Damiano defense-3...h5

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #1


    The following Damiano defense is played:

    Black plays 3...h5 and all the known lines are shot. Is there a better continuation than:

    Basically, what would YOU do after 3...h5?

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #3


    I would resign.

    If you are going to be snide and unconstructive, don't bother answering. I've never seen anyone play 3...h5 and I'm asking what the best response is.

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #4


    You're line is good enough, the Damiano is basically unseen and undoubtly inferior. In your final position, white has a decisive material and positional advantage. In fact, many white players would readily give up one or two pawns just to cause such a mess in black's camp.

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #5


    white has excellent compensation for blacks pawn

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #10


    Thank you, all, for the discussion. I agree with Nestman, despite what Sam Sloan says, the Damiano Defense shouldn't be played (especially in correspondence chess).

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #11


    The delayed  (as is often played) damiano e4 f6 often transposes into a Bongcloud defense.

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