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King's Gambit a good opening?


  • 3 months ago · Quote · #1321

    ponz111

    wasted_youth wrote:
    ponz111 wrote:

    If you wish to attempt to win with Black against the Kings Gambit my suggestion is to play this line:  1. e4  e5  2. f4  exf4  3. Nf3  g4! So far in my "test" I have won 5 out of 5 with 3. Nf3  g4! .

    I thought you were playing White in all your test games, Ponz?

    First I would like to apologize I have often been writing g4! instead of g5!

    Goes back to my descriptive notation days I guess.  I will correct.

    In all the test games I  am playing Black against the Kings Gambit.

    So far 5 wins and 1 draw out of 9 games. I have learned quite a bit about the Kings Gambit in the last month.

  • 3 months ago · Quote · #1322

    ponz111

    ChessboardVirtuoso wrote:
    ponz111 wrote:

    The Kings Gambit when played with no errors probably leads to a draw.

    This is true for all openings. If both player make no mistakes, then it should be a draw. But we all know that perfect play is impossible, even correspondence games with many days to think+engines+db aren't all draws.

    It is true for all openings if they are "sound" There are some openings and gambits which are not sound.

  • 3 months ago · Quote · #1323

    Hadron

    Depnds how you define 'sound', I guess?

  • 3 months ago · Quote · #1324

    ponz111

    I would define "sound" as any opening [or gambit] where the other side cannot win with perfect play. 

  • 3 months ago · Quote · #1325

    Hadron

    Depends how define "perfect play", I guess?....Your position is utterly subjective.

  • 3 months ago · Quote · #1326

    EvgeniyZh

    Well perfect play is making each time a move which gives you a fastest win in the won position and slowest draw/lose in the lost one

  • 3 months ago · Quote · #1327

    ponz111

    HolyKing wrote:

    I too like playing against 3....g5. I ve won all games against it.

    good for you. And how many games and against what competition?

  • 3 months ago · Quote · #1328

    BMeck

    I believe "sound" as a simple meaning... it is an opening that does not give a serious advantage to your opponent

  • 3 months ago · Quote · #1329

    ponz111

    BMeck wrote:

    I believe "sound" as a simple meaning... it is an opening that does not give a serious advantage to your opponent

    Your definition of "sound" is reasonable. However, there are many definitions of a "sound" chess opening. Best when using the word "sound" to give the particular definition you are using. Otherwise you will be talking past each other.

  • 34 hours ago · Quote · #1330

    Jamalov

    the king's gambit lines should be studied so that one knows how to play against it but i don't think it should be played. 

    http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2415203

  • 15 hours ago · Quote · #1331

    BMeck

    Jamalov wrote:

    the king's gambit lines should be studied so that one knows how to play against it but i don't think it should be played. 

    http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2415203

    You cannot use engine play as a reason not to play an opening. That paper made the Caro look horrible when it is general consensus that it is a solid opening. Above all else, all openings are playable up until about 1900 in my opinion.

  • 14 hours ago · Quote · #1333

    kaynight

    Within reason, the first few moves do not gain advantage regardless.


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