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WinKing
Member since Jan-26-09
< Hall of Famers List - (**All 3 prediction contests**) >

(Updated Aug. 15, 2016)

Contests - (cm=chessmoron), (GE=Golden Executive), (le=lostemperor)

(TLS=The Last Straw contest is no longer active)

(G=Gold Medal)

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<Alphabetical list of HOF'ers with all Golds listed below:>

ahmadov - 1G-GE, 1G-le (2 Golds)

alfamikewhiskey - 2G-cm, 3G-GE (5 Golds)

amadeus - 1G-cm, 1G-GE, 2G's-le (4 Golds)

Appaz - 1G-le

Aurora - 4G's-le

babakova - 1G-le

Barok Espinosa - 2G's-GE

Beholder - 1G-le

benjinathan - 1G-le

blade2012 - 7G's-GE

Blunderdome - 2G's-GE

chancho - 2G's-cm, 1G-GE (3 Golds)

chesssantosh - 1G-GE

CHESSBOOKIE - 1G-le

chessmoron - 23G's-cm, 9G's-GE, 3G's-le (35 Golds)

Civhai - 1G-GE

cromat - 4G's-GE, 3G's-le (7 Golds)

cu8sfan - 2G's-cm, 1G-le (3 Golds)

DCP23 - 2G's-cm, 2G's-GE, 1G-le (5 Golds)

Diademas - 1G-le

djmercury - 1G-le

Ezzy - 2G's-le

Fiona Macleod - 1G-cm

firebyrd - 1G-le

Golden Executive - 7G's-cm, 7G's-GE, 3G's-le 1G-TLS (18 Golds)

hitman84 - 2G's-GE

imag - 6G's-cm, 1G-GE (7 Golds)

iron maiden - 2G's-cm, 2G's-GE (4 Golds)

jameskobe - 2G's-cm

Joshka - 1G-le

juan31 - 3G-cm, 2G's-GE, 1G-le (6 Golds)

just a kid - 3G's-cm

karpkasp - 2G's-GE

Karposian - 7G's-cm, 4G's-GE (11 Golds)

kellmano - 1G-le

Keyser Soze - 1G-GE, 1G-le (2 Golds)

kolobok - 4G's-GE

larrewl - 1G-le

Legend - 13G's-GE

LIFE Master AJ - 1G-GE

Like a GM - 1G-le

lmreith - 2G's-GE

lostemperor - 12G's-cm, 14G's-GE, 3G's-le (29 Golds)

lost in space - 3G's-GE

messachess - 5G's-GE

mikejaqua - 1G-GE, 1G-le (2 Golds)

Montreal1666 - 1G-le

moronovich - 1G-le

moulicules - 1G-cm

NakoSonorense - 9G's-cm, 8G's-GE (17 Golds)

nfazli - 3G's-GE

NGambit - 1G-le

nimh - 2G's-GE, 1G-le (3 Golds)

OhioChessFan - 17G's-cm, 8G's-GE, 1G-le (26 Golds)

ooda - 2G's-GE

Penguincw - 7G's-cm, 3G's-GE, 4G's-le (14 Golds)

percyblakeney - 2G's-GE, 2G's-le (4 Golds)

PinnedPiece - 2G's-cm, 3G's-GE (5 Golds)

poorpatzer - 1G-GE

positionalgenius - 2G's-le

Ragh - 3G's-cm, 2G's-GE, 2G's-le (7 Golds)

Robin01 - 11G's-cm, 1G-GE, 3G-le (15 Golds)

rogge - 3G's-le

sakii - 1G-cm, 1G-GE (2 Golds)

scout118 - 3G's-cm

SloVice - 4G's-cm, 8G's-GE, 2G's-le (14 Golds)

SnoopDogg - 1G-le

SoUnwiseTheKnight B4 - 1G-le

Stonehenge - 1G-le

su3eichfeld - 8G's-GE

suenteus po 147 - 1G-GE, 4G's-le (5 Golds)

SwitchingQuylthulg - 22G's-cm, 10G's-GE, 8G's-le, 1G-TLS (41 Golds)

Thorski - 1G-cm

Troewa - 1G-le

twinlark - 2G-cm, 1G-GE, 1G-le (4 Golds)

virginmind - 7G's-GE

WannaBe - 1G-GE, 10G's-le (11 Golds)

Where is my mind - 2G's-cm, 4G's-GE, 1G-le (7 Golds)

whiteshark - 2G,s-GE

WinKing - 22G's-cm, 10G's-GE, 2G's-le, 1G-TLS (35 Golds)

Winter - 2G's-cm, 2G's-GE (4 Golds)

wordfunph - 13G's-cm, 2G-GE, 2G-le (17 Golds)

wtwz - 2G's-GE, 1G-le (3 Golds)

yalie - 2G's-GE, 2G's-le (4 Golds)

YouRang - 3G's-GE, 5G's-le (8 Golds)

zarg - 4G's-GE

Ziggurat - 2G's-GE

If I have made any errors or missed someone please let me know - thanks <WK>.

