Originally posted by tejoOften you'll find players joining some tournament because they're all excited about their brand new star and are then totally surprised that the pieces aren't in the correct places, 'is this a bug of the site?'
Why not create more thematic tournaments. In my opinion people can learn much from playing different openings, because they can't make the same moves over and over again. Besides that I think that learning new openings is always good for every player.
Just my thought,
Originally posted by LivingLegendVery true Olav, but we can start with some simple starts like the scandinavian (e4-d5) or the Alek Hine (e4-Nf6). What about the first moves of the bird's opening (f4-d5 e4) or the boedapest (d4-Nf6 c4-e5). I think if you start with those you don't have to explain anything.
Anyway, more thematic tourneys would be great, but we, euh, well, Russ, might have to think about showing the moves made to get to that position for the players. What to learn from an opening when you know how it looks, but don't know the moves to get there?
Let's say a Najdorf tourney is created, you'll need 5 moves to get to that position! Newcomers to Chess will not understand anything about it!
Originally posted by tejoThat indeed sounds better but euh...
Very true Olav, but we can start with some simple starts like the scandinavian (e4-d5) or the Alek Hine (e4-Nf6). What about the first moves of the bird's opening (f4-d5 e4) or the boedapest (d4-Nf6 c4-e5). I think if you start with those you don't have to explain anything.
Originally posted by LivingLegendI was thinking and typing at the same time. The moves I wanted to put down were only f4-d5.
That indeed sounds better but euh...
First moves of the Bird: 1.f4 d5 2.e4? ??? Hm... must be some big typo!
Originally posted by tejoOK.
I was thinking and typing at the same time. The moves I wanted to put down were only f4-d5.
Besides that I think f4-d5 e4 is a variation of the Bird's. Isn't it called williams gambit or something like that? Not sure though. You are the master of the bird's Olav.
Originally posted by LivingLegendI looked it up and f4-d5 e4 is called the Williams Gambit. I am not sure it is the official name for the opening, but a guy named Williams wrote a book about it.
Well, I think I do know alot about the Bird, but never heard of the Williams Gambit, I'll look it up!
Looks interesting though, 1.f4 d5 2.e4, 2..dxe4 and 2..Nf6 appear to be good responses, but transposable to the Falkbeer as well with 2..e5.
I looked it up in my Bird Opening Book, I can't find references to the ...[text shortened]... to play now, 4..Nc6 (appears to be most solid), 4..Bf5, 4..Bg5 and 4..Qd5 are a few of them.
Originally posted by skeeterture true, I entered as soon as I saw it because it was thematic but then I saw the timeout and timebank. While I love those type of tournaments I hate anything more than 3/7 timeout/timebank. Alot of these tournaments go way too long as it is when people start to stall and just be dumb and i really wanted to play in that one, but being that it wount end for probably like a year, I decided to stay out. Im alredy getting mad with the gambit where my opponent is stalling knowing there is no way he will make it to the next round, so my group along with one other group I believe is holding up the tournament, now the guy purposely plays right before he starts using timebank every 3 days, completely ridiculous.
You procrastinate T.Head21. You were actually entered in the Nimzo 3 and then withdrew.