Case #2 – An Opening Surprise

Case number two: I’ve just discovered, with CHOPIN, that there is a gigantic hole in my chess opening repertoire that’s beyond repair. My opponent is well-prepared, and there’s no time for improvements, so I have to act quickly. This is an emergency, and I’ll go for a line that I’ve never played before, just because I’ve noticed that my opponent has poor stats there. I’ll do it because I trust that CHOPIN has it all covered – I just have to learn it!

Let me see – I know her favorite move order, so I’ll choose the ‘Key’ tab, and browse it for the corresponding line number: <multiple clicks follow> 1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 e6 5. Bg5 e6 6. Bxf6 Qxf6, and I’ll open Line 272.

I’ll look for the best mutual play, promising lines and suggested improvements, and the rest is easy – I’ll just start cramming! Don’t act surprised – every chess opening is a game of survival, and a girl’s gotta’ do what a girl’s gotta’ do; who knows – I may be the only one to survive it after all 😉

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