Update: Please all give a warm welcome to our newest Knight Board Scholar.
May his rating rise as fast as Kramnik heads for the men's room!
Yesterday I played my first Grand Prix Attack.
I think this opening has great potential.
My preparation existed of only one evening study of the lines, choosing the lines I like.
That was enough allready to play it with confidence. What helped is that I'm allready familiar with the Kings Gambit (early f4) and the Dutch (sneaking Queen to the kingside via e1, vulnarable c2)
I clearly was better after the opening with the initiative and more space at the Kingside. My opponent offered a draw which I would have taken if it were a rated game since I was short on time. But I continued and lost to a calculation error.
I seem to have found a new system against the Sicilian though.
You can find the game here.
The program seems to have problems with en passant. I sent the webmaster an E-mail.
Student and Teaching Observations
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