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I came across this fun game in the "American Chess Journal," Nov. 1876:
The Hoboken GambitThe following amusing seven-mover recently occurred in actual play at the room of the New York Chess Club.
Great little mini. So, I guess Dr.J gave up chess and took up basketball instead; good move.
Reminds me of this:
So basically, it's the same thing only the d pawn is blocked. I think 3...f5 has been refuted only I'm not sure.
The Briefest Postal Game or How Seymour Saw Less
Also from the "American Chess Journal," Nov. 1876:
The following was played by correspondence between Rev. L. W. Mudge, Yonkers, N. Y., and R. H. Seymour, of New York City. It is the briefest we have seen by postal-card:
The American Chess Journal of November, 1876 was a good issue for humiliating losses; black should have saved his postage monies and got some lessons.
BTW, would post #3 be referred to as a Reverse Hoboken Gambit?
Maybe. Greco was the first I know to play against it.
You mean, Greco was from Hoboken? Whodathunkit?
in all seriousness its actually a funny line to use and seems to have a few interesting points. here are a few players that were 2300 that played Bd6 .
as a note f4 is just a mistake by white. so the gambit is more of a trap
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