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  1. 22 Sep '08 08:04
    If I play as red (and nothing else) repetitively for years; will I gain an advantage over someone who has always aimed for playing as white (and nothing else) and has been preparing the same amount of time as me?
  2. 22 Sep '08 09:31
    Originally posted by nihilismor
    If I play as red (and nothing else) repetitively for years; will I gain an advantage over someone who has always aimed for playing as white (and nothing else) and has been preparing the same amount of time as me?
    you have completed 137 games here, made over 3000 moves, and you call it red? RED?
  3. 22 Sep '08 10:01
    If red=black then...

    I don't think there'd be any real advantage. Someone below 1800 rating will be making tactical blunders that nullify whatever color "expertise" they'd built up over the years.
  4. Standard member wormwood
    If Theres Hell Below
    22 Sep '08 13:47
    Originally posted by nihilismor
    If I play as red (and nothing else) repetitively for years; will I gain an advantage over someone who has always aimed for playing as white (and nothing else) and has been preparing the same amount of time as me?
    no.
  5. Subscriber Ponderable On Vacation
    chemist
    22 Sep '08 14:05
    Originally posted by clarencecuasay
    If red=black then...

    I don't think there'd be any real advantage. Someone below 1800 rating will be making tactical blunders that nullify whatever color "expertise" they'd built up over the years.
    In fact there is a thread about colour prefernece started by Gatecrsher a few years back, and most people had a strong preference for white.