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Castling in Chess 960. New castling rules for Fischer Random Chess. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
M Winther wrote on 2006-04-22 UTC
Gary, you are a nitpicker of indistinctness in expressions, and I cannot relate to your irritation. No, on amateur level we would not see a lot of Berlin defense played because it tends to result in draws. Strong players want to be able to win against weaker players, so they play the Sicilian. How could a practically invincible Berlin defense be so damaging on grandmaster level? It's because 50% of the games are opened with 1.e4. It is the best move. Earlier, when theory was not so well developed, we had no way of knowing this. You are curious about my style? Some of my own games are published in ChessBase's collections.