8196 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
Recently I have been experimenting with a new chess gambit againstthe White setup with moves 1.e4 e5. 2.Nf3 g5. This appears to be radicallyunsound but may actually be very good because your opponent will notbe prepared to do battle with an opening which looks strange but canbe very dangerous for the White side. See games attached.
I was analyzing this opening and discovered some of its secrets. It is actually anaccelerated version of the Kings Indian Defense. After the moves 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 g5White can take the pawn at e4 with 3.Nxe5 then I play 3....d6 chasing the N awayfrom the e5 square. I tried this in a test game against Loyd Kawamura who is rated about 2350 and is a US National Master and his move was to play4.Nc4. Even chess engine Firefly (2350) played 4.Nc4. But this is actually abad square for the White N if both sides castle Kingside because it is postedaway from attacking the Black K and also out play as far as defending theWhite Kingside. Black later plays Ne7 and gets in d5 and after exd5 Nxd5 theBlack N is better posted than the White N at c4. The d5 pawn thrustexchanges off the White e pawn for the pawn at d5. Now Black has effectively blocked off the center and the Black kingside pawns will rolldown the White kingside in a very strong kingside attack.
Darth - I was just popping on for a quick sec before work (so I can't read this all right now).
This tournament may interest you - it's 1.e4 e6 2. Nf3 g5?! - the themes may be similar.
With no offense meant, that looks like a really fast way to get an awful position as early as move 5.
I played an identical opening sequence during a local tournament 2 months back.
The hole in blacks line is a very strong way to start I feel.
I am not convinced it is sound, but have not studied or played it as Black yet (I'll try - I like all your ideas Clyde). I have had 3 players try it against me and they all have seemd to lost their way. Here is recent example.
In the position above black should have played 3...h6 guarding the g pawn. If White played 4.dxe5 then4...d6 transposes into the Blackburne Hartlaub Gambit.If 4.Nxe5 then Black plays 4...d6 chasing the N away. Ido not believe the move 5.Nxf7 is correct and shouldlose. I did not have too many losses with this line. If5.Nc4 then the N could be out of play if your intentionwith White is to attack the White Kingside castledposition. With Black I usually play the B fianchettoeon the Kingside and the N to e7 and prepare to pushthe pawn to d4.Best RegardsClyde Nakamura
In the Felipeperdomo game, to me it seems 4. Nxe5 would have been bad news for black, but who are we to say?
I don't play sound chess
by Mandy711 3 minutes ago
Black's first move/Defending Principles?
by LongIslandMark 4 minutes ago
Where did disable chat option go?
by Liquid_Pro_Quo 5 minutes ago
No more multiple games for Standard members?
by Phylar 7 minutes ago
6/18/2013 - Tal-Starodub, Petrozavodsk 1984
by KingHunter2000 8 minutes ago
Open declaration about Account sharing.
by Slo-Panda 8 minutes ago
Losing to this gives me an anuerism.
by Ragnarokkr 28 minutes ago
Should Players Below 1500 Play Hypermodern Openings?
by Ragnarokkr 40 minutes ago
Chess experiment: How much does three pints of beer impact your chess ability?
by Haiku575 53 minutes ago
Strategy in Chess Games
by Remellion 61 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2013 Chess.com