What's the most frequentlyl mis-played opening by amateurs?

DrFrank124c
DonnieDarko1980 wrote:

I see this one in the Philidor quite often:

 


As I play the French as Black, Bb5 in the advance variation is also something I see all the time.

Why is 3...Bg4 bad in the Philidor?

Lucidish_Lux

The Ulvestad, while not played much, is misplayed by amateurs nearly 100% of the time.



shepi13

 

Bg4 in this philidor position gives white an enormous advantage, as shown by Morphy in his famous "Opera house game".

shepi13
chessmaster102
Cudderguchi wrote:

This happens against me frequently when I am playing the Cambridge Springs. A few days ago two different players ( 1500's and 1600's) made the same exact moves against me on the same day.

 


 

I here you can blunder an entire bishop in the Cambridge Springs but no one never shows me how that can happen do you know ?

Eris_Discordia

 
chessmaster102

thanks

DonnieDarko1980
frank124c wrote:

Why is 3...Bg4 bad in the Philidor?

Because 4. dxe5 gives White a definite edge: taking back with 4. ... dxe5 is obviously a blunder as

wins a pawn as well as taking away Black's right to castle, and on top of that immediately followed up by the threat of Nxg4 as well as Nxf7+. The correct continuation:



gives White at least a great initiative and the bishop pair in an open position. And there's a nice trap: 6. Bc4 threatens mate in one and the "natural" 6. ... Nf6 allows 7. Qb3, winning at least a pawn (but in my blitz games often enough either a rook or even mate).

pfren
Pwn-Attak wrote:

To answer OP probably the Parham.

Stop trolling other threads, Gavi. This is a warning.

MSC157

I saw you talked about Philidor but I didn't find about quick mate in it.
I checkmated some people with this:

BrettGoodrich
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MSC157

Quasi-Pirc...

DonnieDarko1980
MSC157 wrote:

I saw you talked about Philidor but I didn't find about quick mate in it.
I checkmated some people with this:

 

That's Legal's Mate :) I think I never actually got to play this (but in the Philidor I always play the mainline 3. d4). I think I won one blitz game with the 3. ... Bg4 variation like this:



MSC157
DonnieDarko1980 wrote:
MSC157 wrote:

I saw you talked about Philidor but I didn't find about quick mate in it.
I checkmated some people with this:

 

That's Legal's Mate :) I think I never actually got to play this (but in the Philidor I always play the mainline 3. d4). I think I won one blitz game with the 3. ... Bg4 variation like this:

 



Oh, Legal mate, of course! :) I forgot!

ponz111
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ponz111

Here is one   1. e4  d5  2. e5?  and Black is better already.

chessmaster102

thanks thats the trap I was looking for.

ibrokensoul

i have seen some players as black play 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Qe7 or ...f6 ,i know f6 is bad,but don't know what white should play exactly,i usually play Nxe5 followed by Qh5,i lose most games in middle or end games

ponz111
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MSC157
ibrokensoul wrote:

i have seen some players as black play 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Qe7 or ...f6 ,i know f6 is bad,but don't know what white should play exactly,i usually play Nxe5 followed by Qh5,i lose most games in middle or end games

I think I saw it once...