OK, so you can't provide even one example from these games "that have been busting entire openings" (your words). Because, even though they have completely overturned centuries of opening theory, only a few enlightened individuals are aware of them, so the secret lines can be used over and over to win ... very important engine-engine games.Ovyron wrote: ↑Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:52 amEngaging in these discussions has been very revealing to me about what the general public knows about the current status and advancements of opening theory. For this I'd like to coin the term of "corking" moves. Apparently, people are working really hard into discovering critical variations that bust what people are mostly playing, and then they save them to a private book and leave them "corked". Then, when an important game comes up and the line gets to be played, it's "uncorked", just to win them that one game, and if you analyze the line at corr time control, you realize it's the best a side could have played, and that the other side is best avoiding that line (to the extreme, it seems white should avoid 1.e4, suprisingly.)zullil wrote:Perhaps if you posted even one example of such an "opening-busting game" folks might pay more attention to your posts.
Before these discussions, I wrongly believed that once that happened, everyone knew the line. It lost all its value, hard work should be put into corking some other line. But instead, what happens is that that one game fades into obscurity, nobody knows about the line, so it can pretend it's still corked, so that it's a lot more valuable to cork lines because, while the lines of public books are in the open and they become obsolete after a quick time, the lines I'm talking about will have long-lasting life, and can be uncorked and uncorked again against opponents that turn out to lack the knowledge, that turns out to belong to a few privileged individuals. The worst thing that can happen is the line being featured as the weapon of a public book, then it's over.
This is great to know and I hope this offsets shooting myself in the foot for this, I can only imagine people in the know reading my posts considering me a blabbermouth that would be better keeping all this secret. Because it's all worthless once it goes mainstream.
Sounds rather ridiculous to me.