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  1. Standard member BlueEyedRook
    Ol' Blue Eyes
    23 Jan '06 03:48
    I am the infamous instigator of other polls on this website (some controversial, others less so), but they usually tend to be pretty conversational and thought-provoking. This one is more of a survey, but I would be curious how everyone answers. Caro-Kann Clan, any thoughts on this?

    http://blueeyedrook.blogspot.com/

    How do you usually respond to 1. e4?

    1... e5 (leading to the Italian Game, the Petroff Defense, the Philidor Defense, etc.)
    1... c5 (Sicilian Def.)
    1... Nf6 (Alekhine's Def.)
    1... c6 (Caro-Kann Def.)
    1... e6 (French Def.)
    1... d6 (leading to the Pirc Def.)
    1... d5 (Center Counter Def.)
    1... g6 (leading to the Robatsch Def.)
    1... Nc6 (Nimzovich Def.)
    OTHER (Please feel free to submit your answer in the comments portion of this survey)
  2. Standard member XanthosNZ
    Cancerous Bus Crash
    23 Jan '06 03:51
    Have you actually ever made a post that isn't directly or indirectly linked to your crappy blog?
  3. Standard member BlueEyedRook
    Ol' Blue Eyes
    23 Jan '06 03:52
    Originally posted by XanthosNZ
    Have you actually ever made a post that isn't directly or indirectly linked to your crappy blog?
    You never answered my question Xanthos, "Is it a cold, dreary, miserable day in New Zealand, today?"
  4. Standard member XanthosNZ
    Cancerous Bus Crash
    23 Jan '06 03:55
    25 degrees and barely a cloud in the sky.
  5. Standard member Grandmouster
    ChessObsessed
    23 Jan '06 03:56
    Originally posted by BlueEyedRook
    I am the infamous instigator of other polls on this website (some controversial, others less so), but they usually tend to be pretty conversational and thought-provoking. This one is more of a survey, but I would be curious how everyone answers. Caro-Kann Clan, any thoughts on this?

    http://blueeyedrook.blogspot.com/

    How do you usually respon ...[text shortened]... ch Def.)
    OTHER (Please feel free to submit your answer in the comments portion of this survey)
    I like to play ..c5
    used to play the french...e6
    occasionaly caro-cann---d6
    but i also like the modern.......g6
  6. Standard member BlueEyedRook
    Ol' Blue Eyes
    23 Jan '06 04:01
    Originally posted by XanthosNZ
    25 degrees and barely a cloud in the sky.
    I ask because (in addition to referring to my "crappy blog) in your most recent public posts, you say:

    "Is everyone in Australians as dumb as you?"

    "Powershaker you're an idiot."

    "Unlike you I'm a man of my word ...."

    "Quit with the annoying retardedness and perahaps people would be more inclined to listen to you. Right now no one cares what you think."

    "Quit with the angst. You are more annoying than a swarm of gnats. "

    "Learn to read."

    "Quit with the damn copied riddles that everyone has heard."

    Is life in New Zeland really this miserable?
  7. Standard member XanthosNZ
    Cancerous Bus Crash
    23 Jan '06 04:25
    When people stop requiring derision I'll stop giving it.
  8. 23 Jan '06 04:54
    Originally posted by BlueEyedRook
    I am the infamous instigator of other polls on this website (some controversial, others less so), but they usually tend to be pretty conversational and thought-provoking. This one is more of a survey, but I would be curious how everyone answers. Caro-Kann Clan, any thoughts on this?

    http://blueeyedrook.blogspot.com/

    How do you usually respon ...[text shortened]... ch Def.)
    OTHER (Please feel free to submit your answer in the comments portion of this survey)
    1.e4 e5

    You missed the most important one, Ruy Lopez

    I play 1.e4 e5
  9. 23 Jan '06 05:55 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by BlueEyedRook
    I am the infamous instigator of other polls on this website (some controversial, others less so), but they usually tend to be pretty conversational and thought-provoking. This one is more of a survey, but I would be curious how everyone answers. Caro-Kann Clan, any thoughts on this?

    http://blueeyedrook.blogspot.com/

    How do you usually respon ch Def.)
    OTHER (Please feel free to submit your answer in the comments portion of this survey)
    I play either the Pirc or Sicilian.
  10. 23 Jan '06 06:04 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by XanthosNZ
    Have you actually ever made a post that isn't directly or indirectly linked to your crappy blog?
    He linked to his blog because he wanted to have a poll and see the popularity of each response to e4 among RHP players. I'm sure he wouldn't have linked to his blog if RHP had support for polls, but it doesn't, so, what was he to do? Just having us write our preferences isn't as elegant of a solution as a poll.

    But even if it weren't a poll, so what if he links to his blog? It is of interest to many people here since it is mainly about chess. (and he's not selling anything) If you don't like it, just don't go to it and leave your whining for more important things.
  11. Standard member HomerJSimpson
    Renouned Grob Killer
    23 Jan '06 06:11
    Originally posted by XanthosNZ
    Have you actually ever made a post that isn't directly or indirectly linked to your crappy blog?
    I just beat B.E.R. You think he'll include me in his blog?
  12. Standard member XanthosNZ
    Cancerous Bus Crash
    23 Jan '06 06:59
    Originally posted by exigentsky
    He linked to his blog because he wanted to have a poll and see the popularity of each response to e4 among RHP players. I'm sure he wouldn't have linked to his blog if RHP had support for polls, but it doesn't, so, what was he to do? Just having us write our preferences isn't as elegant of a solution as a poll.

    But even if it weren't a poll, so what i ...[text shortened]... don't like it, just don't go to it and leave your whining for more important things.
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  13. 23 Jan '06 07:40 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by XanthosNZ
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    Haha! Come on, it's not the same thing. His blog is of interest to many chess players here and directly relevant to this thread. Plus, he's not asking for your wallet.
  14. 23 Jan '06 08:21
    I answer with 1...e6 and you're doomed.
  15. 23 Jan '06 08:21
    Originally posted by XanthosNZ
    25 degrees and barely a cloud in the sky.
    And you're inside playing chess?