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    Knight of Elegance Aliasniamor's Avatar
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    Alias plays in Germany

    So guys, I'm playing a quite strong tournament - I'm 120th in the rating list at the start, here were the pairings of the first round for your info, which happened this afternoon.

    So first round I was up against a 2140 elo player with the black pieces and played a new opening, and in the end I drew the game. I'm satisfied with the result but not the way it went : as per usual I was in a bad position out of the opening, managed to come back from it and when I felt I had an edge, he proposed a draw. It made me reconsider the whole position, as I wanted to make sure I had the edge before continuing the position, and eventually I accepted the draw ... Anyway I feel I played a good middle game and early endgame, unfortunately I couldn't conclude the game. Still waiting for the pairings for tomorrow morning.

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    I read this as Alias plays Daddy in Germany for some reason

    Anway glgl

    Yeah someone offering you a draw can be offputting

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    Quote Originally Posted by White View Post
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    I read this as Alias plays Daddy in Germany for some reason

    Anway glgl

    Yeah someone offering you a draw can be offputting


    Drawing as black against a 2140 player isn't bad

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    There is no of an advantage between being black or white, it depends on what type of player you are

    I prefer being black most of the time

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    That's cool Alias, maybe I'll see you there

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    Quote Originally Posted by White View Post
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    I read this as Alias plays Daddy in Germany for some reason

    Anway glgl

    Yeah someone offering you a draw can be offputting
    at your first sentence. And yeah his draw proposition put me offbalance a bit.

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    Drawing as black against a 2140 player isn't bad
    Yeah I'm quite happy, as well as I am with my play, I checked and it was quite a good game from both sides.

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    There is no of an advantage between being black or white, it depends on what type of player you are

    I prefer being black most of the time
    Being white is usually an advantage still, even if not as much as some think. It's especially true for me I think since my openings as black versus d4 are quite lacking.

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    That's cool Alias, maybe I'll see you there
    Wait, what do you mean ?

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    I struggle more with e4 as black tbh, I play a KID or a nimzo but I can struggle to get my pieces involved after solidifying my king. Im not awful with it, but I do prefer d4

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    Pairings are out for round 2, I'm playing vs a 15 yo girl who's 2047 atm but already winning 100 elo on this month having performed 2250-2300 in the span of 15 games

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    Here's my game btw (I had the black pieces) https://lichess.org/ebv003V7

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    Quote Originally Posted by White View Post
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    There is no of an advantage between being black or white, it depends on what type of player you are

    I prefer being black most of the time

    i'm pretty sure statistically, if two players have equal elos, the one with white has a higher chance of winning. In a lot of pro games atleast, even if black is a bit better at playing, often times he's not expected to do more than draw, with a win sometimes being seen as a steal(like a spectacular performance by black, or poor play by white).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heart View Post
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    i'm pretty sure statistically, if two players have equal elos, the one with white has a higher chance of winning. In a lot of pro games atleast, even if black is a bit better at playing, often times he's not expected to do more than draw, with a win sometimes being seen as a steal(like a spectacular performance by black, or poor play by white).

    Yeah the higher the level the more true it becomes, and statistically, black scores around 47% to white's 53
    so the difference isn't all that great but it exists.

    So I've decided what I'm gonna play tomorrow : 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 exd5 4.Qf3

    Followed with a plan Bd3 Bf4 Nd2 c3 0-0-0 Ne2 and then I'll see (well I'll probably change even before all that happens since she's not even forced to play 1...e6 )

    and the guy I've drawn today was a Fide master, so B+ level, and he's now down to B level, which is still quite strong allegedly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Daddy Alias View Post
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    Yeah the higher the level the more true it becomes, and statistically, black scores around 47% to white's 53
    so the difference isn't all that great but it exists.

    So I've decided what I'm gonna play tomorrow : 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 exd5 4.Qf3

    Followed with a plan Bd3 Bf4 Nd2 c3 0-0-0 Ne2 and then I'll see (well I'll probably change even before all that happens since she's not even forced to play 1...e6 )

    and the guy I've drawn today was a Fide master
    , so B+ level, and he's now down to B level, which is still quite strong allegedly.

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    Was this real life or online?


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    Quote Originally Posted by X View Post
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    Was this real life or online?
    Real life it is. 2 rounds today, 2 tomorrow, 2 on sunday.

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    germany where?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Crispickle View Post
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    germany where?
    Bad Zwischenahn, or something like that Nord-west.


    Lost round 2 to the 2100 elo 15yo girl. She played c5 after e4 and I had never played a sicilian from the white side, plus I played my moves instantly in the opening, which resulted in me being 2 pawns down after like 10 moves

    She didn't play quite precisely afterwards and I "almost" managed to come back to equality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Daddy Alias View Post
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    Bad Zwischenahn, or something like that Nord-west.


    Lost round 2 to the 2100 elo 15yo girl. She played c5 after e4 and I had never played a sicilian from the white side, plus I played my moves instantly in the opening, which resulted in me being 2 pawns down after like 10 moves

    She didn't play quite precisely afterwards and I "almost" managed to come back to equality.
    wait whaaaaaaaat

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    how was she?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Crispickle View Post
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    wait whaaaaaaaat

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    how was she?
    I'm not sure

    Disturbing enough that I played like I play in bullet in the opening phase

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Daddy Alias View Post
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    I'm not sure

    Disturbing enough that I played like I play in bullet in the opening phase
    she's driven you to a loss... baiting you with her ugliness?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Crispickle View Post
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    she's driven you to a loss... baiting you with her ugliness?

    https://www.google.de/search?q=Lara+...w=1536&bih=760

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