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The Danish!

Winners:

#1 KillerOnBoard (2080)

#2 Michodov (1963)

#3 Kaiserc924 (1908)

TD: ddp17 Started on July 13, 2011 at 4:09 AM
Players: 96   Time Control: 3 days/move
Max Group Size: 8   Rating Range: Open
# Advance: 2   Tie Breaks: Yes
Points Available: 598   Games Rated: Yes

TOURNAMENT FINISHED!
Tournament Stats
Starting Players: 96 Completed Games: 860 (tournament is 100% complete)
Eliminated Round 1: 72 (75% of field) Games in Round 1: 672
Eliminated Round 2: 19 (19% of field) Games in Round 2: 168
Eliminated Round 3: 5 (5% of field) Games in Round 3: 20
Players Withdrawn: 0 (0%) # Timeouts: 195 (22%)
Remaining Players: 0 (0%) Remaining Games: 0 (current round)
Average Rating: 1515 Biggest Upset: 1467 defeats 2208

If you’ve ever wondered what the phrase “good attacking chances” is supposed to mean, check out White’s position here! 

This is the Danish Gambit: Accepted. The position arises after the moves 1. e4 e5 2. d4 exd4 3. c3 dxc3 4. Bc4 cxb2 5. Bxb2 … . If you think Black has been a bit cavalier about opening principles so far, you’d be right. This position is rarely seen anymore at the highest level (a better approach is 3. … d5), and for obvious reasons -- look at those White Bishops! Black has managed to munch two pawns, but in compensation White has a big development lead and -- you guessed it -- good attacking chances. 

How good, exactly? That is what we’re going to find out! Make liberal use of the Game Explorer, check out IM David Pruess’ video lecture series “Development: Attack and Defense” parts I-V, and let’s get to it!


Comments


  • 3 years ago

    Numbersix

    Thanks Sanju. Having a tough time in my final game after tremendous blunder earlier when I lost my queen! All good fun though

  • 3 years ago

    rhanel

    It's a narrow field in our group.
  • 3 years ago

    sanju_pr

    @Number six, you really played well with the danish... cheers..


  • 3 years ago

    Numbersix

    great tourney ..my favourite opening

  • 3 years ago

    ddp17

    Congrats Mandy123123 on the MONSTER upset -- well played!

  • 3 years ago

    ddp17

    Well it looks like everybody likes the idea of more players moving on and more rounds; I’ll know better next time.

  • 3 years ago

    TenhoLakki

    It's a good idea ddp17.

  • 3 years ago

    rhanel

    I would agree to round 4 too
  • 3 years ago

    ddp17

    Sorry bobbio; I didn’t realize people were registering so fast. Thought I had more time to reconsider!

  • 3 years ago

    bobbio

    I'm up for 4 rounds

  • 3 years ago

    jameswang10

    Hi everyone
  • 3 years ago

    ddp17

    OK everybody, I have a decision to make. In the current format, this will be a very tidy three-round event with a six-player final round. I can increase the number of players who move on per round (giving between eight and sixteen players a lot more practice in this position), but that will make the tourney four rounds instead, and may lead to some weird group sizes and possibly some strange match-ups. 


    I’m not exactly taking votes, but I’d like to hear some opinions. What do you guys think?

  • 3 years ago

    ddp17

    Hi John :-) 

    glad you could join

  • 3 years ago

    baldymanjay

    cheers  derek

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