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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)
Why are there 2 threads of this opening...
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.
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 timesCharlick Gambit: Played 4 timesSicilian Defence, Smith-Morra Gambit: Played 4 timesDanish Gambit, Accepted: Played 3 timesDutch Defence, General: Played 3 timesScandinavian Defence, General: Played 2 timesBishop's Opening, General: Played 1 timeBishop's Opening, Lewis Gambit: Played 1 timeDanish Gambit, General: Played 1 timeEnglund Gambit Complex, Soller Gambit: Played 1 timeEnglund Gambit, Declined, Reverse French: Played 1 timeFrench Defence, Normal Variation: Played 1 timeHorwitz Defense, General: Played 1 timeHungarian Opening, General: Played 1 timeKing Pawn Game, Beyer Gambit: Played 1 timeKing Pawn Game, Busch-Gass Gambit: Played 1 timeLion Defence, Lion's Jaw: Played 1 timeModern Defence, King Pawn Fianchetto: Played 1 timeNimzo-Larsen Attack, Dutch Variation: Played 1 timeOwen Defence, General: Played 1 timeQueen Pawn Game, Veresov Attack: Played 1 timeQueen Pawn Opening, General: Played 1 timeQueen's Gambit Declined, Baltic Defence, Queen Attack: Played 1 timeSicilian Defence, General: Played 1 timeTrompowsky Attack, Edge Variation: Played 1 timeVan't Kruijs Opening, General: Played 1 timeVienna Game, Anderssen Defence: Played 1 time
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!
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.
but these days no one play max lange attack and kotlan wiski varition
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:
And he's back - the guy who put the POS into "Positional".
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