Franco-Hiva Win

Mezmer

I entered a tournament to play the French Defense. Mostly because I wanted to play the Reti Gambit as white. Naturally, I started off all of my games as black, lol. One of them, I decided to try out the Franco-Hiva Gambit. I felt this would be a good exercise as I'm familiar with early f-pawn pushes. Anyway, I was quite happy with how quick the development can be! If anyone knows of any resources, I'd be interested in learning more.

chessmaster102

mezmer your awesome along with this game.Smile

chessman_calum

Great game! I'm gonna play some live chess - franco-hiva (and mezmer) style!

chessman_calum

here's my best game so far!

Enjoy :-)
chessmaster102

Note to self when playing against this gambit overprotet your h-pawn lol.

chessman_calum

yeah! pushing it one early seems to work well too :)

Tokichiro

NIce game

DarthMusashi

That was a nicely played game with the Franco Hiva Gambit. I am the Evilone,
and I invented the Franco-Hiva Gambit. See my article on the Franco-Hiva Gambit
at chessville with my column called "The Search for Dragons and Mythical Chess
Openings. Also check the Yahoo Chess Unorthodox Chess Newsgroups message and
file section where I posted games on the Franco-Hiva Gambit.

Best Regards
DarthMusashi

chessman_calum
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DarthMusashi

See my article on chessville at my column called "The Search for Dragons
and Mythical Chess Openings". I wrote an article called Franco-Hiva Gambit
Sword of Vengeance. It covers both the accepted and declined lines. I also
invented numerous other gambits such as the Kahiko-Hula Gambit, the Omega
Gambit, Medusa Gambit, Keoni-Hiva Gambit and etc.

Then where do you think the name Franco-Hiva Gambit came from ?

Best Regards
DarthMusashia

Mezmer

Hi Clyde - I'm honoured that you responded on my thread. I have browsed through some of the articles on your column - it's good to see excitement put into the game! I'll be looking through them more in depth as I try to add in more gambit play into my repertoire.

DarthMusashi

Thanks, I will try to introduce more gambits to this group. I actually would have'given up chess a long time ago if I had to play only Standard Openings. Standard Openings have become more difficult to play because some lines go more than 20 moves deep. And you would have to keep up with current theory.

I had actually won the Hawaii State Championships in 1986 and 1987 and the 2 openings that helped me win the title were the Gibbins Weidenhagen Gambit 1.d4 Nf6 2.g4 and the Latvian Gambit 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 f5.

I used to dump my old openings every 6 months and install new ones to keep my
competitors from preparing for me.  I had played a number of other openings such
as the Grob Attack 1.g4, Orangutan 1.b4 and other unorthodox chess openings and having a wide opening repertoire helps you to understand the game better
and also to know what is good and bad in the opening. And played other openings such as the Mokele Mbembe 1.e4 Nf6 2.e5 Ne4, Katalimov Sicilian 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 b6 ( had great success with this oneals o to know what is good and what is bad. A lot of players only memorize the opening which is really bad. If a different situation
occurs in the opening they do not know how to proceed because they do not understand the position on the board.

Best Regards
DarthMusashi

HawaiianGambit

Aloha Clyde (Evilone),

I have Schiller's book, "Unorthodox Openings?"  He has a short little bio on you and had some of your openings.  By the way a great reference book for those looking for new gambit lines.

Do you remember GM Joel Benjamin calling you and the FM Heinola from Finland the lunatic fringe?  It was in a magazine article he wrote right after playing in the Hawaii Chess Festival, where he played the Grob Attack against Super GM Judit Polgar. 

DarthMusashi

I also have Schiller's book, "Unorthodox Openings".  He said he made me the star
of the book. He also wrote Gambit Chess Openings which I also have and Gambit
Repertoire for White and another one for Black.

Yes I do recall that he called me and Heinola the lunatic fringe? Not sure where I saw that. However I did not know he played the Grob against Judit Polgar.

Best Regards
Darth Musashi

HawaiianGambit

I thought a couple of the GMs were going to have a stroke when he played it on board one at the US Open in Kona.  They called it the Grob's Attack. At the time I had no idea what it was. He pushed the A and H pawns.

I found it online:  http://www.redhotpawn.com/chess/grandmaster-games/viewmastergame.php?pgnid=25578&subject=Judit_Polgar_vs_Joel_Benjamin

DarthMusashi

That was not a Grobs Attack. The Grobs attack starts with 1.g4 as the first
move. This opening started with the Ruy Lopez and went into the
Berlin Defense. The only thing odd about this game was the a pawn and h pawn pushes.

Best Regards
DarthMusashi

Mezmer

Well, here's another game. This time white declined the gambit and played aggressively trying to tear apart my kingside defenses.

chessmaster102

Very nice analysis and game