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  1. 29 Nov '12 16:56 / 1 edit
    Once you examine all the possibilities you will see why..
  2. 29 Nov '12 18:19
    1: ... e5 gives a english opening after 2: c4
    1: ... d5 gives black a slight advantage
  3. Standard member kingshill
    Mr Ring Rusty
    29 Nov '12 18:39
    If you like to lull black into a false sense of security by offering him immediate equality it's brilliant ..! ;-)
  4. 29 Nov '12 18:59
    1.d3 ! d6 ! DRAW - Baroque Chess Openings
  5. 29 Nov '12 19:04
    White has a forced advantage after 1:e4!, but if you make one mistake, black can seize the advantage.
    The sicilian, once though to give black equal play, are recently made unsound because of 2: d4!! cxd4 3: c3! (nf3, followed by c3 often tranposes)
  6. Standard member vivify
    29 Nov '12 19:53 / 1 edit
    Nope, 1.e4 is the perfect opening. It's unstoppable. If white plays someone of the same strength with that opening, white will win.
  7. 29 Nov '12 21:01 / 1 edit
    nope 1.c4 is the perfect opening as it carries the most transpositional possibilities of any opening,

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    Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless — like water. Now you put water in a cup, it
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  8. Subscriber 64squaresofpain On Vacation
    The drunk knight
    30 Nov '12 01:41
    The ultimate opening move:

    1. Qxe8

  9. 30 Nov '12 02:13
    I have 1.d3 being played 1706 times:

    White wins = 694 Draws = 178 Black wins = 834

    The chief exponent of this opening is ZorroTheFox who
    has played 1.d3 an incredible 600 times!

    His stats are
    White wins = 209 Draws = 80 Black wins = 311

    Here is his quickest loss.

    ZorroTheFox - rlchapman RHP 2007
  10. Standard member wolfgang59
    30 Nov '12 03:01 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    The chief exponent of this opening is [b]ZorroTheFox who
    has played 1.d3 an incredible 600 times!

    Here is his quickest loss.

    A reverse Pirc.
    8. b4 should have been played.