Been proved wrong

  • ravl
  • | Mar 19, 2010 at 8:39 PM
  • | Posted in: ravl's Blog
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This post presents another game I played recently, but now it will have a little background story.

In a recent post, I questioned the usefulness of spending time learning opening lines at my level, where most of my opponents don't follow mainlines and the game is often out-of-book by move three.

In the last few games I've played, I've encountered the Italian game. Since I had never studied the opening, I just played to develop, accidentally reaching the Two Knights defense, and then losing the game quickly.

I got tired of this, and looked up the Italian Game and found the Giouco Piano as a response. This bring me to this game, where this preparation (that, to be honest, wasn't very thorough) actually did put me in a good position.


I will now lookup the 2.Bc4 Sicilian, which has been giving me trouble lately.


  • 7 years ago


    I don't want to comment about opening theory here, but I'd like to point out that in the first game :

    • 6...d5 seems to win a piece for you,
    • 7...Nxg8 gets a bishop back
    • 8...Ng4 hangs a piece, which doesn't seem necessary
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