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Re: Si the King's indian the right choice for postal?
Reply #8 - 04/25/17 at 04:53:46
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What is the cited 7 man line?

Also, FYI the KID is one of the best corr openings and totally playable. I still play it even against 2600s.
  
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Re: Si the King's indian the right choice for postal?
Reply #7 - 01/27/17 at 17:26:51
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Hello.

Seeing that 7-man endgame in Kotronias book was strange indeed. Why recommend something like that before all other options were exhausted? Which in this case they certainly did not seem to be. Black has what looks like easy equality at one point earlier in the line for example.

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Re: Si the King's indian the right choice for postal?
Reply #6 - 01/27/17 at 15:07:19
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Kotronias' repertoire would probably hold in most case but I don't trust some lines at corr level and I know at least one minor case where his recommandation goes into a 7 tablebases win without the 50 moves draw.
  
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Re: Si the King's indian the right choice for postal?
Reply #5 - 01/27/17 at 09:49:54
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It would be interesting to see how the Kotronias repertoire would hold up to Correspondence Chess when he completes it, but then I don't play Correspondence Chess
  

Those who want to go by my perverse footsteps play such pawn structure with fuzzy atypical still strategic orientations

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Re: Si the King's indian the right choice for postal?
Reply #4 - 01/27/17 at 02:28:35
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Si!
  
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Re: Si the King's indian the right choice for postal?
Reply #3 - 11/04/16 at 10:08:21
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Wow! Thanks a lot. I was worried about it
  
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Re: Si the King's indian the right choice for postal?
Reply #2 - 11/03/16 at 08:59:07
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A model game. Engines couldn't dig the manoeuvre Nd8-f7-h8-g6. As soon as black played Nf7-h8 they started to assess the position anew. Wink
  
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Re: Si the King's indian the right choice for postal?
Reply #1 - 11/03/16 at 08:34:28
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Yes, I know.
You can play KID in correspondence chess only if you are a good OTB player and you know what you are doing. Otherwise, the engine evaluations of all the contemporary engines will scare you and you will start making moves as per their evaluations, which could be totally wrong strategically.
There are variations in Mar del Plata which are evaluated by Houdini or Stockfish about 1.65 for white. Very depressing as you may imagine!
To cut it short, you have to believe in yourself! Wink
And besides, KID is almost the only opening in today's correspondence chess where you can win a full point with black, even against a strong opposition.
That's it!
  
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Si the King's indian the right choice for postal?
11/03/16 at 02:19:51
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I have begun to play postal Chess. It is a whole new world. Everyone uses Komodo, Stockfish etc. I have been told the KID is not a good choice. Does anyone know anything about this topic?
  
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