you guys are under estimating the different ways a GM could play to prevent you from simply trading pieces, specifically not using an opening you are familiar with like
Anybody that doesn't know that opening can't call themselves a competent player. Which side does the GM have in that sequence?
You do make a good point though KKF, one I alluded to earlier, in that the GM would have a harder time compromising the weaker player without a knight as oppopsed to without a rook.
no, i meant the GM wouldnt be playing a simple opening like that which would allow him to just trade pieces. d4 d5 is much harder to play than e5 e4 imho.
i think a rook is more valuable than a knight, not that it matters much because durrr had zero chance.