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  • 23 months ago · Quote · #21

    melvinbluestone

    @ponz111: Nice game (post #17). I've already disowned my earlier rash statements about this line. Actually, I like the Danish Gambit (& Goring) even if it has lost favor in high level play. I just can't bring myself to give away that second pawn, choosing instead the even more suspicious 3.Nf3 or 3.Bc4. With those tries, I usually end up giving away the whole game! Laughing

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #22

    skakmadurinn

    pfren wrote:
    skakmadurinn wrote:
    Nakanov wrote:

    Danish Gambit is my favorite.

    My too.

    e4-e5
    d4-ex
    c3-dx
    Bc4-cx
    Bx and the white bishops dominate the board 

    This particular move order is bad for white (Nf3 and Nc6 should be inserted first). White is basically two pawns down for very little, if anything, after 5...Bb4+.

    See here:

    http://www.chess.com/article/view/danish-cracker

    I would maby not play this against grandmaster but this opening can be very good because few players study this for black. And it's even better in blitz. If black dosen't play so well his positon can fall down. Black is not two pawns down for nothing. White has open position the bishops are putting pressure on f7 and g7. I see that you have an IM norm and you are definitely better than me in chess but don't exclusion the Danish. Of course I know Nf3 - Nc6 is more common, I play the scotch, the Italian and somtmes the spanish. But it's alwais fun to surprise the opponent with the gambits like the Danish.

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #24

    rooperi

    TheGreenToad wrote:

    The knowledge of openings isplayed by the posts so far is impressive ,but on a slightly different topic: at what stage in your chess development does opening knowledge become truly important? I.E will I be able to get away with just the basics as a lower level player?

    There's a formula:

    The answer is the rating of the person you ask - 200 Foot in mouth

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #25

    skakmadurinn

    pfren wrote:
    skakmadurinn wrote:

    I would maby not play this against grandmaster but this opening can be very good because few players study this for black. And it's even better in blitz.

    It's good to play against your aunt, which does not know the moves, and little more than that. White is material down for no real compensation, and that is that.

    Ok pfren, that's your opinion, not mine.

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #26

    ponz111

    I would say 1800 but of course the question is hard to answer because of the term "truly important"

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #27

    ponz111

    I agree with Estragon

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #29

    skakmadurinn

    pfren wrote:
    skakmadurinn wrote:

    Ok pfren, that's your opinion, not mine.

    Well, of course, and this does make a difference: My opinion counts.

    Goodbye

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #30

    rooperi

    jempty_method wrote:
    rooperi wrote:

    The Vienna can be fun, 2 Nc3

    The strength of this move, paradoxically, is that it threatens nothing - Tartakover

    The line where probably the most piece play arises from this is if Black goes in for 2...Nf6  3. Bc4 (also via tranposition: 2. Bc4 Nf6  3. Nc3) and now the "fork trick" with 3...Nxe4 but 4. Qh5 leads to the so-called "Frankenstein-Dracula" variation:

    some fun miniatures:




  • 23 months ago · Quote · #31

    melvinbluestone

    skakmadurinn wrote:
    pfren wrote:
    skakmadurinn wrote:

    Ok pfren, that's your opinion, not mine.

    Well, of course, and this does make a difference: My opinion counts.

    Goodbye


    Hey, if ya' can't take the heat, get out of the kitchen, or the topic, or whatever. It's not the theoretical validity of phren's comments that is important, though I suppose that's useful to some people. It's the refreshing bluntness and brutal honesty that is so entertaining....... BTW, in the 1.e4 e5 2.d4 exd4 3.c3 etc. line, at what point should white 'insert' Nf3? If 3.Nf3, doesn't that just transpose into a Scotch?

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #32

    skakmadurinn

    melvinbluestone wrote:
    skakmadurinn wrote:
    pfren wrote:
    skakmadurinn wrote:

    Ok pfren, that's your opinion, not mine.

    Well, of course, and this does make a difference: My opinion counts.

    Goodbye


    Hey, if ya' can't take the heat, get out of the kitchen, or the topic, or whatever. It's not the theoretical validity of phren's comments that is important, though I suppose that's useful to some people. It's the refreshing bluntness and brutal honesty that is so entertaining....... BTW, in the 1.e4 e5 2.d4 exd4 3.c3 etc. line, at what point should white 'insert' Nf3? If 3.Nf3, doesn't that just transpose into a Scotch?

    Here is a video about the Danish. Danish gambit never transpose into the Scotch game. It's just a nother opening.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1uZKg5tP_c 

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #34

    melvinbluestone

    Typo, I think. Maybe 1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 etc. I don't like the white side of this mess, and I wouldn't even play it against my aunt.


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