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  1. 28 Jan '10 13:52 / 1 edit
    Well, tell us, how do YOU do it?

    And to keep it interesting, please, refrain from using names of chess pieces or any other chess terminology, like "attack" or "defend".
  2. 28 Jan '10 13:54
    I play so that one of my wooden things can grab his wooden thing with a cross on top and he can't do anything to prevent it 🙂
  3. 28 Jan '10 13:55 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by Ajuin
    I play so that one of my wooden things can grab his wooden thing with a cross on top and he can't do anything to prevent it 🙂
    Forbidden words in italics
  4. 28 Jan '10 13:57
    You call that chess terminology???

    Ok,have it your way:

    I so that one of my can grab his and he can't do anything to it

    😀
  5. 28 Jan '10 14:23
    Sometimes by bluff. Usually because I am luckier than my opponent.
  6. 28 Jan '10 14:24
    Originally posted by Diophantus
    Sometimes by bluff. Usually because I am luckier than my opponent.
  7. 28 Jan '10 14:25 / 1 edit
    heinzkat
  8. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    28 Jan '10 14:29
    I have actually focused on this idea recently, and I applied it to my last OTB tournament.

    Broadly speaking, I played in such a way as to maximize my options and opportunities, and to minimize my opponents.

    When I had move order choices, I played the order that preserved my maximum transpositional opportunities, and which gave my opponent the least useful information as to my future intentions.

    As much as possible, I tried to play extremely accurately two moves deep, as I have learned that the vast majority of mistakes in my games (for both sides) involved errors that were only one or two moves deep. (This really worked for me, as in my last tournament two out of my five opponents hung pieces to me before move 20, but they weren't obvious- I had to look a bit to see the error.)

    I'm not sure if this is what you are looking for in the thread, but I hope it's a start. I think the question is excellent- it is very fundamental in its focus.

    Paul
  9. Subscriber jankrb
    Conductor
    28 Jan '10 14:30
    heinzkatchup
  10. 28 Jan '10 14:32
    Originally posted by jankrb
    heinzkatchup
    Excellent thread even if I say so myself 😛
  11. 28 Jan '10 14:38 / 1 edit
    DTF

    Sorry, I just finished reading the book, "K___'s G____t" by Paul Hoffman. (Enjoyed the book, BTW.)
  12. Subscriber jankrb
    Conductor
    28 Jan '10 14:39
    Originally posted by heinzkat
    Excellent thread even if I say so myself 😛
    And so nice comments....😀
  13. 28 Jan '10 14:40
    Originally posted by Diophantus
    Sometimes by bluff. Usually because I am luckier than my opponent.
    OK. By divine intervention. Is that cheating?
  14. 28 Jan '10 14:43 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by Diophantus
    cheating?
    Oi, you've just earned yourself 3021 bonuspoints for that suggestion. That must be the way. 😛
  15. 28 Jan '10 14:51
    My answer would be that I just try to screw the other guy big time.