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  1. Subscriber 64squaresofpain On Vacation
    The drunk knight
    13 Nov '14 23:01
    Greetings players and fellow patzers

    Had this thought for a while: Is it possible one can have more "luck",
    or perhaps some weird form of psychological edge or comfort zone
    when playing with a specific colour?

    For instance, my own stats show a higher percentage win rate with Black than with White -
    although admittedly only by 4% currently -
    it has still become noticeable to me.

    My latest win with Black, for instance, is a win that shouldn't have been.

    It seems crazy how Black manages to escape here,
    and so I couldn't help but run an analysis of the game, and produce some annotations:



    What do you guys think?
    Do you feel that you may have a lucky colour?
    Is this all nonsense?
  2. Subscriber venda
    Dave
    14 Nov '14 14:13
    Originally posted by 64squaresofpain
    Greetings players and fellow patzers

    Had this thought for a while: Is it possible one can have more "luck",
    or perhaps some weird form of psychological edge or comfort zone
    when playing with a specific colour?

    For instance, my own stats show a higher percentage win rate with Black than with White -
    although admittedly only by 4% currently ...[text shortened]...

    What do you guys think?
    Do you feel that you may have a lucky colour?
    Is this all nonsense?
    My % seems to stay around 50 all the time.
    I suppose you have to win or lose a lot of games to significantly change it.
    What your game says to me is don't give in too early as opponents are always likely to blunder.Mine never seem to do though!!
    I suppose we're all more comfortable playing certain positions whether with white or black.Personally, I always relax a little when queens are off -they're a nuisance -you're either defending them or defending against them!!
    As for luck -the only "luck" is when an opponent blunders
    This Fritz you talk about seems like a good player - p'raps you could ask 'im to join the clan!!
  3. Subscriber 64squaresofpain On Vacation
    The drunk knight
    15 Nov '14 13:47
    Originally posted by venda
    My % seems to stay around 50 all the time.
    I suppose you have to win or lose a lot of games to significantly change it.
    What your game says to me is don't give in too early as opponents are always likely to blunder.Mine never seem to do though!!
    I suppose we're all more comfortable playing certain positions whether with white or black.Personally, I always r ...[text shortened]... This Fritz you talk about seems like a good player - p'raps you could ask 'im to join the clan!!
    I just seem to get more of this "luck" with black than with white, and that's what I find curious.

    Lol Fritz is too cocky for us, always showing me up and slapping me about,
    calling me names and laughing at me behind my back!
  4. Subscriber venda
    Dave
    15 Nov '14 14:03
    Originally posted by 64squaresofpain
    I just seem to get more of this "luck" with black than with white, and that's what I find curious.

    Lol Fritz is too cocky for us, always showing me up and slapping me about,
    calling me names and laughing at me behind my back!
    I expect he's German with that name.They can be like that.Oops, hope I don't get banned for racism!!