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$$$$$$$$$$<Gold Leaderboard (10 Golds or more to qualify)>$$$$$$$$$$

(Updated Aug. 15, 2016)

1. - SwitchingQuylthulg - 22G's-cm, 10G's-GE, 8G's-le, 1G-TLS <(41 Golds)>

2t. - chessmoron - 23G's-cm, 9G's-GE, 3G's-le <(35 Golds)>

2t. - WinKing - 22G's-cm, 10G's-GE, 2G's-le 1G-TLS <(35 Golds)>

4 - lostemperor - 12G's-cm, 14G's-GE, 3G's-le <(29 Golds)>

5. - OhioChessFan - 17G's-cm, 8G's-GE, 1G-le <(26 Golds)>

6. - Golden Executive - 7G's-cm, 7G's-GE, 3G's-le 1G-TLS <(18 Golds)>

7t. - NakoSonorense - 9G's-cm, 8G's-GE <(17 Golds)>

7t. - wordfunph - 13G's-cm, 2G-GE, 2G-le <(17 Golds)>

9 - Robin01 - 11G's-cm, 1G-GE, 3G's-le <(15 Golds)>

10t. - Penguincw - 7G's-cm, 3G's-GE, 4G's-le <(14 Golds)>

10t. - SloVice - 4G's-cm, 8G's-GE, 2G's-le <(14 Golds)>

12 - Legend - 13G's-GE <(13 Golds)>

13t. - Karposian - 7G's-cm, 4G's-GE <(11 Golds)>

13t. WannaBe - 1G-GE, 10G's-le <(11 Golds)>

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Current 'Gold Medal' accomplishments in the Prediction Game Contests.

'Hat Trick' club Gold Medalists (16 Total) (Updated Aug. 15, 2016)

(Have won at least 1 Gold in each of the 3 contests)

<chessmoron> <Golden Executive> <lostemperor>

<amadeus> 1 - 1 - 2

<chessmoron> 23 - 9 - 3

<DCP23> 2 - 2 - 1

<Golden Executive> 7 - 7 - 3

<juan31> 3 - 2 - 1

<lostemperor> 12 - 14 - 3

<OhioChessFan> 17 - 8 - 1

<Penguincw> 7 - 3 - 4

<Ragh> 3 - 2 - 2

<Robin01> 11 - 1 - 3

<SloVice> 4 - 8 - 2

<SwitchingQuylthulg> 22 - 10 - 8

<twinlark> 2 - 1 - 1

<Where is my mind> 2 - 4 - 1

<WinKing> 22 - 10 - 2

<wordfunph> 13 - 2 - 2

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'Daily Double' club Gold Medalists (20 Total) (Updated Aug. 15, 2016)

(Have won at least 1 Gold in 2 of the 3 contests)

<chessmoron> <Golden Executive> <lostemperor>

<alfamikewhiskey> 2 - 3 - 0

<ahmadov> 0 - 1 - 1

<chancho> 2 - 1 - 0

<cromat> 0 - 3 - 3

<cu8sfan> 2 - 0 - 1

<imag> 6 - 1 - 0

<iron maiden> 2 - 2 - 0

<Karposian> 7 - 4 - 0

<mikejaqua> 0 - 1 - 1

<NakoSonorense> 9 - 8 - 0

<nimh> 0 - 2 - 1

<percyblakeney> 0 - 2 - 2

<PinnedPiece> 2 - 3 - 0

<sakii> 1 - 1 - 0

<suenteus po 147> 0 - 1 - 4

<WannaBe> 0 - 1 - 10

<Winter> 2 - 2 - 0

<wtwz> 0 - 2 - 1

<yalie> 0 - 2 - 2

<YouRang> 0 - 3 - 5

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'Masters' of the Prediction contests:
(Updated Aug. 15, 2016)

