Monday, October 18, 2010

Black is OK! Blaze is OK! Sharks are OK!

There's a famous opening book by the Hungarian Grandmaster Adorjan titled Black Is OK!  Adorjan advocates the opening philosophy popularized by Fischer: don't grovel for the draw, don't play to equalize, but try to win from move one!

Even though White typically scores 56% of total points in master play, the player of the Black pieces won all four of tonight's games, and in tonight's U.S. Chess League match, the Chicago Blaze drew the Miami Sharks, 2-2.  Now could someone please explain what this means for the Blaze's playoff hopes?

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