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Dutch - Staunton Gambit Game


  • 2 years ago · Quote · #1

    JamieKowalski

    This was my first try with this gambit, having just taken a look at some of the theory shortly before this game, and I think I did pretty well. This is from the 20th chess.com tournament, <2000 section (3 days/move).

    I appreciate any comments and suggestions.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #2

    neo-metacrash

    Staunton Gambit is like reversed From's Gambit. It's interesting!

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #3

    GreenLeaf14

    JamieKowalski wrote:

    This was my first try with this gambit, having just taken a look at some of the theory shortly before this game, and I think I did pretty well. This is from the 20th chess.com tournament,

    I appreciate any comments and suggestions.

    Nice game!espesially the endgame part by your side

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #4

    JamieKowalski

    Thanks for the replies, I appreciate it.

    I think Staunton Gambit isn't nearly as wild as From. It seems fairly easy to find good moves, and whether you go for retaining the pawn, or play in "true gambit style," it doesn't take cranium-busting calculation.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #5

    EvanTheTerrible

    That was a very good game. I like the way in which you explained your move order choice. It's good to know that some people have a reason for making their moves, rather than just moving to move.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #6

    Ayoubi-W

    very interesting game :)

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #7

    deepak64

    Such games are rare. Good play by both sides.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #9

    JamieKowalski

    Thanks for the analysis, pfren.

    I was expecting the e5 break after castling, but I didn't even consider the possibility directly after 11. Qc2. That's an interesting line I'll have to look at more.

    Instead of castling long, Critter suggests Qe2, Bb5, or Qb3 about equally, but not by a huge margin over 0-0-0 (about a third of a pawn). I see the point now, but I was anticipating action on the king side, and thought it made sense if I wanted to open up against his king. 12... e5 was certainly needed.

    As for 20...Qxf5, that was what I was expecting. I would have been happy to be the pawn up, even in with the tough endgame coming. Taking with the rook made things much easier for me.


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