<<chessmoron>'s contest (12 Golds needed)>

chessmoron - 23 G's
SwitchingQuylthulg - 22 G's
Winking - 22 G's
OhioChessFan - 17 G's
wordfunph - 13 G's
lostemperor - 12 G's

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<<Golden Executive>'s contest (9 Golds needed)>

lostemperor - 14 G's
Legend - 13 G's
SwitchingQuylthulg - 10 G's
Winking - 10 G's
chessmoron - 9 G's

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<<lostemperor>'s contest (5 Golds needed)>

WannaBe - 10 G's
SwitchingQuylthulg - 8 G's
YouRang - 5 G's >

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There have been 196 Golds distributed in <chessmoron>'s contest.

There have been 203 Golds distributed in <Golden Executive>'s contest.

There have been 100 Golds distributed in <lostemperor>'s contest.

There has been 3 Golds distributed in <TheLastStraw>'s contest(now defunct).

Hall of Fame inductees by contest:

There are 32 HOF'ers in <chessmoron>'s contest.

There are 57 HOF'ers in <Golden Executive>'s contest.

There are 51 HOF'ers in <lostemperor>'s contest.

We have 87 Hall of Famers(in all 3 contests) winning at least one Gold medal in one *or more* of the 3 contests.

502 Gold medals(total) have been distributed.

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My personal medal count <WinKing>

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<chessmoron>'s contest:

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(65 medals - 22 Golds, 28 Silvers & 15 Bronze)

Current Rank: 2nd (Aug. 15, 2016)

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<GoldenExecutive>'s contest:

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(18 medals - 10 Golds, 2 Silvers & 6 Bronze)

Current Rank: 4th (Aug. 15, 2016)

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<lostemperor>'s contest:

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(6 medals - 2 Golds & 4 Silvers)

Current Rank: 13th (Aug. 15, 2016)

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89 medals total - 34 Golds, 34 Silvers & 21 Bronze

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Hi, my name is Greg & I'm 62 years young. I have been playing chess for over 50 of those 62 years. Between the years 1968 & 1990 I was quite active. I was a member of the USCF, CCA(Cleveland Chess Association),Parma Chess Club(south of Cleveland) & captained the Gilmour Academy(Gates Mills,Ohio) chess team 1970 till 1972 when I graduated. My rating during those years(1968-90) fluctuated between 1750 to 1950. Played in the State Championship (OCC-Ohio Chess Congress) a couple of times in the 1980's with modest results (+1,-3,=2 first time & +2,-2,=2 second time). I might have done better but my style is aggressive & it often cost me points in tournaments. Since 1990 I stopped playing competitive chess & still enjoy playing but only casually. My strong suit has always been the analyses of games. I have always had a passion for the game & still do. ______________________________________________
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***Rinus Award*** : The World vs N Pogonina, 2010 ______________________________________________
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< Prediction Contests: (Win virtual medals - Gold, Silver & Bronze) >

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User: Golden Executive - Predict the result 1-0, 1/2, or 0-1 (3 categories to medal in)

(Founded around 2004 by <cu8sfan> this game has been running for 12 years now. The contest was upgraded(in 2006) by <YouRang> who ran & hosted the game until 2015(almost 10 years). In August of 2015 the torch was passed to <Golden Executive> who now runs & hosts the game.)

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User: lostemperor - Predict the order the players will finish. (3 categories to medal in)

(Founded by <lostemperor> in 2005, over 11 years & running. - Run & hosted by <lostemperor>.)

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User: OhioChessFan - Predict the result 1-0, 1/2, or 0-1 & the number of moves. (4 categories to medal in)

(Founded by <chessmoron> in 2008, over 8 yrs. & running. - Run by <chessmoron> & hosted by <OhioChessFan>.)

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   Sep-29-16 Wesley So (replies)
 
WinKing: Repost: Countdown till The 'Isle of Man' tournament begins. http://www.timeanddate.com/countdow... Less than 36 hrs. to go.
 
   Sep-29-16 chessgames.com chessforum (replies)
 
WinKing: <chessgames.com: A thing of beauty, isn't it? (But don't try to speak it aloud; it might summon Cthulu.)> http://blog.flicks.co.nz/wp-content...
 
   Sep-27-16 Anand vs Mamedyarov, 2016 (replies)
 
WinKing: Very nicely done by Anand!
 
   Sep-27-16 Svidler vs I Nepomniachtchi, 2016 (replies)
 
WinKing: GM Svidler is content with a draw it seems.
 
