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15-12-2007, 08:32 AM
Hello -

I've read in several books, (Think like a Grandmaster by GM Kotov) and (Winning at Corrispondence Chess by Tim Harding) any chess player would be well advised to compile a database of there most imporntant opening lines and/or games and keep them in a notebook or 3x5 card box. This can save time shuffling through books during corrispondence play. I play the Kings Indian Attack as white, and either the Caro Kann or Slav as black. (About 1650 strength USCF) My question is: How do I tell the imporntant lines from those I don't need?? For example I have access to about 350 Caro Kann Games. Which one's are "imporntant"? I don't want to waste my efforts compiling a data base, only to find out it's useless. My e mail address is:
bill718 :wall:

15-12-2007, 08:37 AM
I'd recommend using a computer database in this day of age. Very good for branching and other tools

15-12-2007, 08:42 AM
Thanks for the advise, I'll look into it!