Originally posted by Marc BenfordPlay good moves and have fun. 😕 🙂
I have a premium membership on Playchess, and so I get to participate in a simul against a GM approximately once each month, and another simul against an IM approximately once each month too. The time control is 7 minutes + 15 seconds per move if I'm not mistaken.
So I just wanted to know how should I play if I want to win against the GM an ...[text shortened]... itions) Should I try to play some cheap tricks on the GM?
Thanks in advance for your answers.
Originally posted by ChessPraxisYeah, how could we have known otherwise🙂
Thanks for pointing that out. 😕
Originally posted by greenpawn34True, Play your game as usual, and the GM will be glad to demonstrate how to punish it. That's what they do, and they're very good at it. Step out of your normal play and then you're both (well at least you will be) in new territory. The one advantage you might have is he or she has never played you before. (I assume) He is more used to beating his own kind, so perhaps you might throw him a curve with some complex idea you're familiar with that he has seldom seen before.
Just play how you normally play.
and Good Luck to you.
Originally posted by vanderveldeIf you know the field it's always good to clump the strongest players together. That portion of the room will slow the play down for the weaker players and give them time to think. Also the clump of players might provoke some blunders by the GM. My experience you have a greater chance playing sharp and complicated than to simplify and out position.
Play sharp opening but not main stream sharp.
(Search the miniatures from past decades - not recent ones - in which GM are the defeated.)
Choose your seat carefully: after studying the list of competitors, place your but [b]after two relatively strong challengers.
Look stupid, like you learned the rules yesterday.
Then, ...[text shortened]... you can: chocolate, cookies, beverages: you might be given a chance to steal some of GM's piece.[/b]
Originally posted by greenpawn34Sorry GP 🙁
"Step out of your normal play and then you're both (well at least you will be) in new territory."
The GM/IM will understand the 'new' position better than you.
At least give yourself a chance.
If you have a sneaky uncommon trap that you know fairly well then go for it.
Fischer, Lasker and Capablaca walked into a couple of good tricks whe ...[text shortened]... have time to come to grips with an alien position.
Play what you know and take the free lesson.