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2nd- Jay Garrison
3rd- Abhi Yadav
4th- Arman Shahzamani
5th- Derek Simpson
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1) After 4.0-0 Bg7 5.c3 Nf6 6.Re1 0-0 7.d4 d5 8.e5 Ne4 there is a new trendy line 9.Be3, after 9...Qb6 10.Bxc6 which recapture is best? Dubov tried both. After 10...bxc6 he lost to Caruana, the he played Anand in Wijk 2020, he played 10...Qxc6 and drew. Still improvement for White in Anand dubov 2020 can be 13.Qxd2 Bxf3 14.gxf3. Improvement for Black can be 12...Nxc5 but I'm not sure at all about arising position after 13.h3.
2)In the same variation after the cool line 9.Bxc6 bxc6 10.Nbd2 Bf5 11.Nh4 e6 12.Nxf5 exf5 13.f3 cxd4 14.fxe4 dxc3 15.bxc3 fxe4 White can try 16.Ba3 Re8 17.Bd6 Bxe5 18.Bxe5 Rxe5 19.Nb3 followed by Qd4 and Nc5 with strong blockade on dark squares. How can we solve this problem?
Thanks in advance!
I know the we need to create our own PGNs, but I've been using the ready made ones as starting points for memorization before deepening them. Has anyone noticed any wrong lines in these? One in particualar I've noticed is in Attack Against Caro-Kann - the PGN has c3 played before Bd3.
I was thinking something that could be handy (for me at least) would be some group study, maybe something along the lines of each picking lines and taking time to really understand why the moves are played and the dangers of missing steps of moving in the wrong order, then we quiz each other on the bits we've learnt?
I have just started out here and have been watching the videos and recording opening lines into SCID vs MAC. Does a tool exist which will play one side of a line and tell me if i am responding correctly?
(I am on a mac and chessbase does not look like it works on macs)
Do you think showing your rating matters? I mean showing that you are strong and others are dumb. Recently a man joined my club and asked me my rating and I said I am 1465. Then he laughed on me and said I am 2200. This sounds like showing ego to me. Like he is laughing on me and laughing that I am new in chess but I still created a community of 17.2k members.
I call this kind of persons as egocentric or egomanical.
Yes rating matters only in tournaments and after tournaments who cares if you are GM or novice?
If you have students then they will know you like ok my mentor is GM but I really hate showing rating in front of anyone.
Whenever I write my ratings online and offline I always make note about potential. Rating shows your game level yes true but it can never show your potential.
What you guys think that showing rating and laughing is good?
For me I just call them nonsense. No matter they are GM or even world champ. Keep your rating to yourself or if you want to present it in front of anyone then be gentle with them even if they are new in chess or not playing events. For me I played only 3 rated events so I know I am underrated. I am not saying I am above 2000 but I know I can play like 1800 FIDE In past when Magnus was young I hate his personality. He showed anger when he lost and also he threw a pen on Ivanchuk I think and also he sometimes did not came to conferences. But now as he is mature man he is more gentle and nice person and I love it.
I will be interested in knowing your views about this