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The Halasz Gambit 1.e4 e5 2.d4 exd4 3.f4


  • 16 months ago · Quote · #21

    DarthMusashi

    GreenCastleBlock 

    @DarthMusashi - After this game I never tried the gambit again because I knew that I should have lost, and I am not sure how to improve.  If 10.Qe1 is incorrect, what does White play instead?


    The move 10.Qe1 is correct, however you should try to push your pawn to the

    f6 square or do a N sac on the f6 square to weaken the Black kingside position.

    There is also the strategy of opening the h file. See the 2 sample games
    below. The 2 games are with different openings however the position is 

    the very similar.

    [Event "Blitz 15m"]
    [Site "?"]
    [Date "2013.02.19"]
    [Round "?"]

    [White "Gandalf 6.0"]
    [Black "Nakamura, Clyde"]
    [Result "0-1"]
    [ECO "C23"]
    [WhiteElo "2719"]
    [BlackElo "2100"]
    [Annotator "Khan Gambit ***"]
    [PlyCount "68"]

    {577MB, ClydeNakamura} 1. e4 e5 2. Bc4 d5 {the Khan Gambit} 3. exd5 Bd6 4. d3
    f5 5. Nf3 Nf6 6. O-O O-O 7. Ng5 h6 8. Ne6 Bxe6 9. dxe6 Qe7 {the other option
    was to move the K away from a possible check} 10. Nc3 Nc6 11. Re1 Kh7 {moving
    the K to a safer location away from the White B on the diagonal} 12. Nd5 Nxd5 {
    forced} 13. Bxd5 Nd4 14. Bxb7 Rab8 15. Bd5 Nxe6 16. c3 Rbe8 {providing extra
    protection to the e pawn and the N} 17. Qh5 Qf6 {further guarding the h6 pawn}
    18. Be3 a5 19. a3 g5 {the plan is to attack the White King side by advancing
    the King side pawns} 20. h3 Ng7 {to move the Q away from the h5 square} 21.
    Nh2 
    h5 22. Qa4 {White intends to capture the white a pawn} g4 23. hxg4 hxg4 24. Bc6 Re7 25. Qxa5 Kg6 26. Qd5 Rh8 {Black intend to double Rooks on the h file} 27. g3 Ne6 {clearing the way for the doubling of Rooks on the h file} 28. Kf1 f4 29. Ba7 f3 {threatening mate on h1} 30. Qe4+ Qf5 {the exchange of Queens was forced otherwise the pawns at f3 and g4 falls} 31. Qxf5+ Kxf5 32. Be4+ Kf6 33. Kg1 Ng5 {I needed to remove the White B from e4 to double Rooks on the h file.} 34. Bxf3 gxf3 0-1


    [Event "ICC Game 15 min"]
    [Site "Internet Chess Club"]
    [Date "2013.04.24"]
    [Round "?"]
    [White "IM_Ling-Fong"]
    [Black "Darth Musashi"]
    [Result "0-1"]
    [ECO "C40"]
    [WhiteElo "2400"]
    [BlackElo "2107"]
    [Annotator "Elephant 'Gambit"]
    [PlyCount "78"]

    [EventDate "2013.??.??"]

    [TimeControl "900"]

    1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d5 3. exd5 Bd6 4. Bb5+ Bd7 5. Qe2 Qe7 6. Nc3 f5 7. d3 Nf6 8.
    O-O O-O 9. Bg5 a6 10. Bxd7 Nbxd7 11. Rfe1 Rae8 12. Nh4 g6 13. Qf3 Qg7 14. h3 h6 15. Bd2 Rf7 16. Qg3 Kh7 17. Qf3 Ref8 18. Be3 Ng8 19. Qe2 g5 20. Nf3 Qg6 21. Nh2 h5 22. Nf3 f4 23. Bd2 g4 24. hxg4 hxg4 25. Nh2 Ngf6 26. Kh1 Kg8 27. Rf1 Rh7 28. Bxf4 exf4 29. Qe6+ Rff7 30. Kg1 Qh5 31. Rfe1 Qxh2+ 32. Kf1 f3 33. gxf3 gxf3 34. Qg4+ Nxg4 35. Re8+ Nf8 36. Rxf8+ Kxf8 37. Ke1 Qxf2+ 38. Kd1 Ne3+ 39. Kc1 Qxc2# {Black mates} 0-1

     

    Best Regards
    DarthMusashi 

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #22

    DarthMusashi

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #23

    DarthMusashi

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #24

    Patzermeister

    DarthMusashi wrote:

    The book you read was by Eric Schiller and he called the moves 1.e4 c5
    2.d4 cxd4 3.Bd3 the Halasz Gambit.

    Best Regards
    DarthMusashi 

     

    Not to nit pick, but Eric Schiller called the moves 1.e4 c5 2.d4 cxd4 3.f4 the Halasz Gambit and gives no mention to 3.Bd3.

    I am interested your 3.Bd3 variation though, and following the dicussion closely.

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #25

    melvinbluestone

    I like this opening for white, even though I lose plenty of games with it. The occasional win can be a lot of fun. I'm curious why the move 4...Bb4+ isn't seen more often, and when it is, why the rather cramping reply is usually 5.Nbd2. Here I tried the more obvious 5.Bd2:

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #26

    GreenCastleBlock

    melvinbluestone wrote:

    I like this opening for white, even though I lose plenty of games with it. The ocasional win can be a lot of fun. I'm curious why the move 4...Bb4+ isn't seen more often, and when it is, why the rather cramping reply is usually 5.Nbd2. Here I tried the more obvious 5.Bd2:

    Who was your opponent? I see tons of inferior Black moves.

    5.Nbd2 is healthier than 5.Bd2.  On 5.Bd2 Bc5, what does White do with the QN?

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #27

    royalbishop

    I see IM_Ling-Fong (2400) tried it. My first time hearing about it.

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #28

    melvinbluestone

    GreenCastleBlock wrote:
    melvinbluestone wrote:

    I like this opening for white, even though I lose plenty of games with it. The ocasional win can be a lot of fun. I'm curious why the move 4...Bb4+ isn't seen more often, and when it is, why the rather cramping reply is usually 5.Nbd2. Here I tried the more obvious 5.Bd2:

    Who was your opponent? I see tons of inferior Black moves.

    5.Nbd2 is healthier than 5.Bd2.  On 5.Bd2 Bc5, what does White do with the QN?

    Well, my opponent certainly wasn't Ling-Fong!Wink  I agree, though, 5.Nbd2 is probably better. Interesting is the line 5.Nbd2 Nf6 6.Bd3 d5 7.e5 Ne4.

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #29

    melvinbluestone

    It's not all beer and skittles for the Halasz Gambit, though..........

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #30

    melvinbluestone

    From an amateur tournament at the Geological Society of London, 1912:


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