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Subject: Re: a question to Tord about detecting threats in null move

Author: Uri Blass

Date: 14:31:01 10/04/03

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On October 04, 2003 at 17:13:06, Vincent Diepeveen wrote:

>On October 04, 2003 at 17:06:40, Uri Blass wrote:
>
>>On October 04, 2003 at 16:49:48, Gian-Carlo Pascutto wrote:
>>
>>>On October 04, 2003 at 16:31:13, Uri Blass wrote:
>>>
>>>>My point is that even with weaker engine I can win in a line that is not the
>>>>popular line.
>>>
>>>Nobody argues that you can't win by playing unpopular lines. What is being
>>>argued is that playing stupid openings is a bad idea.
>>>
>>>--
>>>GCP
>>
>>Ok
>>The only question is what is a stupid line.
>>
>>I think that winning with 1.h3 is not harder than winning with 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d6
>>and 1.h3 was mentioned by vincent as an example of a stupid line.
>>
>>Uri
>
>Though i usually do not answer clowns too much here, i am sure that
>the white winning chances after
>
> 1.e4,c6 2.d4,d6 are quite a bit bigger than after 1.h3 :)

You do the wrong comparison and the comparison is between black winning chances
after 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d6 and white winning chances after h3

>
>Of course a clown like you will now go argue with things like 'proof it'.
>
>But please show up at the world champs. I will be delighted to play against 1.h3
>and i will be delighted to play with white 1.e4,c6 2.d4,d6 if that's offered to
>me.

Do not expect me to tell you in advance what I am going to play.
These lines were only example.
>
>However i am very positive that with exception of 1 clown in our middle, the
>rest of the CCC community will understand the difference between
>+=/+- versus =+  :)
>
>Best regards,
>Vincent

I guess that you claim that 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d6 is +=/+- for white and 1.h3 is =+
for black.

In this case you agree that white winning chances after 1.h3 are better than
black winning chances after 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d6

My point is that if black can win after 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d6 then white can also win
after 1.h3

Of course If you know in advance that I am going to play 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d6 and
prepare for that then it is better to choose a different line.

Uri



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