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  1. 26 Nov '06 07:40
    In Game 2694213, my opponent tried for the quick win by moving his bishop and queen in a "fools mate". He made some clever moves throughout the remainder of the game, but was positional so weak that he could no longer catch up. Can anyone link a game where a player played a horrible opening and won? Thanks!
  2. 26 Nov '06 07:58
    Game 1566857

    Bringing the queen out too early? Check.
    Moving a piece twice in the opening? Check.
    Creating a long pawn diagonal? Check.

    Fortunately my opponent blundered badly. I honestly don't know why you want to see games like this, you can't learn much from them.
  3. 26 Nov '06 08:05
    It isn't so much that I'm trying to learn from them, I'm trying to see that they exist. Thanks for the response
  4. 26 Nov '06 08:08 / 1 edit
    No, but they are important. Also, your opponent lost tactically more so than positionally.
  5. 26 Nov '06 19:33
    i've come back after some ABYSMAL openings. i don't think openings make the game, but it sets the pace. like who's attacking and who's defending each turn, and who's striving and who's surviving.
  6. 26 Nov '06 20:03
    Originally posted by typen
    In Game 2694213, my opponent tried for the quick win by moving his bishop and queen in a "fools mate".
    no he didnt
  7. 26 Nov '06 20:10 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by EcstremeVenom
    no he didnt
    Game 2563657
    Game 2563629

    I played d5 so his bishop could not get in position. But it was too late his queen was on the square were I pinned it instead of safe on its starting square.
  8. 27 Nov '06 01:44
    Originally posted by Ramiri15
    Game 1566857

    Bringing the queen out too early? Check.
    Moving a piece twice in the opening? Check.
    Creating a long pawn diagonal? Check.
    There seems to be no end to my ignorance. What's wrong with creating a long pawn diagonal?
  9. 27 Nov '06 05:34
    Originally posted by typen
    In Game 2694213, my opponent tried for the quick win by moving his bishop and queen in a "fools mate". He made some clever moves throughout the remainder of the game, but was positional so weak that he could no longer catch up. Can anyone link a game where a player played a horrible opening and won? Thanks!
    Nope.
  10. 27 Nov '06 08:28
    Originally posted by basso
    There seems to be no end to my ignorance. What's wrong with creating a long pawn diagonal?
    In the opening, aiming to create such a diagonal is a waste of moves when time could be better spent developing the knights and bishops. Plus they oftentimes create positional problems by blocking squares for the bishops and knights. If you look at the game, I ended up blocking all the diagonals for my black squared bishop, and ended up moving it right behind a pawn.