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    I played quite a bit in my 20's and some in my 30's but not so much for the last 20-30 years. I like strategy games and thought I might post some videos of openings & variations, traps, sacrifices, endgames and famous games, and get comments from others that have enjoyed the game or are currently playing.

    Chess Openings: Sicilian Defense - This video does a very good job of describing this defensive strategy. One of my favorites as I enjoy playing black as much as I like playing white.



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    Sicilian Defense - Dragon Variation - If your playing black I like using this defense against a weaker player than myself as an equal or better player will crush you almost every time.



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    Sicilian Defense - Najdorf Variation - This is a fun variation for an aggressive black player, but again a strong white player will probably win more often.

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    Sicilian Defense - Alapin Variation - If I'm white playing against the Sicilian Defense, I like this variation.

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    Sicilian Defense - Rossolimo Variation - This is another great variation for white.



    I've played all these variations in the past, but at the time I was playing them I really wasn't aware of the variation names or the apparent advantage white always had. No wonder my friend used to beat me most of the time. He always played winners choice for the black or white pieces, and then took white every time he had a choice.
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    While I am aware that the various strategies have names and statistics and that serious chess players take these matters quite to heart, I tend to play whatever seems 'interesting' at the time. In case you lost the link, this is where I hang my hat. Looks like I haven't been in a game since mid-December so it might be a good time to challenge. With my schedule, I tend to play at erratic hours and often only one or two moves a day.

    Queen Alice Internet Chess Club - Play free turn based Correspondence Chess in your web browser!

    You can even play white if that is your preference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scheherazade View Post
    While I am aware that the various strategies have names and statistics and that serious chess players take these matters quite to heart, I tend to play whatever seems 'interesting' at the time. In case you lost the link, this is where I hang my hat. Looks like I haven't been in a game since mid-December so it might be a good time to challenge. With my schedule, I tend to play at erratic hours and often only one or two moves a day.

    Queen Alice Internet Chess Club - Play free turn based Correspondence Chess in your web browser!

    You can even play white if that is your preference.
    Thanks, maybe I'll get motivated enough to give it a try. While some of those video's are a bit long for this forum they are very well done and worth looking at. I just tried to post another video and had a database error and lost the post.maybe it will work now.

    Chess Traps: Magnus Smith Trap (Sicilian Defense) - More good news for white, I believe I even got nailed this way once when my attention was at a low ebb.

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    Thanks bad robot for the tutorials about chess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cosmictraveler View Post
    Thanks bad robot for the tutorials about chess.
    Chess World Championships 1985 - Karpov vs Kasparov - Sicilian defense played in a world championship and very well narrated, and black kicked ass.

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    Chess Traps: Bobby Fischer Trap - Bobby Fisher is one of my favorite all time chess players. And I can remember being suckered in this trap before.

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    Chess Traps- Fishing Pole - Once again I remember falling for this one, but it's a great strategy for black.

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    Chess Traps- Siberian Trap - Great move for white. I've seen it played before, but can't remember if I was giving or receiving on it.

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    Chess Traps- Legal Trap - Very good for white and I've used this one before when I thought I was just being clever.

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