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Decide by David Wethey

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Chapter Nine

Sport and other games

Serious lessons from evenings and weekends

When I’m playing White in chess, I like a really open board, I like open diagonals, open columns and files and those other things, and I will look at a board and go, that is beautiful, and to make it more beautiful, I should try and do the following things, like opening up the right flank or close the left flank, or pushing all the pieces back to the top of the board, or whatever.

    As Black I will generally only be occupying a third of the board, you’ll be occupying two-thirds, you’ll be expansive, all this kind of stuff, and I will wait for you to over reach yourself and then I will kill you at some point, and that’s how I will be playing that. That isn’t the ...

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