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Cheating in Chess

In the meanwhile, we need to make it clear to potential cheaters that the traditional rules of law enforcement still apply: you can rob a few banks, but if you make a career of it you’ll end up drawing attention and end up full of bullet holes. Fraud detection constantly improves over time and, with statistical analysis as a tip-off, we’ll be watching you very carefully — uncomfortably so. As they say, you’ll draw heat. And when we do catch you, there will be retroactive hell to pay. Doesn’t sound like a career plan, does it Lance?

via The Crown Game Affair « Gödel’s Lost Letter and P=NP.



Kindred's Kaleidoscope

Despite the club members believing me to be a walking encyclopedia in opening theory because of my postal exploits, my method to play chess as I have reported is based upon my square count system where I planned my strategy from move 1. The system for white is called the Averbakh attack. I do not remember when this system came into being.  The opening books I mentioned (MCO15 and NCO) are references worthy of study.

1. d4  Nf6  2. c4  g6  3. Nc3  Bg7  4. e4  d6 5. Be2  O-O 6. Bg5

I always try to play aggressively, following Capablanca’s excellent suggestion in his own manual where he described such as Bg5 being “combined development.”  But more than that!  It carries a mean sting for the unwary and sees both Bishops playing as a team.

With this Bishop aggressive play, Black cannot play immediately to the center with 6. … e5 which loses a pawn…

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