Originally posted by greenpawn34
Good post Raggers.
Spot on. The avarage OTB player does not have the time (or the inclination)
to study the opening theory that the top are changing with every tournamet.
So it the wee off beat systems they play.
In the times I went for the Benoni/Benko OTB it was 50% of the time I got 3.d5.
Often it was 3.e3 or 3.Nf3. Now the cocks are going ...[text shortened]... hat Black should
now have an easy game but I always want something with tension in it as Black.
I'd like to add that when someone makes the "XXXXX has an easy game" the statement is often rather vacuous, in that it depends of a player's knowledge, technique, and even style as to whether or not the position is easy.
Tal and Petrosian probably had very different ideas of what they considered "an easy game" (World Champion-calibre technique aside), and the rest of us fall somewhere in between!