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The Damiano Effect: How to Repeatedly Crush the Damiano Defense
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The Damiano Effect: How to Repeatedly Crush the Damiano Defense

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Hi everyone, I will today show you why the Damiano Defense is an opening you should NEVER use.

A little history:

The Damiano is an old opening (the latest records of it are from the 16th century), it was named after Pedro Damiano. Even the creator of the opening thought it was quite weak, it has almost never been played in official tournaments.

Without further ado, let me show you the weakness of this opening:

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