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Subject: Re: The Limits of Positional Knowledge

Author: blass uri

Date: 09:38:36 11/12/99

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On November 12, 1999 at 00:49:06, kurt wrote:

>Why can positional knowledge not be obtained by adopting current
>opening lines as some programs do?

It is easy to get programs out of book very fast.
patzer played 1.d4 Nf6 2.a3 d5 3.c3 against quest and quest did a positional
blunder by Qd6(quest won the game inspite of this mistake).

You cannot have a book with all the possibilities so it is important to have
positional knowledge of the early opening.

>To reach GM rating a good
>opening book knowledge is an absolute necessity.

If you can find the good moves without the opening book then a book is not


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