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Damiano defense-3...h5


  • 2 years ago · Quote · #1

    rssnspy6

    The following Damiano defense is played:

    Black plays 3...h5 and all the known lines are shot. Is there a better continuation than:

    Basically, what would YOU do after 3...h5?

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #3

    rssnspy6


    I would resign.


    If you are going to be snide and unconstructive, don't bother answering. I've never seen anyone play 3...h5 and I'm asking what the best response is.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #4

    Nestman

    You're line is good enough, the Damiano is basically unseen and undoubtly inferior. In your final position, white has a decisive material and positional advantage. In fact, many white players would readily give up one or two pawns just to cause such a mess in black's camp.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #5

    Britneyfan

    white has excellent compensation for blacks pawn

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #10

    rssnspy6

    Thank you, all, for the discussion. I agree with Nestman, despite what Sam Sloan says, the Damiano Defense shouldn't be played (especially in correspondence chess).

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #11

    beardogjones

    The delayed  (as is often played) damiano e4 f6 often transposes into a Bongcloud defense.


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