   Sep-27-16 lostemperor chessforum
 
WinKing: I am not sure which contest you are doing next <lostemperor> but here are the pairings for the London Chess Classic 2016 coming up in December. It is nice when you don't have to wait till the day of the tournament to get the pairings. Very strong line-up of players as usual. ...
 
   Sep-27-16 OhioChessFan chessforum
 
WinKing: Here are the pairings <chessmoron> & <OCF> for the London Chess Classic 2016 coming up in December. It is nice when you don't have to wait till the day of the tournament to get the pairings. http://www.chessdom.com/london-ches...
 
   Sep-27-16 Golden Executive chessforum
 
WinKing: Here are the pairings <GE> for the London Chess Classic 2016 coming up in December. It is nice when you don't have to wait till the day of the tournament to get the pairings. http://www.chessdom.com/london-ches...
 
   Sep-26-16 Aronian vs Gelfand, 2016 (replies)
 
WinKing: Thanks for the game <chessgames>!
 
   Sep-13-16 Caruana vs Bareev, 2016 (replies)
 
WinKing: Now I know why the Bookie windows closed early. :/
 
   Sep-10-16 Karjakin vs Caruana, 2016 (replies)
 
WinKing: I believe this match is for 'all the marbles'.
 
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Jul-12-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  juan31: < Gracias por la invitation a Bilbao>
Jul-12-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: Thanks for the advertising. I am massively swamped at work and don't have the energy to do it.
Jul-13-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  WinKing: Your welcome <OCF>. I hope we get a good turn out for the contests. With Bilbao & Dortmund running side by side it makes for a chess lover's paradise. We should see a lot of exciting games.
Jul-14-16
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  Golden Executive: L E A D E R B O A R D
updated Thu Jul 14, 20:02

User Net Worth
(1) WinKing 4,915
(2) Touch of Knight 4,639
(3) gunsan 4,469
(4) Smooth Operator 4,435
(5) Penguincw 4,223
(6) brankat 4,085
(7) wordfunph 3,877
(8) Boomie 3,793
(9) fivealpha 3,486
(10) Sneaky 3,407

9 days to go.

Go <WinKing> !!

Jul-15-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  WinKing: Thanks <GE>! Getting to the top is hard but holding on to it is harder.
Jul-30-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  The Chess Express: Hi <WinKing>, I hope all is going well for you. I just thought I'd stop by and let you know I'm around again.
Jul-31-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  WinKing: Hi <The Chess Express> welcome back. We should be about due for a Chess Challenge game soon hope to see you there.
Jul-31-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  The Chess Express: Thanks for the welcome. It's been so long since I've been here I forgot what page they announce them on. Is it the member's page?
Aug-01-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  WinKing: Yes they should announce it on chessgames member support forum page <The Chess Express>.

User: chessgames.com

Not sure how much longer we will have to wait but we are due for a challenge game soon I would think.

Aug-02-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  The Chess Express: Would be nice if we were on the same team again. As I recall you were a great asset in the last one I participated in.
Aug-02-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  WinKing: Coming in three days(August 5) Sinquefield Cup 2016!!!

♘Sinquefield Cup 2016♘ Grand Chess Tour ♗Sinquefield Cup 2016♗

This tournament will run from Aug. 5th thru Aug. 14th 2016. (9 Rounds)

Participants include Anand, Aronian, Caruana, Ding Liren, Giri, Nakamura, So, **Svidler**, Topalov & Vachier-Lagrave.

**Svidler replaced Kramnik who withdrew**

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<<> Sinquefield Cup 2016! <>>

< 3 Prediction Contests: (Win virtual medals - Gold, Silver & Bronze) >

User: lostemperor - Predict the order the players will finish. Run & hosted by <lostemperor>. (3 categories to medal in)

User: Golden Executive - Predict the result 1-0, 1/2, or 0-1. Run & hosted by <Golden Executive>. (3 categories to medal in)

This year will be the 10th Anniversary for this contest! (from 2007 to 2016 - 10 years running)

User: OhioChessFan - Predict the result 1-0, 1/2, or 0-1 & the number of moves. (4 categories to medal in). This contest is run by <chessmoron> & hosted by <OhioChessFan>.

***<lostemperor> & <Golden Executive> have confirmed they will be open for business for this contest. Still awaiting word from <chessmoron>.***

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Also don't forget about <chessgames> ChessBookie game for this event. She can't wait to take some or all of your chessbucks. ;)

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Don't miss out on the fun for this Super Event!!!

