The f5 Opening

  • #261

    Just played a new variation where white plays 4. d3


    Haven't analyzed that line at all and it seems a slight edge for white, but black may be able to eventually hold a draw by applying a lot of preassure on white's king, depending on where white's king decides to reside (center, king's side, or queen's side)

  • #262

    Why are there 2 threads of this opening...

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    Jion_Wansu wrote:

    I played this opening in a 24 hour per move time control:

    Amusing finish, obviously what you were going for when you threw your extra Rook away.

  • #265

    According to lichess, the official name of this opening is the Duras Gambit, General.


    On that site I've played it the most:

    Duras Gambit, General: Played 11 times
    Charlick Gambit: Played 4 times
    Sicilian Defence, Smith-Morra Gambit: Played 4 times
    Danish Gambit, Accepted: Played 3 times
    Dutch Defence, General: Played 3 times
    Scandinavian Defence, General: Played 2 times
    Bishop's Opening, General: Played 1 time
    Bishop's Opening, Lewis Gambit: Played 1 time
    Danish Gambit, General: Played 1 time
    Englund Gambit Complex, Soller Gambit: Played 1 time
    Englund Gambit, Declined, Reverse French: Played 1 time
    French Defence, Normal Variation: Played 1 time
    Horwitz Defense, General: Played 1 time
    Hungarian Opening, General: Played 1 time
    King Pawn Game, Beyer Gambit: Played 1 time
    King Pawn Game, Busch-Gass Gambit: Played 1 time
    Lion Defence, Lion's Jaw: Played 1 time
    Modern Defence, King Pawn Fianchetto: Played 1 time
    Nimzo-Larsen Attack, Dutch Variation: Played 1 time
    Owen Defence, General: Played 1 time
    Queen Pawn Game, Veresov Attack: Played 1 time
    Queen Pawn Opening, General: Played 1 time
    Queen's Gambit Declined, Baltic Defence, Queen Attack: Played 1 time
    Sicilian Defence, General: Played 1 time
    Trompowsky Attack, Edge Variation: Played 1 time
    Van't Kruijs Opening, General: Played 1 time
    Vienna Game, Anderssen Defence: Played 1 time



  • #266

    Well...amazingly, so many have so, so, much to say about this very strange one, I guess I'll add my quibble to the dribble. Surprisingly, this gambit is more than playable and proves several adages. 1) Pieces beat pawns 2) developing pieces surpass capturing pawns. 3) Gambiteers are more important than gambits...and... most importantly You've got to go through it to get to it!

    I would never play this: multiple pawn gambits are just not for me. If I were on the other side, I wouldn't even take the first one, unless I had to. Pieces move faster than pawns!

  • #267

    The Colorado gambit is less unsound with the same idea: 1.e4 Nc6 2.Nf3 f5 White plays 2.Nf3 to avoid some trappy lines in the Nimzovich defence.

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  • #269

    but these days no one play max lange attack and kotlan wiski varition

  • #270

    I don't understand. On the black side if the numbers are a + are they bad or good? Stockfish, in this game had a lot of + for black's moves:


  • #271

    And he's back - the guy who put the POS into "Positional".

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