Da pozt yo chezz gamez thread

I don’t have time to look through this in detail atm but I will observe that in one line you give white has a very thematic but abstract piece sac which in practice is difficult to play against once accepted:

ie not Na2 which is decent, but the more hard to evaluate Nd5. The open e file is usually enough of a problem in these positions that black may ultimately consider giving back the piece by blocking the e file with a later Ne5 and just leaving it there when white plays f4.

oh cool, da zkep add a cumment about diz! to moi wuz juzt noticin da Ruy Lopez ztyle zheeyat

but da ztudy barely about da knightz variation, if da zkep recall dere iz problemz viz it

I mention it basically because it is SO thematic but also a move that an engine won’t be likely to rank top. There is definitely a Tal game with this motif but my memory fails me atm despite having his best game collection :frowning:

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daim da :tm: shud b a chezz maztah by now then :sunglasses:

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Ahaha da 64 haff becum something of an e-sport (at least in da zpeedy time cuntrolz like 1 min fo all movez).

A few ztreamahz are making mega$, and dere haff been sum very odd crozzovah sheeyatz az a rezlut eg

:lola: vid titling

(tagging @Harrison fo da redhead)

mah bad zelf hath too much zelf-rezpec to book a 10 minute zlot wid such a smokin redhead - wud haff to spend :lola: amounts of :moneybag: fo da full night :eggplant:

(n tru I used to play 1min 64 wit mah roommate in college - good timez)


ahahahaha DIZ pozz da pinnacle of zoomer chezz :sunglasses:

Hahaha a lowah calibah of 64 playing than da :wim: 88 playing, rezpek da NAKA for managing to keep a straight face 99% of da time


da zepp recummend pro-beginnah 2 vz 2 tag-team zetup fo maximum cg :sunglasses:

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  1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nc4 Nxe4 5. Nc3 Nxc3

In diz rare Ruzzian zide line, da main move iz 6. bxc3 inztead of 6. dxc3 az in bazically everything bezidez random zcotch 4 knightz. but da zkep dun undahztand diz. why wud diz be da main move? iz it zolely concrete?

da zkep haz been runnin da Millennium Attack az mah main line but conziderin a zwitch, cuz da pozitionz aren’t really my ztyle

I think the idea is to use the d pawn to claim a bit of central space, have the later option of playing down the b file, and reaching a position sumwut like dis:

where white haff mo space, accezz to f5, and a certain initative in return for da structural cuntcezzion on da q side. I don’t think it’s a very exciting position tbh.

v da Petroff, dere is da random option of da COCKROACH (sic) gambit, 4 Nf7, which probably isn’t sound at high level but isn’t as ridiculous as it looks.




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looked at a few mo openinz, da different zo far zeem to be whethah black can attack da c2-c3-d4 wiz an e-pawn o not (o c7-c6-d5). If dey haff an e-pawn, ezpecially already in da centah, den tiz too zlow. othahwize tiz a mo dynamic ztructure n da playah can reazonably go bx. da only tym dat bx iz outright-preferred iz if dx allowz an unfavorable queen trade. a knight on c3 (o c6) zittin in front of da c2 (o c7) pawn iz da optimal tym for bx, zince da d4/5 thruzt can’t be attacked on da flank immediately.

diz zeriez iz gud, a deep anal on recent linez in da giuoco piano:

Anothah openin ztudy, diz wun pretty mazzive. tiz of zeriouz theoretical zignificance, nobody haff made an anal on diz line befo. tho da zyztem impractically cumplicated except at da very top levelz:

Looks pretty comprehenziff but I’m not a Grunfeld player at all so I’ll only make a couple of loose obzervationz. Da Q sac for minor piece lines look awful for black; dere waz a topical analogouz line in da Pirc many years ago when da feztin wuz a minimofo and I’d be very surprised if any mofoz still try it as black.

I assume most of it is engine checked but not all. I spotted dis position and in fact it’s quite a gud example of tactical alertnezz training. Da Qc8 move given iz a blunder, but wut shud white play to exploit it? :lib: (otoh black should have probably tried Nd5 ed Nd4 with compensation: if Bd1 then Qd6 and white’s queen finds herself suddenly very short of squares).

tiz all engine-checked. tru dat iz a pozition frum da Byrne Variation (aftah Qc8 look lyk Qxc6 win a piece cleanly); da Nd5 a ztrong improvement ovah da old theory, tiz why da zkep recommend againzt it. Da zkep Tarrasch ‘main line’ pozitionz r direct improvementz ovah diz. da queen zac zheeyat from da Smyslov/Prins Variation, da zkep recommend againzt deze az vel.

doze r 3 of da 4 main linez, n da zkep zhow dey all zuck hard; by procezz of elimination diz leave da Hungarian vich giff u diz ztructure:

zince da zkep haff zero interezt in playin diz grotezque pawn ztructah, mah-bad-zelf next cuntzidah diz new bizhop endgame line. tiz a double pawn zac fo black. da ‘old’ theory giff u diz drawn 4 bizhopz endin, tho tiz not trivial fo black to prove equality:

  1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Nf3 Bg7 5. Qb3 dxc4 6. Qxc4 Be6 7. Qb5+ Bd7 8. Qxb7 Nc6 9. Qb3 Rb8 10. Qd1 Bf5 11. a3 O-O 12. e3 e5 13. Nxe5 Nxe5 14. dxe5 Ne4 15. Qxd8 Rfxd8 16. Nxe4 Bxe4 17. f4 f6 18. Bc4+ Kh8

Howevah, dere iz an improvement fo white here to keep queenz on wiz 11. Qa4. Black can’t rezp wiz 11…Bd7 az if lookin fo a perpetual, cuz white vil juzt play e4 n be winnin, endgame or not. u get diz:

tiz very hard to prove da compenzation here. zo eliminatin diz az too pazzive n difficult, da zkep create diz Tarrazch Zyztem. defo requiah mo memorization cuz of da numbah of diztinctly-flavored linez, but dey iz eaziah to play n giff black a ton of winnin chancez.

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I did give this position quite a bit of thought. I think black has quite a lot of dynamic compensation for the grotty pawns. A plan like Nd5, Nc6, Rb8, Bb7 and black has a lot of activity and open lines - in pardickulah the bishop on e3 isn’t a very good piece and the queen is misplaced on b4. Black will of course be worse if there is a lot of simplification (ie reducing the dynamic potential), but that isn’t so easy to attain. With such a setup there might even be positional exchange sacs in the air on f3 to open up the castled king. In summary black has accepted pawn weaknesses in return for better minor pieces.