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The Amazon Attack (d4...Qd3)...what do you think of it? (real opening, not joke)??

  • #21

    One must be objective, I look at your opening Amazon Attack; its quite tricky and dangerous, its worth having in ones repertoire, especially on otb play. Not so easy to play the King's Indian defense and can lead to Pirc like position that black might not like.

  • #22

    I used this suggestion and tried 2. Qd3 in one of games (on chess-land, still in progress). tongue.png

  • #23

    The Amazon attack can transposition to different openings AND it takes your opponent by surprise.  

    My technique is to do a double fianchetto.

  • #24

    There is this story that the great chess composer and puzzle inventor Samuel Loyd was once challenged by someone who thought that he could easily draw as Black by just copying White's moves. Guess how the game went.

  • #25
    Schemato wrote:

    There is this story that the great chess composer and puzzle inventor Samuel Loyd was once challenged by someone who thought that he could easily draw as Black by just copying White's moves. Guess how the game went.

     

    What Loyd played exactly? It's easy to give a counterexample in 3 plies wink.png:

     

     

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  • #27

    FM Schemato: All right, thank U! My example is quicker but without checkmate, only winning the queen. happy.png

  • #28

    @ FM Schemato, adhere to dogma get you mated, one the most funnies move ever played 3.Qh3 by a strong player; if Loyd's opponent had ounce of common sense he woulofd capture the 3...Bxh3.

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