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  1. Tournament Bad Königshofen 2017 the_loving_boy ok lokka t gm gamesö.i mena looking at their games to see their weakne…
  2. Tournament Bad Königshofen 2017 tpr "look at their games" I would not. Rather look at your own games and y…
  3. Bc4 vs Bb5 tpr "the Two Knights Defense is considered better for black than Ruy Lopez…
  4. How the opponent lost a winnin… gablusky In this game the opponent was winning in both position and time. H…
  5. Tournament Bad Königshofen 2017 the_loving_boy Yeah ok.so it will be bettween the 27th of december until the 30th of…
  6. Bc4 vs Bb5 Dr_King_Schultz Having the bishop on b3 (or b5 or a4) instead of c4 often allows white…
  7. Tournament Bad Königshofen 2017 TatsumakiRonyk @the_loving_boy Good luck with your upcoming tournament! When will it …
  8. "Blundercheck" FunnyAnimatorJimTV @tpr I play quickly online but slowly in tournaments. I won a G75 tour…
  9. Bc4 vs Bb5 Robin22 Yeah I'm just asking why since it looks like the same position except …
  10. Too Nice To Be True. I Know. TatsumakiRonyk @theParableJunction I'm glad you had a positive experience playing on …
  11. Bc4 vs Bb5 jonesmh Robin22, I would feel neutral as this line is average for white, just …
  12. Bc4 vs Bb5 Robin22 So if you played Bc4 you'd be happy if black could then play a6 and b5…
  13. Bc4 vs Bb5 jonesmh There are good lines against 3. Bc4. 3. Bb5 is more aggressive and le…
  14. Bc4 vs Bb5 Robin22 Yeah but black can play 4...b5
  15. Tournament Bad Königshofen 2017 the_loving_boy Ok many thanks.i guess the only thing i can do is look at their games..
  16. Bc4 vs Bb5 tpr Yes, but black usually plays 4...Nf6, while 3 Bc4 Nf6 allows 4 Ng5.
  17. Bc4 vs Bb5 Robin22 Just wondering after 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 b5 5.Bb3 doesn't…
  18. really? JetztAmKiosk it's stollowing for sure, but stalking is too extreme a qualification …
  19. Does anyone think that playing… CM Sarg0n A man that will take back a move at chess will pick a pocket.
  20. Does anyone think that playing… achja @FelloTransit #1 I know that the other way around can be true. Years…
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