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This gambit was made by one of the world's strongest humans -- if only when it came to results against computers. Eduard Nemeth was his name, and with this opening he managed to defeat five of the best commercial chess engines in a single day. Behold his secret weapon:
If you want to try your hand at humiliating a few chess engines, now you know how. Good luck, fellow humans, and may the Force be with you.
I also would like to propose that this gambit hereby be known as the Nemeth Gambit, in memory of the person who invented it. As Black, he played 1. d4 h5 against chess engines with about the same results, though don't hold it against him. :)
I dont like to bring my queen out early.
Sorry to say that this is sheer nonsense.
White is completely lost in the end of the diagram position. Even a patzer (leaving aside strong engines) can win with Black here.
Yeah i agree ,looks very weak
It is a weak position. However, that is not the point; the inspiration behind this gambit is mostly due to a chess engine's inability to look ahead far enough to spot the threats against Black's King. I would certainly not recommend it against human opponents.
And, in retrospection, perhaps modern engines will obtain better results than their ancestors. It would still be amusing to see which engines fall for it... :)
Yeah, 7...Ke6 should hold for Black, right? BTW, Stockfish wouldn't let me play this. He chose 2...g6.
Try setting up the position then. If you use the Arena GUI on Windows, press Control-B. I can't offer advice for any others, though.
g6 loses the knight to Qd5 doesn't it?
Yes. Usually the chess engine prefers ... Ke6 or ... Kf6. After .... Kf6, though, 8. Qh4+ g5 usually unbalances the game enough that White wins.
If you're referring to chessisgood's post, he means : 1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 g6.
Um...That was more than 10 years ago. Chess engines are a little better now.
Ah yes sorry, didn't see the number 2!
Playing a Nimzowitsch/Botvinnik center (White pawns on e4 and c4) is pretty effective against engines. They have a bias to reinforce the center, and don't realize it is blocked and all the play is on the wings.
But that's a computer playing against a computer. The whole purpose of an anti-computer opening is that the computer doesn't get what's going on, yes? Hahaha
I'm not pretending I know anything. Honest. I'm just suggesting an opening that might or might not bring down the pedestal most of us (myself included) elevate chess programs with. It may be that the top engines are immune to it, but I suspect that at least a few of the others will encounter trouble. Yes, I completely agree that it is unsound.
excuse me! when Eduard Nemeth did this?
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