Originally posted by XanthosNZ
READ THE FAQ!
Thanks for the advice! Love your use of exclamation points, by the way....
In any event, I did read (and have now, again, thanks to your well-meaning advice, re-read) the FAQs and nothing I found speaks directly to the question. Indirectly, it seems, the question is answered in the negative--black or white makes no difference. I guess the question behind the question, then, is why not? I'm new to chess, but some of what I've managed to glean suggests that all other things being equal, it's more difficult to win (or draw) for black. Is this not the case?