Aug-02-16
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  WinKing: <The Chess Express: Would be nice if we were on the same team again. As I recall you were a great asset in the last one I participated in.>

Yeah that would be fun. I'm not sure how they will arrange the teams for the next event or just keep it the same as before.

Aug-08-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  The Chess Express: Usually they randomize it which is fair I guess. I noticed the BoB link at the top doesn't work. I wonder what the deal is with that. Say bro, do you normally play 1. e4 ?
Aug-08-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  WinKing: I like both 1.e4 & d4 <The Chess Express>. Don't really favor one over the other. Depends on the opponent. In the last team game...

Team White vs Team Black, 2015

...we played d4 to avoid any of that Berlin stuff that was all the rage at the time.You know the one where queens come off the board at like move 8.

Opening Explorer

Man I hate that opening. I'd play e4 but avoid any of that Berlin nonsense.

Aug-08-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  WinKing: We had the white pieces in the last team game.
Aug-09-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  The Chess Express: Well, I was wondering if you've looked at 1. e4 Nc6. I've been having some difficulty meeting it recently.
Aug-11-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  WinKing: No I can't really say that I have <The Chess Express>. I wouldn't think you should have any trouble though. Looks like white has lots of options there.
Aug-11-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  The Chess Express: I usually respond with 2. Nf3, but I've gotten lost in the complications arising from 2...f5.

Opening Explorer

Some strong players have actually played it against me. Do you have a descent engine?

Aug-11-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  WinKing: Looking at...

1.e4 Nc6 2.Nf3 f5


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Analysis by Stockfish 7 64: depth=32

1.(0.81): 3.exf5 d5 4.Bb5 Bxf5 5.Ne5 Bd7 6.Bxc6 Bxc6 7.d4 Nf6

2.(0.47): 3.e5 d6 4.Bb5 dxe5 5.Bxc6+ bxc6 6.Nxe5 Qd5 7.Nf3 Qe6+

3.(0.16): 3.Nh4 fxe4 4.Qh5+ g6 5.Nxg6 Nf6 6.Qh4 Rg8 7.Nxf8 Rxf8

4.(0.13): 3.Nc3 fxe4 4.Nxe4 Nf6 5.Nxf6+ exf6 6.d4 d5 7.c3 Bf5

5.(0.08): 3.d3 e5 4.d4 fxe4 5.Nxe5 Qf6 6.Nc3 Bb4 7.Nxc6 dxc6

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The two main continuations (1)3.exf5 & (2)3.e5:

(1)3.exf5


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Analysis by Stockfish 7 64: depth=35

1.(0.84): 3...d5 4.Bb5 Bxf5 5.Ne5 Bd7 6.Bxc6 Bxc6 7.d4

2.(1.03): 3...d6 4.d4 Bxf5 5.d5 Nb4 6.Nd4 Qc8 7.Nc3

3.(1.30): 3...Nf6 4.d4 d5 5.Bd3 e6 6.fxe6 Bxe6 7.0-0

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(2)3.e5


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Analysis by Stockfish 7 64: depth=34

1.(0.43): 3...a6 4.d4 d6 5.Qe2 dxe5 6.dxe5 e6 7.Nc3

2.(0.46): 3...d6 4.Bb5 Bd7 5.d4 Nxe5 6.Bxd7+ Nxd7 7.Qd3

3.(0.59): 3...Nh6 4.d4 Nf7 5.Bc4 e6 6.Nc3 Be7 7.0-0

Aug-11-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  The Chess Express: Thanks, the game actually went

1. e4 Nc6
2. Nf3 f5
3. exf5 d5
4. Bb5 Bxf5
5. d4 <Qd6>


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What does Stockfish give for that?

Aug-12-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  WinKing: Looking at...

