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  1. 30 Jul '07 14:30
    Black or white?
    Why?
  2. Standard member Dutch Defense
    Stealer of Souls
    30 Jul '07 14:32
    Originally posted by Bad wolf
    Black or white?
    Why?
    Black, because I can.
  3. 30 Jul '07 14:37 / 1 edit
    black, because white is... in zugzwang!
  4. Subscriber coquette
    Already mated
    30 Jul '07 14:41
    gray, shades of gray, grey too, any day, white, all the colors in glorious radiatiant array, black, dark and mysterious, beautiful and potent, shadows and contrasts, white, black? gray .. . .that's for me, today
  5. 30 Jul '07 15:39
    The great mid-twentieth century Grandmaster Efim Bugolubov once quipped: "When I'm White I win because I'm White, when I'm Black I win because I'm Bogolubov."

    I like White because it makes it easier for me to attack.

    On the other hand, someone once said that Black has a forced win because White makes the first mistake.

    I think it may have been GM Larry Evans who said that the better player will win with either color, but it takes longer with Black.
  6. Standard member rhb
    Ginger Scum
    30 Jul '07 15:47
    Ginger.
  7. 30 Jul '07 17:11
    I love to play white.
  8. 30 Jul '07 23:50
    I like playing the Black chess men. P.S. I do not believe that White is ahead of Black at the start and therefore Black should play for a draw.
  9. Subscriber AttilaTheHorn
    Erro Ergo Sum
    31 Jul '07 02:39
    I like blue -- to match my eyes!
  10. 31 Jul '07 04:28
    burnt umber
  11. Standard member Mathurine
    sorozatgyilkos
    31 Jul '07 04:54
    Originally posted by gaychessplayer
    The great mid-twentieth century Grandmaster Efim Bugolubov once quipped: "When I'm White I win because I'm White, when I'm Black I win because I'm Bogolubov.".
    This remark has been attributed to myriad old GM's; mostly, however to Mikhail Ivanovich Tchigorin.

    I prefer to play black, in the (ofttimes mistaken) belief that it allows me to dictate the opening variation.
  12. 31 Jul '07 16:02
    Originally posted by Mathurine
    This remark has been attributed to myriad old GM's; mostly, however to Mikhail Ivanovich [b]Tchigorin.

    I prefer to play black, in the (ofttimes mistaken) belief that it allows me to dictate the opening variation.[/b]
    I've been reading chess books for over thirty years, and I have never seen that quote attributed to anyone else other than Bogolubov. There are a lot of chess quotes with multiiple attributions, but I am not aware of any other claimants to the quote we're talking about. Please cite a source.
  13. 31 Jul '07 21:37
    I dont realli mind as i think it is all equil.