20 ( +1 | -1 ) Help needed for openingAnyone know how to block up the hole in the centre pawn structure of the botvinnik formation for white? That is the main reason for me stopping playing that. I'll be trying it again against grr_bear.
43 ( +1 | -1 ) tripleb2000do you not know that the rules of gameknot site forbid any member from seeking help for a game that is still in progress? I strongly advise you not to seek such assistance. You are permitted to use data bases and books during a game but you cannot use a chess engine and you cannot ask for help from other players. You obviously enjoy your chess and I would not like to see you penalised in any way for breaching the site rules.
39 ( +1 | -1 ) Consultation gamesMike seems to allow comment if the opponent assents to it (see the thread 'Hedgehog Defence'). In my opinion, this is an unwelcome development. If we're going to have consultation games on Gameknot --- and of course, they're an old tradition in Chess --- they should be formally monitored, not just winked at. Be that as it may, we haven't yet got the assent of of grrr_bear.
29 ( +1 | -1 ) not a problemyour thread was started in all honesty and I would never vote a thread out unless it became obscene. I'm sure you will find plenty of information on your particular opening just by going to google search or similar. Good luck with your games.