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  1. 17 Jul '06 11:02
    I was wondering if it's a good idea to play openings i've never played before such as sicilian dragon or french or should i stick to the ones i'm familiar with? I think it can't hurt since now i have grandmaster opening knoledge thanks to opening databases. Ana also have you started playing new openings here because you are allowed the use of books/databses?
  2. 17 Jul '06 11:10 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by omulcusobolani
    I was wondering if it's a good idea to play openings i've never played before such as sicilian dragon or french or should i stick to the ones i'm familiar with? I think it can't hurt since now i have grandmaster opening knoledge thanks to opening databases. Ana also have you started playing new openings here because you are allowed the use of books/databses?
    It'll broaden your knowledge but I think your results will be worse at first.Playing the opening moves from a database is one thing,understanding the resulting position is quite another.
    But in the end you should come out as a better player.

    I play nothing but gambits here (if I can,against some openings it's hard to play a somewhat sound gambit) cause I want to improve my tactical play.Ocassionally I'll use a book to find an intresting line to try out.