1.e4 Nc6 2.Nf3 f5 3.exf5 d5 4.Bb5 Bxf5 5.d4 <Qd6>


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Analysis by Stockfish 7 64: depth=32

1.(1.07): 6.Ne5 Nf6 7.0-0 Nd7 8.Bf4 Ncxe5 9.Bxe5 Qb4 10.Bxd7+ Kxd7 11.c4 Qxc4 12.Nd2 Qb5

2.(1.02): 6.c4 dxc4 7.Ne5 Nf6 8.Bxc6+ bxc6 9.0-0 e6 10.Na3 Qd5 11.Naxc4 Ng4 12.Bf4 Nxe5

3.(0.82): 6.0-0 a6 7.Bxc6+ Qxc6 8.Nc3 Bg4 9.Qd3 Bxf3 10.Qxf3 0-0-0 11.Re1 e6 12.Qf7 Nf6

4.(0.69): 6.Nc3 Nf6 7.0-0 Bg4 8.Qd3 Bxf3 9.Qxf3 0-0-0 10.Ne2 a6 11.Ba4 b5 12.Bb3 e5

5.(0.67): 6.Ba4 0-0-0 7.0-0 Nf6 8.c3 Ne4 9.Be3 Kb8 10.Nbd2 e6 11.g3 Be7 12.Bf4 e5

6.(0.66): 6.c3 a6 7.Ba4 0-0-0 8.0-0 Nh6 9.Qe2 Nf7 10.Re1 Kb8 11.Nbd2 g5 12.Nb3 Rg8

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The top two continuations (1)6.Ne5 & (2)6.c4.

(1)6.Ne5


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Analysis by Stockfish 7 64: depth=34

1.(1.15): 6...Nf6 7.0-0 Nd7 8.Bf4 Ncxe5 9.Bxe5 Qb4 10.Bxd7+ Kxd7 11.Nd2

2.(1.27): 6...a6 7.Bxc6+ bxc6 8.0-0 Nf6 9.c4 Nd7 10.Bf4 Nxe5 11.Bxe5

3.(1.42): 6...Bd7 7.Bxc6 Bxc6 8.0-0 Nh6 9.Bxh6 Qxh6 10.c4 e6 11.Nxc6

4.(1.55): 6...Nh6 7.Qf3 Bd7 8.Nxd7 Qxd7 9.Bxh6 gxh6 10.Qh5+ Kd8 11.0-0

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(2)6.c4


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Analysis by Stockfish 7 64: depth=34

1.(0.98): 6...Nf6 7.0-0 dxc4 8.Na3 Bg4 9.h3 Bxf3 10.Qxf3 Qd5 11.Bxc6+ Qxc6 12.Qxc6+ bxc6 13.Nxc4

2.(1.03): 6...dxc4 7.Ne5 Nf6 8.Bxc6+ bxc6 9.0-0 Nd7 10.Nxc4 Qf6 11.Re1

3.(1.17): 6...a6 7.Bxc6+ Qxc6 8.Ne5 Qe6 9.c5 g6 10.0-0 Bg7 11.Re1

4. (1.22): 6...0-0-0 7.c5 Qg6 8.Bxc6 Qxc6 9.0-0 Bg4 10.Nbd2 g5 11.b4

Aug-12-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  The Chess Express: Thanks bro. It's always nice to have AI assistance:)
Aug-12-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  WinKing: Always willing to help a teammate. ;)
Aug-13-16
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  The Chess Express: <<<<<WinKing>>>>: I like both 1.e4 & d4 <<<<The Chess Express>>>>. Don't really favor one over the other. Depends on the opponent. In the last team game...

Team White vs Team Black, 2015

...we played d4 to avoid any of that Berlin stuff that was all the rage at the time.You know the one where queens come off the board at like move 8.

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Man I hate that opening. I'd play e4 but avoid any of that Berlin nonsense.>>>>

Do you enjoy playing the Scotch? Recently, I've been having a fair share of success with:

1. e4 e5
2. Nf3 Nc6
3. d4 exd4
4. Nxd4 Nf6
5. Nxc6 bxc6
6. <Bd3> d5
7. exd5 cxd5
8. O-O Be7


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This line doesn't have a great theoretical standing, but to be honest I'm not sure why. I've played it against some strong players now and I usually get an attack. It also tends to give white the better endgame prospects. Black's queen side pawns are a factor. Games like

Zsofia Polgar vs P Sinkovics, 1992

have inspired me. Or you could always go with the mainline

6. e5 Qe7
7. Qe2


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Anyway, For me the toughest defense is Petrov. I usually play the Cochrane


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just cause I don't know anything else that's fun against it. I've always believed the symmetrical pawn defenses i.e. 1. e4 e5, 1. d4 d5, 1. c4 c5, are the most difficult to meet.

Aug-13-16
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  WinKing: <The Chess Express: Do you enjoy playing the Scotch?>

I like the Scotch. Have played it in the past with a fair amount of success. Not to keen on the Petrov though. Boring as hell & not fun to play.

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