-O 7. Bg5 Bb6 8. Nbd2 h6 9. Bh4 g5 10. Bg3 Nh7 11. a4 a6 12. Bb3 h5 13. h4 g4 14. Ne1 Ba7 15. Nc4 Be6 16. Nc2 Qf6

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Parent - By Master Om (Bronze) Date 2020-06-01 17:56
17. a5

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