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Jan Smejkal vs Kenneth Rogoff
Amsterdam IBM-B (1980), Amsterdam NED, rd 4, Jun-30
English Opening: King's English Variation. Reversed Sicilian (A21)  ·  0-1



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Jan-11-22  jerseybob: Chess looks like a very easy game the way Rogoff handles this!
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  fredthebear: Chess is an easy game! Just follow Reinfeld's instructions:

Andrew Martin thinks so too!

Of course, one might want to buy this book, just in case:

Jan-11-22  jerseybob: <fredthebear: Chess is an easy game! Just follow Reinfeld's instructions:> Well, I tried, and it was easy up to a point.
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  louispaulsen88888888: One time a player named Tony Renna and I were playing offhand blitz games. He had his knights on bishop 3 and bishops on bishop 4, castled king side and rooks on K1 and Q1. He then announced he had perfect Fred Reinfeld development. And he won.
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  fredthebear: When I was in my early 20's, I had perfect development too. But experience taught me that it was my certain way of movin' and groovin' that lead to mating. (I was a Hai Karate omnivore back in those days:

Unless she gets up close and makes the first move, a big rush really isn't the way to go most of the time. Proper development does lead to a fruitful game, and can lead to victory, usually after some exchanges. Sometimes, one needs to be smooth, subtle, patient, wait for just the right moment, sip it like bourbon. Let's have a listen to Kenny's lasting advice:

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