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  1. 12 Dec '06 06:14 / 1 edit
    How many of you consult websites or books regularly before making moves in the early game? A simple I do or I don't will do.
  2. Standard member HomerJSimpson
    Renouned Grob Killer
    12 Dec '06 06:22
    I do.
  3. 12 Dec '06 06:22
    Nah.
  4. 12 Dec '06 07:33
    I never study the opening, that's why i'm always hammered in the opening.
  5. 12 Dec '06 07:41
    Originally posted by incub626
    I never study the opening, that's why i'm always hammered in the opening.
    Sometimes you get lucky.

    Game 2740638

    What the hell was I thinking? Oh well.
  6. 12 Dec '06 08:14
    study some openings ,their theory behind it and include it in ur opening
    repotoire,that's what i do.becoz,if u simply play opening moves without knowing how to continue it and get an advantage in middle or endgame,it's waste of time studying opening.but once i start playing i don't consult opening books or database.i play on my own using my repotoire and skills.
  7. 12 Dec '06 08:41
    Originally posted by dmnelson84
    How many of you consult websites or books regularly before making moves in the early game? A simple I do or I don't will do.
    I did and it was very helpful for my otb game as playing lots of games on here meant that I could move very quickly in most positions otb which gave me a time advantage. However I find that sometimes if using a database when you eventually go out of the book and you have slaveishly followed a database (which I have been guilty of) you end up not fully understanding tha position you are in and prone to make a bad move. So I intend to stop using them now, it takes the fun out of chess (for me anyway).
  8. 12 Dec '06 09:18
    I think if you are playing opponents less than 1600, then opening theory would not play as big a part. It isn't like you can follow strict book lines when your oponents are not playing them.
  9. 12 Dec '06 09:39
    i do
  10. Standard member wormwood
    If Theres Hell Below
    12 Dec '06 09:49 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Orange Peel
    I think if you are playing opponents less than 1600, then opening theory would not play as big a part. It isn't like you can follow strict book lines when your oponents are not playing them.
    and practically every single 1500+ player here uses them. I also do, of course.
  11. 12 Dec '06 10:00
    Originally posted by wormwood
    and practically every single 1500+ player here uses them. I also do, of course.
    1500 then....
  12. 12 Dec '06 11:26
    I don't
  13. 12 Dec '06 11:52
    I do.
  14. 12 Dec '06 13:58
    If (gametype == 'clan' || (gametype = 'tournament' && round > 1)) && OpponentRating > 1600
    Then UseDB


    Even that isn't truley accurate, because after hundreds of games, I know the first 8-10 moves of my prefered lines, so I only consult when they deviate. Using the DB in the first place is how I learned the lines.
  15. 12 Dec '06 14:49 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by dmnelson84
    How many of you consult websites or books regularly before making moves in the early game? A simple I do or I don't will do.
    I'm trying to learn a few more lines in the english and it'd take forever to try and memorize it all just from reading. So, yeah, for now i probably will. Untill i can remember it on my own, at least. I always learn my fastest when i'm actually playing a line out in a game (i think).

    -- Paul (Pavlo87)