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Danish Gambit


  • 19 months ago · Quote · #21

    melvinbluestone

    jempty_method wrote:
    melvinbluestone wrote:

    Now I know why I stopped playing 3.c3.  At least with 3.Nf3, white gets a concrete lead in development, instead of hoping black grabs the pawn so you can bring out your knight. I think you're right; after 9...Be6, white is just down a pawn and scrambling for tactical shots that usually pan out to nothing. I guess if you're gonna' play this line, after 3...Qe7, white should try either 4.cxd4 or Qe2.

    Well after 3. Nf3 Nc6 hasn't a Scotch game been reached?  Something a 1. e4 e5 player should be even better prepared for than the Danish, because is more likely that he will face it (unless after 1. e4 e5  2. Nf3 he is normally a 2...d6 or 2...Nf6 player)

    Yes, this does often transpose to a Scotch Game, or sometimes even a Philidor type set-up after 3...d6. But sometimes black tries to hold on to the pawn with 3...c5, which looks questionable and is probably considered quite inferior by today's standards. But it was a popular line in the 19th century, and after 4.Bc4 d6 5.Ng5 Nh6 6.Qf3 Qf6 or Qe7, I think black hangs on. Alekhine recommeded 3...Bc5 and if 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.e5 Qe7, according to Wikipedia.

  • 19 months ago · Quote · #22

    Pete_1982

    @royalbishop

    If you like the Danish but worried about the Sicilian how about: 1. e4 c5 2. d4 cxd4 3. c3 dxc3 4. Nxc3 (Smith-Morra)?

    Gets a similar open and tactical game with plenty of traps (though also not entirely sound, but if you want to play the Danish I guess that's not an issue)

  • 19 months ago · Quote · #23

    royalbishop

    Pete_1982 wrote:

    @royalbishop

     

    If you like the Danish but worried about the Sicilian how about: 1. e4 c5 2. d4 cxd4 3. c3 dxc3 4. Nxc3 (Smith-Morra)?

     

    Gets a similar open and tactical game with plenty of traps (though also not entirely sound, but if you want to play the Danish I guess that's not an issue)

    Never worried about the Sicilian. It is just boring as it keeps coming up here with stronger players in every area of playing chess here. Think when i get a chance i will look up some GM games and see if they but a twist on it playing against the Sicilian. I already have e4 openings that i can use against the Sicilian.

    But always looking for something fresh to try out on an unsuspecting opponent. I like to pull out rare variations just when my opponent thinks they know all the openings i play and how to defend against them.

    A friend told me about he much he loved the Smith-Morra. Just have not had time to get around to it. He never nmentioned traps. Are these traps easy to find?

  • 19 months ago · Quote · #24

    melvinbluestone

    How did the Smith-Morra get in here? Isn't this about the Danish? Or at least 1.e4 e5, not 1.e4 c5 ? That's like another universe......

    Anyway, the idea of getting some initiative by immediately challenging 1.e4 e5 with 2.d4 is the subject here. After 2...exd4, white can try the Danish, 3.c3, or the related, and much maligned and ridiculed idea, 3.Nf3. If black opts to forego a Scotch-type continuation with 3...Nc6, he can try holding the pawn with 3...c5, which leads to some interesting stuff.

  • 19 months ago · Quote · #25

    ZAPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP

    Most of those moves you played are very inaccurate.


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