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  1. Standard member chessisvanity
    THE BISHOP GOD
    22 Nov '07 04:27
    Has anyone thought about copying Whites openings moves?

    I mean to the extent of not getting into a bad position.

    I've heard stories about this.

    Anyone play similar?
  2. 22 Nov '07 04:56
    Originally posted by chessisvanity
    Has anyone thought about copying Whites openings moves?

    I mean to the extent of not getting into a bad position.

    I've heard stories about this.

    Anyone play similar?
    a friend showed me a game where white played e4 and black copied his every move... white demonstrates the power of his tempo by going on to win the black queen for a bishop!
  3. Standard member chessisvanity
    THE BISHOP GOD
    22 Nov '07 04:56
    that would be taking it too far.

    i said....."without getting into a bad position"
  4. Standard member wittywonka
    Chocolate Expert
    22 Nov '07 06:27
    Originally posted by chessisvanity
    Has anyone thought about copying Whites openings moves?

    I mean to the extent of not getting into a bad position.

    I've heard stories about this.

    Anyone play similar?
    I'm sure there might be lines that would eventually transpose into the Guioco Piano that are essentially copycat moves. But this usually ends once white plays Be3 at some point, to which Black usually responds Bb6.
  5. 22 Nov '07 06:37
    I know there is a method of winning the game if white knows for sure that black copies whites move exactly. However, I don't know how.

    Perhaps this is a poser already shown in the puzzle forum...?
  6. 22 Nov '07 06:38
    That's one of the first things I did against my dad when he was teaching me to play, I'd have thought most kids would be the same. I learned quickly it was a crappy idea.
  7. 22 Nov '07 06:39
    Originally posted by FabianFnas
    I know there is a method of winning the game if white knows for sure that black copies whites move exactly. However, I don't know how.

    Perhaps this is a poser already shown in the puzzle forum...?
    1. e4 e5
    2. Bc4 Bc5
    3. Qh5 Qh4??
    4. Qxf7#

    This sure works
  8. 22 Nov '07 07:58
    From http://www.xs4all.nl/~timkr/records/records.htm :

    Rotlevi - Eljaschoff, St. Petersburg 1909

    1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nc3 Nc6 4.Bb5 Bb4 5.O-O O-O 6.d3 d6 7.Bxc6 Bxc3 8.Bxb7 Bxb2 9.Bxa8 Bxa1 10.Bg5 Bg4 11.Qxa1 Qxa8 12.Bxf6 Bxf3 13.Bxg7 Bxg2 14.Bxf8 Bxf1 15.Qxf1 Qxf8 16.Qg2 Qg7 ½-½