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  1. 01 Feb '11 15:04
    Sometimes it seems to me as if everyone thinks of the Petroff defense as ZZZZZZZZZZZZZ 😞
    I happen to like playing it.My stance is there are no boring openings.What counts is the intention with which both players sit at the board.

    To illustrate

    the exciting Danish Gambit


    the boring Petroff defense


    and,of course,there's always


    toet.
  2. Standard member hedonist
    peacedog's keeper
    01 Feb '11 18:16
    Two of the most "exciting" openings are the Kings Gambit for white and the Sicilian for black. With both the main point is to gain a pawn majority in the centre so as to have the better endgame.*

    Don't sound very exciting to me:-)

    *Oversimplifying to make my point.
  3. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    02 Feb '11 04:45
    When someone calls your game boring its usually euphemism for "you havent played the dodgy variation that gives me enough of an edge to play my favourite mating attack"

    it takes two to tango and boring games happen - but its the fault of both players -
  4. 02 Feb '11 07:59
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    it takes two to tango and boring games happen - but its the fault of both players -
    I have a rhyme for this:

    Pawn on c5, Pawn on c4?
    Just shake hands, its a draw.

    White plays pawn f4!
    It is game on! Prepare for WAR!