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by Giulio Simeone
Sat Feb 11, 2012 1:26 am
Forum: Chess Development
Topic: Why do we have draw offers?
Replies: 15
Views: 7781

Re: Why do we have draw offers?

It is easy to avoid the effects of draw offers in your own games. Never offer draws and never accept them. Do those advocating the abolition of draw offers actually do this or not? I'm just the opposite of those who advocate the abolition of draw and then draw very often theirselves. In most cases,...
by Giulio Simeone
Thu Feb 09, 2012 12:18 am
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Sokolsky Opening
Replies: 16
Views: 3959

Re: Sokolsky Opening

I agree with Mr. Rudd: after 1. b4 e5 2. Bb2 Bxb4 3. Bxe5 Nf6 followed by ...d6 (or also .. Nc6) white has to move the bishop for the third time. It's true, white has a majority of pawns in the centre, but after three moves he hasn't still pushed none of them: so, before white can occupy the centre,...
by Giulio Simeone
Wed Feb 08, 2012 3:59 pm
Forum: Chess Development
Topic: deferred draw acceptance
Replies: 30
Views: 9386

Re: deferred draw acceptance

This rule seems to be nonsense ... no player that has thought a bit about its consequences would offer a draw and, mostly, no one would accept it immediately!! Why should I accept a draw offer immediately if I know that I will be able to take the half point in every moment? That rule gives to the pl...
by Giulio Simeone
Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Highest Computer Evaluation of a Position?
Replies: 6
Views: 1982

Re: Highest Computer Evaluation of a Position?

When I was a kid, I was very mean to a player who tried to smack me away with a crude attack. Ha-ha, I also think that players who don't resign in completely lost positions have to be punished: sometimes, especially when I play on the Internet, I purposely avoid to checkmate and I try to promote al...