15396 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!
Comparative study on counter moves.
Can you show us how the mackenzie gambit starts with a chess diagram?
Morphy Defense the Mackenzie Variation was demonstrated in 1973 in a game of Garry Kasparov vs. Shorat Muratkuliev, 1. e4 , e5 2. Nf3 , Nc6 3. Bb5 , a6
4. Ba4 , Nf6 5. d4 , exd4 5. d4 , exd4 6. e5 , Ne4 7. 0-0 , Be7
Mackenzie Variation for black leaves lots of possibilities for control of the center.
Lots of experienced players gain from a good gambit, giving a pawn , or more, to gain position, nothing like a good sacrifice as long as it achieves its goal.
Interesting views, todays gm s do not have the style of the old gm s . The games tempo and attack strategy are different.
The importance of getting a good opening can not be denied.
The Ruy Lopez opening is seen at top levels of play.
Its good to see e4 openings still popular in play at top tournaments.
Difficult to improve old ideas.
Although it is named after Mackenzie, 5.d4 was played by Morphy, Anderssen, Bird, and others before George Mackenzie started playing it. Here is one of Mackenzie's games.
I have also played 5.d4 many times, with excellent results, but no more.
If Black knows what he is doing (8...0-0), white must work hard to equalize.
So pfren , no more of d4 on 5th move, I am cautious on gambits very often.
Yes Bill you must be another fan of MacKenzie, his style and sharp play.
The move d4 I dont believe is the Variation it is the advance of the e pawn that sacrifice of the d4.
So many openings played for years still being used in tournaments today.
do you like my 1e4 repertoire?
by dpnorman a few minutes ago
the ULTIMATE pawn center?
by chessarx a few minutes ago
How Many Chess Sets Do You Own?
by kiwi a few minutes ago
Analyze This Game
by HueyWilliams a few minutes ago
Live friend challenge
by kiwi 2 minutes ago
USCF Online Rated Tournaments
by Jay_Roy_Hall 3 minutes ago
by 10th_Division 8 minutes ago
3/1/2015 - Compelled To Lose
by Falcon4242 9 minutes ago
by aggressivesociopath 11 minutes ago
2/25/2015 - Heinz Helms vs Oscar Tenner, New York, 1942
by TomHaegin 14 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2015 Chess.com
• Chess - English
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!