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Dominating the Damiano

Oct 19, 2010, 2:11 PM 1

In my most recent live chess match I achieved one of my favorite victories, as I played a tactic I learned from a chess.com front page article about a month ago.  I have noticed in my games a lot of weak players play the Damiano Defence (1.e4 e5 2. Nf3 f6 with black.  The key tactic that I learned was a knight sac 3.Nxe5! if the player accepts the sacrifice, the rest is a mop up job.  My oppenent made some mistakes in this game and I missed a mate in one oppurtunity, but it is a good tactic for beginning players.

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