Halloween gambit

CaptainCheckmate

I've played halloween gambit all the time, and had it played against me.  The main line is d4 of course.  It isn't difficult to defend for anyone rated higher than 1400 or so.  Overall it's a terrible opening but it's fun in bullet games because it burns though 30-60 seconds of the opponent's time if they've never seen it before.

B1ZMARK
RorschachTest1 hat geschrieben:

for the player missing their horsie :/

I meant the alekhine, not the Halloween gambit haha

B1ZMARK
CaptainCheckmate hat geschrieben:

I've played halloween gambit all the time, and had it played against me.  The main line is d4 of course.  It isn't difficult to defend for anyone rated higher than 1400 or so.  Overall it's a terrible opening but it's fun in bullet games because it burns though 30-60 seconds of the opponent's time if they've never seen it before.

lol, despite it's unsoundness I've had 2300s play it against me in blitz - I usually think too much and get low on time but I somehow flagged one guy, and lost to the other.

KainaCB

Pesadooooo

RorschachTest1

oh lol... i don't like playing the alekhine as black i gave it a few tries, also it just turns the board into a big ugly asymmetrical mess sad.png.

RorschachTest1

but i see that that doesn't make much sense since i was making fun of whites point of view

Gtyme08

Yes, I agree it is bad but I am rated 800 and at my level, many players are confused when I sacrifice. They don't know what to do and it is an easy way to take the board.

Gtyme08

Keep in mind I am a low leveled player (800) and this opening is unexpected by the opponent

GoatPatronus
The Tennasson has one massive problem @Gtyme08, bishop b4 check. Their king will be in the middle but you’ll be down 2 pieces.
JackRoach

I've never faced the Halloween Gambit and never will.

Because I play the French and d4.

JackRoach
Gtyme08 wrote:

Yes, I agree it is bad but I am rated 800 and at my level, many players are confused when I sacrifice. They don't know what to do and it is an easy way to take the board.

It is bad, but you get a huge psychological advantage.

BudewChess

Halloween Gambit is probably only good for people U1200. After that, most people know not to allow your pawns to advance with tempo. They can also play stuff like Bb4 and trade on c3 to relieve tension and all of the sudden, you're down a piece with almost no compensation.

BudewChess

 

sansuk

 

 

White can retain the pressure with 9.Bg5 Now 9. .. h6 is not possible because of 10.Qf3

 
llama47

It's too annoying in blitz, so I play this.

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After move 9 black is permanently better thanks to the structure, so it's a really comfortable way of dealing with the gambit.