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Old 01-01-2017, 07:38 PM   #26
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Re: Analyze my chess style and offer advice

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Wow greenbliss420, you certainly seem to have a lot of issues?
You're asking me? No. I don't think I have any issues directly as a result of believing that was a correspondence game and not a blitz game. It's a simple misunderstanding.

I don't know what it is with some of you younger folks today. It's like Millenials, wherever they're from, think there's something wrong with anyone who says anything they don't like, or questions anything about their behavior/performance in anything. Welcome to the world - This is the way it works out here.
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Old 01-01-2017, 08:36 PM   #27
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Oh, pardon my ignorance, Want - you did write in the first post that you do always castle long with Black...

The solid openings that Black can play if he wants to castle long have been discussed on Quora so I refer you to that page ('the Nimzowitsch Defense' there stands for 1. e4 Nc6, not the Nimzo-Indian).

With White, long castling is more common, especially in the Richter-Veresov Attack (1. d4 Nf6 2. Nc3 d5 3. Bg5) and the 'Jobava Attack' (1. d4 Nf6 2. Nc3 d5 3. Bf4).

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Old 01-01-2017, 09:28 PM   #28
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Re: Analyze my chess style and offer advice

Greenbliss - you did seem pretty upset, at least to start in this thread. However​i think you contributed alot to the chess. Com discussion so maybe you just came off that way.
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Old 01-01-2017, 10:55 PM   #29
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Greenbliss - you did seem pretty upset, at least to start in this thread. However​i think you contributed alot to the chess. Com discussion so maybe you just came off that way.
Sorry. The holiday season and the short daylight hours just got on me a bit. I'm glad to be in 2017 now and already feel better, though.
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Old 01-02-2017, 10:26 AM   #30
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Greenbliss - you did seem pretty upset, at least to start in this thread. However​i think you contributed alot to the chess. Com discussion so maybe you just came off that way.

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Old 01-02-2017, 12:39 PM   #31
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Lol. I like a little fire but I do think that the reaction wasn't necessarily Millennial issue, . Although I think I'm on the cusp of the group so maybe I'm biased.
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Old 01-02-2017, 12:41 PM   #32
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As for OP. Play longer games, go over them carefully. Start a log, post them, learn, profit

Going over one almost bullet game isn't going to really help much. Although you still did get at least one very helpful analysis.
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Old 01-02-2017, 04:28 PM   #33
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Yes, thank you coon74 for your advice. Capturing the light squared bishop is a main goal for that system I play. Also many thanks for the queenside casting openings link. I've started playing the Scandinavian and am noticing the possibilities of fun.

How important is it to learn the square names? Like d6 a6 a3 etc. I kind of grasp the location by just by the name of the square but often need to look at the board. From watching videos online I've noticed the person can rattle them off quite quick. Is there a training way to learn then better?
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Old 01-02-2017, 05:21 PM   #34
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In general, don't expect to capture an opponent's bishop with your knight easily. Strong players either develop their bishops to the squares where they're unlikely to be challenged by a knight, or prevent such attacks with a pawn move, because, in an open position, they'd like to avoid losing the bishop pair.

For example, if Black puts the knight on f6 and White wants to develop the bishop to e3, he often plays h2-h3 beforehand, to prevent the knight from coming to g4. This pawn move would be generally less useful if White were planning to develop the bishop to b2, d2, f4 or g5.

Vs your Black system, playing an early b2-b4 to keep your knight away from c5 is impractical, so White will usually avoid putting the bishop on d3.

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How important is it to learn the square names? Like d6 a6 a3 etc. I kind of grasp the location by just by the name of the square but often need to look at the board. From watching videos online I've noticed the person can rattle them off quite quick. Is there a training way to learn then better?
It's easy to learn the square names using a special tool on lichess; this will help you spend less time on understanding what players talk about, in particular, in chess videos, which will of course speed up your chess studies in general.

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Old 01-02-2017, 06:57 PM   #35
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You definitely should learn the squares. My dad still has issues when we talk chess because he's forever stuck between descriptive (p-k4) and algebraic (e4). It sucks lol.
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Old 01-04-2017, 12:34 PM   #36
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I've started playing the Scandinavian and am noticing the possibilities of fun.
I forgot to mention that, if you wish to make the Scandi your pet opening, IM John Bartholomew can be your role model. He's published a free version of his Scandi repertoire on Chessable, and he also used to play the Scandi a lot in his Youtube videos.
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Old 01-04-2017, 04:52 PM   #37
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Thank you for the links! I have been trying the square trainer on lichess and was only able to get 4 when I started. Now am up to the 8-10 range.
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