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Firstly I have started playing the kings gambit . Does anybody have any feedback , (pros and cons etc. ) on this opening ?
Secondly , what rating would a player be before they could consider themselves to be an expert ?
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at www.e4e6.com, were brunetti held a Thematic Tournament about Kings Gambit, there you will find lots of fine games!
Your second question is a bit harder, everyone can call themself an expert, depending on what we talking about, but to be an expert in chess?? well maybe you never be!! However players with an Elo-rating over 2600, have a quite good knowledge of the game, just my opinion.
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Expert is a sort-of official term... To the best of my knowledge is refers to those few good players who are not quite titled... just a little below national master.
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the reason I asked is because the GK expert level tournament is rating 1700 and above
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i dont know about the kings gambit, but to be considered and expert, uscf says puts a player in the 2000-2199 range and expert.....
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Names vs. Descriptions
Distinguish between "expert" as a classification, which is a name for a range of rankings...
...and "expert" as a description of the player's ability, which is necessarily the ability to beat just about everyone else.
A lot of players qualify for the first, but few qualify for the second. Your question relates back to the thread about what makes a great chess player. Some insisted that extra qualities like sportsmanship, charsima and temperment make a great chess player, while I and some others were on the side that says "a great chess player is someone who beats everyone else."