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  1. 20 Nov '12 18:59
    Here's a game that just ended. It ended in a checkmate without struggle, as my opponent clearly didn't take more than a second or two to make a move. (I was blitzing too, but blitzing, not bulleting.) But my goal on this site is to understand the basic strategic ideas in chess, especially in the QP openings, and I did wonder about these in this game, and I want to ask about them. What I was thinking is in the pgn.

  2. 21 Nov '12 10:11
    If you don't know where to put your queen, put it on same colour as your opponents king. c2 is a pretty nice square, or you could play Rc1, not saying where you queen are.
  3. Donation ketchuplover
    G.O.A.T.
    21 Nov '12 18:31
    Mates and threats there of trump all else. So let it be written. So let it be done.
  4. 21 Nov '12 19:11 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by ketchuplover
    Mates and threats there of trump all else. So let it be written. So let it be done.
    Well, right, but my threat was pretty silly. I'd have had no chance of delivering the checkmate if my opponent had been thinking about their moves at least for a couple of minutes...