Big chess theory quotQueens openingquot


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Thibault de Vassal    (2007-06-18)
Big chess theory : "Queens opening"

The first rated Big Chess tournament started a few days ago... I like this game more and more, no theory, no databases, no chess engines, many strategies & many queens captured already ;)

Every opening seems ok, we still don't know if taking pawns with the queen during the first moves is worth something or not, the value of the pieces is quite unpredictable... Many players now play 1.Nh4 to threaten 2.Qo7 then 3.Qc7 if needed, winning a pawn. What is the best response if you want to keep the same material ? .. Anyway that's very interesting to see a side with 1 or 2 pawns more, giving some rooks activity to the opponent.. Still looks like a draw theorically.

My main line is : 1.Nh4 Nh13 2.Qo7 No14 3.Qc7 Ql13

Any other suggestion ?

See Big Chess waiting list in Chess Special Tournaments.

Nick Burrows    (2007-06-18 22:26:26)

The very slippery slope of big chess theory begins....(!)

Hannes Rada    (2007-06-18 22:32:37)
Big chess software

Is there any software that can manage big chess games ? (store, load, database )

Thibault de Vassal    (2007-06-18 22:40:11)
Big chess software

Well, FICGS :)

I hope there will never be such a software, even if I would be curious to see big chess engines playing !