Dragons Claw Counter Gambit 1.e4 e5 2.f4 g5

DarthMusashi

Listed below is a recent Dragons Claw Counter Gambit game that I played on playchess.com. The openings moves are 1.e4 e5 2.f4 g5. See game below.

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DarthMusashi

DarthMusashi

Results from the recent Dragons Claw Chess Engine Tournament

Dragons Claw 1  2011

                                                 1   2   3   4   5   6 
1   Gull 1.1 x64                           ** 10 11 1½ 11 11   8.5/10
2   Deep Junior 2010 win64 UCI   01 ** 01 01 ½1 11   6.5/10
3   cheng3                                  00 10 ** 11 01 1½   5.5/10
4   Gandalf 6.0                           0½ 10 00 ** 01 11   4.5/10
5   Aristarch 4.50                        00 ½0 10 10 ** ½1   4.0/10
6   FireFly v2.5.12 (x64)              00 00 0½ 00 ½0 **   1.0/10

Estimated Ratings

1   Gull 1.1 x64                   3037      1327k nodes/sec   depth 12
2   Deep Junior 2010           3017      3489k nodes/sec   depth 14
3   Cheng3                          2600      321k nodes/sec    depth 14/34 
4   Gandalf 6.0                   2727      627k nodes/sec    depth 9/33
5   Aristarch 4.50                2698      627k nodes/sec    depth 9/22
6   FireFly v2.5.12 (x64)      2286      472k nodes/sed    depth 7/24

Engine tournament ran on a Toshiba Laptop dual core system
with 4 megs of ram, 360 meg hard drive, Windows 7 Home Premium
Operating System.

All chess engines started with the moves 1.e4 e5 2, f4 g5.
Time Control: 5 minutes with 2 sec increments
Hash Table Size = 512 megabytes

30 Games played
White won 19 games  winning percentage = 21/30 = 70%
Black won 7 games    winning percentage = 9/30 = 30%
Draws 4 games

DarthMusashi
DarthMusashi
DarthMusashi
DarthMusashi

Those were the first 3 games from this engine tournament. In game 3 both Firefly
and Gandalf were chasing each others king. Firefly was up for a time but lost in the
endgame.

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DarthMusashi

DarthMusashi

My highest rating was 2205 after I had won the Hawaii State Chess Championship
in 1986 & 1987. My current US Chess Federation rating is 2087 and my FIDE rating
is 2100. But I believe I am playing at 2200+ level now.

I am a columnist at Chessville in my column called "The Search for Dragons
and Mythical Chess Openings" where I explore strange new openings and
gambits.

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DarthMusashi

DarthMusashi

That is not true. I had won the Hawaii State Class Championship and the opening
I used was the Ulysses Gambit 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nf3 to win the Master/Expert
Section. In that same tournament I drew against Leslie Au (2250) with my Gibbins-Weidenhagen Gambit 1.d4 Nf6 2.g4. I took down fellow expert Patrick Perry who
became a national master the following 2 years and Hawaii State Champion.

You can believe what you want to believe but I know what is true.

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DarthMusashi

DarthMusashi

I checked your profile and you are the weak player. You should play gambits
to improve your tactics. Whether it is sound or unsound it should not matter.
When you play gambits you have to play more precisely otherwise you get
chrushed. I do not believe you looked at my column at chessville called
The Search for Dragons & Mythical Chess Openings. There you can see the
games and judge for yourself whether I am telling the truth.

My blitz rating at the Chessville Chess Planet site is 1850 but should go higher next time. A lot of times when I play blitz I am experimenting on new chess gambits.
And I sometimes test my gambits againts my practice partner, the chess engine
Firefly 2330. However Firefly usually beats me. You should play to improve your
game rather than play to win in your practice games. In tournaments you play to win.

Best Regards
DarthMusashi

DarthMusashi

You are talking about postal chess. I do not play postal chess because it takes too long. And I cannot stand thinking about a few game for 4 months. I normally play game 5 minutes. The most I will play is game 15 minutes.

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DarthMusashi

arthurqq

Ballcrusher1, you are talking a lot of nonsense. Darth is obviously a  super outstanding player and I can't stand by and watch you being so disrespectful. As for his ability just review his recent games. Look at his proven record. End of story. Want to learn more about chess and improve you game ?  Just listen to him !!

chessmaster102

could you post the engines ratings.

DarthMusashi

The ratings for the engines are listed below:

Dragons Claw 1  2011

                                                 1   2   3   4   5   6 
1   Gull 1.1 x64                           ** 10 11 1½ 11 11   8.5/10
2   Deep Junior 2010 win64 UCI   01 ** 01 01 ½1 11   6.5/10
3   cheng3                                  00 10 ** 11 01 1½   5.5/10
4   Gandalf 6.0                           0½ 10 00 ** 01 11   4.5/10
5   Aristarch 4.50                        00 ½0 10 10 ** ½1   4.0/10
6   FireFly v2.5.12 (x64)              00 00 0½ 00 ½0 **   1.0/10

Estimated Ratings

1   Gull 1.1 x64                   3037      1327k nodes/sec   depth 12
2   Deep Junior 2010           3017      3489k nodes/sec   depth 14
3   Cheng3                          2600      321k nodes/sec    depth 14/34 
4   Gandalf 6.0                   2727      627k nodes/sec    depth 9/33
5   Aristarch 4.50                2698      627k nodes/sec    depth 9/22
6   FireFly v2.5.12 (x64)      2286      472k nodes/sed    depth 7/24

Best Regards
DarthMusashi

Kaerleif

interesting opening i think DarthSmile ill try in blitz or in 5 min.

thx

Regards Kærleif

billwall

Not so sure it is sound.  Black can easily get in trouble and fall for a trap.

DarthMusashi

3...f6 is a very bad move by Black.  Black should play either 3...Bg7
or 3...d6 heading for a Blackburne Hartlaub type of position.

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DarthMusashi