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Old November 9th 04, 12:59 PM
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Which defense gives black better chances against white?
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On 9 Nov 2004 04:59:11 -0800, (Ivan) wrote:

The Sicilian.

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Which defense gives black better chances against white?


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Old November 9th 04, 04:45 PM
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On 9 Nov 2004 04:59:11 -0800, (Ivan) wrote:

Which defense gives black better chances against white?


GM Nigel Davies talked gave recommendatiosn for what to play against
1.e4 in his "Let's take a Look Column" from September 2004 on the
Chess Cafe web-site (
http://www.chesscafe.com/text/davies20.pdf ).
He mentions both the Caro-Kann and the French as well as most of the
other defenses. His recommendatiosn are based on the "style" of play
that you have in your games. The gist of his comments about these two
defenses:
* The objective of the Caro-Kann is to go for an end game where
Black has 4 pawns to 3 on the king-side with a half-open d-file.
* In most variations of the French you need to be good at planning
defense and counter attack.


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"Ivan" wrote in message
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Which defense gives black better chances against white?


With that kind of absurdly sweeping inquiry, it is clear that neither will
give you any chances agains anyone 1400 or better.


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"Ivan" wrote in message
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Which defense gives black better chances against white?


With that kind of absurdly sweeping inquiry, it is clear that neither will
give you any chances agains anyone 1400 or better.


The well-known Sam Sloan swears that the Grob is the best defense for black.




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Any of the major openings are good if you know them better than your opponent.

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Which defense gives black better chances against white?


I usually avoid bait like this, but I'm bored. I think the answer is
that the French offers Black a better chance of winning the game, but
it also provides Black a better chance of losing the game.


ie, the volitility (look that word up moron) of the position increases. This
has nothing to do with the question that was asked.

Playing the French well demands more theorhetical
preparation and general chess understanding than the Caro Kann.



More nonsense from a know-nothing idiot! Both the French and the Caro are
very demanding theoretically. Did you not see the Caro game that Leko played
in the last round against Kramnik?

Jason



It is odd that one does feel a certain desire to respond to the
trolls, testament to the powers of trolling. Anyway, to the vast
majority of strong players Jason's reply reveals his low level of
chess understanding. I'll make a brief comment and then not play into
his hands any longer, at the GM level all openings are demanding
theorhetically, for the weekend warrior class player it is another
ball game, they need lines which don't require massive memorization to
survive into the middlegame, and for that purpose the Caro Kann
demands far less than the French.

I'm always curious where the Jason's get so much time to fill Usenet
with their crap, my theory is they are, e.g., on disability payments
or something so they don't have to work, they have no friends, and so
bashing out "provactive" **** on the Usenet represents a good use of
their time.
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