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Member since Nov-29-08 · Last seen May-20-19
Those who don't know better think that opening knowledge is all memorization. This is just plain not true, most successful opening play comes from understanding the positions. A good opening player will be able to figure out why certain moves are wrong despite not having seen the move before. Rote memorization rarely gets results with the lucky exception of an opponent playing perfectly into some prepared trap.

If anyone wishes to post analysis here on positions they are familiar with, your more than welcome.(Preferably not general comments for the uninitiated but real analysis).

Here are links to ideas already in the forum (admittedly not much at this point)

On chess principles and their relevance to modern play centralfiles chessforum (kibitz #4)

Just a point about controlling the center with pawns centralfiles chessforum (kibitz #13)

The Ruy Lopez
1.e4 e5
2.Nf3 Nc6
3.Bb5 a6
4.Ba4 Nf6
5.O-O Nxe4
6.Re1 -A common mistake- centralfiles chessforum (kibitz #23)

1.e4 e5
2.Nf3 Nc6
3.Bb5 Nf6
4.O-O Nxe4

5.Re1-centralfiles chessforum (kibitz #21)

5.d4 a6!?
6.Ba4 exd4 <6.Bd3 d5=>

7.Nxd4-Not the best reply- centralfiles chessforum (kibitz #25)

7.Re1 d5

A. 8.c4!?-This line is underappreciated- centralfiles chessforum (kibitz #28)

B. 8.Nbd2-centralfiles chessforum (kibitz #31)

C. 8.Bg5 This line leads to messy tactical situations

C1 8...Qd6-centralfiles chessforum (kibitz #33)

C2 8...Be7-The books got this one horribly wrong-centralfiles chessforum (kibitz #34)

C3 8...f6-this messy line is not covered adequately in the literature <up until now:)> centralfiles chessforum (kibitz #42)

D. 8.Nxd4-this is the main line-pending

1.e4 e5
2.Nf3 Nc6
3.Bb5 Nf6
4.O-O Nxe4
5.d4 a6

1.e4 e5
2.Nf3 Nc6
3.Bb5 Nf6



4.d4 and 4.Qe2-pending

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   centralfiles has kibitzed 1038 times to chessgames   [more...]
   May-09-19 Radjabov vs R Wojtaszek, 2015 (replies)
centralfiles: 55...Bf8 Now what?
   May-06-19 chessforum (replies)
centralfiles: I'm not referring to <BP>. Please just stop this discussion.
   May-06-19 S Matveeva vs Skripchenko, 2003 (replies)
centralfiles: 57...Qd6+ is a simple perpetual.
   Apr-30-19 FSR chessforum (replies)
centralfiles: More on the above line:(I know <Kwid's> line had been posted on my forum for months without any real commentary but hey the standards here are higher) After 22.Nf7 [DIAGRAM] After a good few hours of SF infinite analysis we have 3 candidates here: 22...Rh7 about +.20
   Apr-30-19 Team White vs Team Black, 2017
centralfiles: <kwid> Do you still visit this page? I had an update about the analysis you left on my forum a few months back. I'm pretty confident i found improvements for white while not winning outright still definitely give the first player a real plus. My forum is down i reposted ...
   Apr-05-19 moronovich chessforum (replies)
centralfiles: Congratz!
   Mar-04-19 Lipschutz vs Bird, 1889
centralfiles: Score is certainly wrong. There is no way White would allow 88...Rxd4 Then Black would go on and miss it in return.
   Feb-28-19 Carsten Hansen
centralfiles: <Cactus: The quote of the day is so true- 'It is quite rare that we find a world class player writing a book about an opening that can still be found in his repertoire.'-Carsten Hansen> If i remember correctly this quote is on the back of a book on the caro-kann ...
   Feb-25-19 N Tereshchenko vs P Potemkin, 1908 (replies)
centralfiles: Just random gamed this. Amazing game. No comments.
   Jan-08-19 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
centralfiles: Good for you <DM> you deserved it. I was thinking it looked more like a real game than a puzzle.
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