Nah, that’s the tactic I'm using against Burnside right now
Don't say that, all it requires is to make sure you don't place a peace in a place where it isn't protected or under attack from a piece with less value for at least enough turns that you don't get bogged down.
Don't let an opponent trap two of your pieces so that you have choose one and let them have the other.
NEVER let your opponent get their pawns over the half way mark on the board (I let Thistle do that and hammered me for much of the game).
Don't let time be an issue, take as long as you want to make the next move. Pressure and hast is our own worst enemy. And since most of us are using the turn-based rather than live, you don't have to worry about finishing a game in one go. If your really stuck, Sleep On It. The board looks completely different after you come back to after a few hours.
In the end, its the person who guesses (or better yet, manipulates) what their opponent does next who wins. Anyone can do it, you just need more practice, and to have confidence that you'll win in the end
... I don't know if thats any help, their fairly obvious, I just hope that I didn't come off as condescending there
Edited by Talon S., 26 February 2005 - 12:44 AM.