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  1. 09 Sep '09 22:17
    Hi All

    I would like to know what opening that you would use most often and your age as well.. I know it sounds like a weird question, but I am going to look into this. Is there a comparsion between someone age and opening.

    Please help me by posting your age and the opening that you use most often.

    thanks.
  2. Standard member ivan2908
    SelfProclaimedTitler
    09 Sep '09 22:25
    Originally posted by steven9
    Hi All

    I would like to know what opening that you would use most often and your age as well.. I know it sounds like a weird question, but I am going to look into this. Is there a comparsion between someone age and opening.

    Please help me by posting your age and the opening that you use most often.

    thanks.
    Naaaah.

    Now I play KG. I am 23

    When I was 20 I've played QP game.

    I really don't think there is any correlation between age / favourite chess opening.
  3. 09 Sep '09 22:36
    Originally posted by steven9
    Hi All

    I would like to know what opening that you would use most often and your age as well.. I know it sounds like a weird question, but I am going to look into this. Is there a comparsion between someone age and opening.

    Please help me by posting your age and the opening that you use most often.

    thanks.
    Irrelevant! Age and opening has no correlation. Asking people's age is not only wird, but rude!
  4. Standard member clandarkfire
    Grammar Nazi
    09 Sep '09 22:50
    Originally posted by scacchipazzo
    Irrelevant! Age and opening has no correlation. Asking people's age is not only wird, but rude!
    I really dont see whats rude about asking someones age.

    I'm 15 and play 1.e4 as white. What I end up playing from there on depends on my opponent.

    as black I play the dragon or the kings indian.

    I think it is safe to say that older people might play more classical openings, while younger people might prefer the modern or something like that. I dont think there is a huge correlation, but many people play the same opening throughout their career, and 50 years ago, noone played the modern.
  5. 09 Sep '09 23:52 / 3 edits
    Originally posted by clandarkfire
    I really dont see whats rude about asking someones age.

    I'm 15 and play 1.e4 as white. What I end up playing from there on depends on my opponent.

    as black I play the dragon or the kings indian.

    I think it is safe to say that older people might play more classical openings, while younger people might prefer the modern or something like that. I ...[text shortened]... eople play the same opening throughout their career, and 50 years ago, noone played the modern.
    You've made some interesting comments. I'm 60. I grew up and learned to play chess during Fischer's time. He was sort of a hero to us. I played 1. e4 with White, the Sicilian and the King's Indian just as he did. I still do. So, how much "older" and how "classical" are we talking about?

    By the way, 50 years ago, quite a few GMs played the Modern. Here's a short list: Bent Larsen, Tigran Petrosian, Efim Geller, Karl Robatsch, Jonathan Penrose, Eduard Gufeld, David Bronstein, Alexander Kotov, Pal Benko, Svetozar Gligoric, etc. I think you get the idea. At least half these guys contended for the world championship at one time or another. Petrosian was the world champion.
  6. 10 Sep '09 00:26
    quote:
    ".....and 50 years ago, noone played the modern."

    Not quite correct.

    1.e4 g6,

    I cannot be bothered firing up my megadatabase with
    567,894,546,765,567,743,999,832,001 games on it,
    (it takes four days to load)

    but Mieses played it in the 1890's.

    I know because I used it as one of my stock demo board games.

    White played c3 and then Na3, (it never moved again),an easy game
    to explain the object being to show how simple chess can be and not
    scare your class witless by showing them for example a typical Tal game.

    You want them to think 'Hey I could do that!'

    Find the game and look at it - I think it's v Schiffers?
    After Ne7 (prepping f5) you will find you would have played the moves
    that Mieses played.

    It ends with Mieses threatening a Q sac to mate.

    A good player to play along with is Mieses you can usually see what
    he up to and he adds some lovely touches to his games.

    Paulsen played the Modern a few times in the mid 1800's.

    What was the question again?

    Age: 58

    White: 1.e4 (I'll start on 1.d4 when I grow up).

    As Black Pirc/Modern/KID/Benoni/Grunfeld or anything that has
    the word Gambit in it.
  7. 10 Sep '09 00:33
    my âge is 19.... I am a varied player, so you may not count me.

    I play normally f4 and c4 as white and sometimes b4.

    as black, I like dutch, (playing with the f-pawn.) Pirc, caro-kann and sometimes, the st-george.
  8. Standard member Nowakowski
    10. O-O
    10 Sep '09 02:47 / 2 edits
    Age : 23

    Openings: d4, c4, Queens Gambit

    Chess Temperament: Slow, Building Pressure, constant deep nuisances.

    Defenses: French, or QID depending on acceptance

    Every once in awhile if my opponent looks like he doesn't play open/Semi Open games
    well, i'll use a Sicilian; especially Taimanov, but thats purely based on
    preparation. The same goes as white, if I see my opponent is a very
    comfortable and strong closed player; I'll open with 1. e4 and force
    us into a tactical mess as early as possible.


    -GIN
  9. 10 Sep '09 04:56
    I have attempted 1. e3 on occasion in the hopes that my opponent plays 1. ... e5 then, wait for it, I continue with 2. e4! It usually is good for a lot of laughs.

    I am ageless.
  10. Standard member orion25
    Art is hard
    10 Sep '09 08:38 / 1 edit
    Age: 17

    As white I like to play 1.c4 (this is my main-opening) or the Queen's Gambit. I recently started experimenting with the Réti.
    As black I like to play, against 1.e4 the French or the Caro-Kann, and agianst 1.d4 the QID or the slav.

    About chess style, well I think Nowakowski puts it nicely