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Thibault de Vassal (2009-02-25)
The games played with Black by Tomas Civin are worth a glance, nice to see this opening at this level (quite hard to play for sure)
Maybe a thematic tournament to follow :)
Ulrich Imbeck (2009-02-25 15:59:23)
1. e4 g6 2. d4 Bg7 could be the theme.
Hannes Rada (2009-02-25 19:48:47)
GM Suba said to this kind of position: Black is better, because he can improve his position. White cannot, because he has already the best possible position :-)
Sebastian Boehme (2009-02-25 23:06:06)
Very nice alternative
The Modern Defense is a very nice way to avoid playing always e4 c5 as black
One famous person, I forgot his name, once said about life in general: "Variety is the spice of life."
So why not some variety also amongst the chess top levels! ;-)
Don Groves (2009-02-26 01:47:00)
I've played the Modern, also known as the Hippopotamus because it lies low in the water, waiting for its prey to make a mistake.
I have both won and been smothered with it. Black must strike quickly, at exactly the right time and place, or die a horrible death ;-)
Wayne Lowrance (2009-02-26 19:04:11)
There is a 200 ELO TER difference, I suspect that is enough 4 sure, I will watch with interest.
Ulrich Imbeck (2009-02-27 01:21:58)
Modern isn't the Hippopotamus
Modern isn't the Hippopotamus.
Only Hippopotamus is a system of the Modern.
I'll never play a thematic tournament Hippopotamus
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