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I mean the Arafat Gambit. A gambit should have some benefit, usually a lead in development, however short-lived that may be. If you are just dropping a pawn for nothing in return, I don't think the term gambit is the best. 1. e4 f5 isn't a gambit as far as I know.
Technically it is a participle from the verb 'to bore' but it functions as an adjective. English is rather quirky and there are examples where this isn't the case, such as 'balding' as there is no verb 'to bald'. Adjectives should, in principle precede a noun and they shouldn't follow a verb but Eng...
Well, I thought it was a very interesting thread a couple of years back but it seems to have been derailed by very self-centered questions that I certain person can't be bothered to find himself, preferring to take advantage of the kindness of others without any gratitude whatsoever. The complexity ...
Which club was her brother most prominent at? I don't have my resources in my current location so cannot check. I have a feeling I have a game of his against William Ward, who played for either City or Lyceum at the time.
If your rating is below ELO 2700 it will make little or no difference. As soon as you deviate from what it uncovers, mistake after mistake after mistake will inevitably follow. All that will come of it is that you will enjoy your games less because you are tying to follow something rather than adher...
Understood as a cultural phenomenon, chess has lots to offer on many levels. What computers do and don't do is of little consequence to all below the upper echelon of our game.
The whole thing has been over-hyped. People will continue to enjoy chess for hundreds of years. The fact that a new computer has suddenly got better than the existing computers is of no consequence for most people.
- Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:16 pm
- Forum: General Chat
- Topic: World class time-trouble addicts
- Replies: 18
- Views: 1865
I think you need to be able to define what something is before you go forming opinions about whether players are of a certain type. Can you define what time-trouble is, where the threshold lies and to what extent the complexity of the position comes into play? I've seen many instances where a 2700+ ...