The Colorado gambit

Qi1

I have found a new opening that is very suitable for aggresive players. It is called the Colorado gambit. It looks very bad, but it has many nice little traps. I will give you a few variatios.

Qi1
NightCrawler2003

GJ chess videos on youtube , Opening reprotire against e4

Qi1
ruben72d

it not only looks bad. it is bad. the refutation is not even that hard to find, even otb.if you want an opening that leaves you with a positional bad position in which you will be defending most of the time, please do.

Qi1
NightCrawler2003 wrote:

GJ chess videos on youtube , Opening reprotire against e4

I know this, but I'm just posting it here to see if anyone comes up with any new ideas, or those that do not know the series.

Qi1
ruben72d wrote:

it not only looks bad. it is bad. the refutation is not even that hard to find, even otb.if you want an opening that leaves you with a positional bad position in which you will be defending most of the time, please do.

What's the refutation?

Qi1

Sergei Kasparov, a 2484 rated player, lost to a 2284 player in this line! This shows how prone IMs and even GMs are prone to cheap traps. 

Zigwurst

It's not like 2300 players are weak...

melvinbluestone

   This gambit is playable for black, especially on a club level. But 4.Nh4 is ridiculous for white. Simply 4.d4 is fine, and after 4...Bxf5 5.Bb5 and white has no problems.

ruben72d

Bb5 lines really take the fun out of the colorado. if you want analysis you can take alook at some of the other forum topics. theres no need for repetition

Nqmaime

Very interesting, thanks for sharing with us :-)

Meet_Your_Sensei

I like to accept gambits but hate to give gambits

KoenSchaakmans

NM Aww-rats has also done much and great work on the Colorado gambit in his Nimzovitsch defense series on youtube. It's the unsoundness of it that attracts me. I love to win with it against players that criticise it.

thatwhichpasses
I set out to try and learn this once. But white never did anything I needed him to do :( I would like a good gambit line as black, other than the insane Latvian gambit
ruben72d

uraniumwilly66 schreef:

I set out to try and learn this once. But white never did anything I needed him to do :( I would like a good gambit line as black, other than the insane Latvian gambit

good gambit lines for black are rare as tempi matter and black is already a tempo down. however there are of course exceptions such as the benko.

ambar183

Good line for black. Black gives pawns free to gain a huge development advantage. It's a very good line to the players who are very aggresive and are not afraid to loose as first mistake may turn to last mistake of the game.

KoenSchaakmans
uraniumwilly66 schreef:
I set out to try and learn this once. But white never did anything I needed him to do :( I would like a good gambit line as black, other than the insane Latvian gambit

Check out these gambits. I'm not saying they're all unrefutable but they 're fun to play and may have a surprising effect on your opponents.

From's gambit, Budapest gambit, Blumenfeld gambit, elephant gambit, Icelandic gambit, Scandinavian gambit, Charlick gambit, Rousseau gambit, Philidor countergambit, Blackburne-Schilling gambit, Schliemann gambit

bvila19
ruben72d wrote:

it not only looks bad. it is bad. the refutation is not even that hard to find, even otb.if you want an opening that leaves you with a positional bad position in which you will be defending most of the time, please do.

 

Two years later, no refutation, lol.

Lyudmil_Tsvetkov

8. Nf5 seems much better(to play Ng7), though I don't know what normal person

would play like that.