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The Death Opening

Chess.com member Daeth says that he has invented a new opening that ends with 6. g4 (there are alternative lines to 6. g4 but only the mainline is shown below). I tried it out and it works against the engines. After 6. g4 white is ahead and no matter what black does the lead does not erode. Here is a game that shows that white continues to build on that lead and it leads to certain victory for white at least against engines. This game below is the same one that i posted as a comment to Daeth's post called "I invented an opening and trap how do i get it named after me". 



Comments


  • 20 months ago

    Jamalov

    anybody know why daeth's blog post was removed by chess.com??????

  • 20 months ago

    Bobcat

    i played along to the end with no thoughts of changing anything
    it did not appear to be a top level game
    i prefer games by the master level under 50,more like 35,even 29 moves!
    if only my games were longer than 9 moves,i would be in the doubble digets

  • 21 months ago

    Jamalov

    ck99 wrote: Why not, as black, go for a similar set up as in those lines, with c5 before Nc6, an escape on h7 for the bishop before playing e6 and trying to make a mess for white on the queen side with Qb6 and 0-0-0 even?

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    sounds interesting ck but i can't think it through in my head. i will go back to the game and play those moves and see if i can salvage black.


  • 21 months ago

    ck99


    Suggestions for black: In the Caro-Kann advanced variation where Bf5 is played early on, there are various ways for white to harass the bishop (Ne2-Ng3-h4-h5 stuff).

    Why not, as black, go for a similar set up as in those lines, with c5 before Nc6, an escape on h7 for the bishop before playing e6 and trying to make a mess for white on the queen side with Qb6 and 0-0-0 even?

  • 21 months ago

    Jamalov

    iboraz: it is antithetical to opening theory but it seems to work against the engines. i think we should try it out. perhaps hold a daeth tournament. did you ever hear the old texas fishing joke? there was a guy fishing with dynamite - throwing them into the water and then just picking up the dead fish. one day the game warden came to investigate him and as the warden sat in his fishing boat asking him questions about his fishing method, the fisherman lit up a dynamite stick, handed it to the game warden and asked "do you want to talk or fish?".

  • 21 months ago

    Jamalov

    ruben73d: i was using that famous engine written by a belgian man named robert houdart

  • 21 months ago

    macer75

    Daeth is the most famous (or notorious) player on chess.com these days!

  • 21 months ago

    ruben72d

    what engine were you using?

  • 21 months ago

    Jamalov

    ck99: interesting observations

    thanks

  • 21 months ago

    ck99

    5 ... e6? drops the piece

    5 ... h6 better. Surprised the engines can not calculate it...

  • 21 months ago

    lboraz

    a scary name for an opening! I don't think it's correct strategy developing pawns instead of pieces, especially expanding on the flank while the center is still flexible and before having completed development. But I guess everything is possible in chess

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