The Unsound Openers

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11 de abr. de 2013
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ThePawnSlayer
Aug 7, 2021
If you like the Smith-Morra Gambit, a CM is making a series of videos on this opening. Check them out! https://www.chess.com/blog/AdviceCabinet/an-anti-sicilian-in-15-minutes-smith-morra-gambit-crash-course
Ultraman81
Jul 22, 2021
I did another blogpost, on the Alapin-Diemer Gambit this time: https://www.chess.com/blog/Ultraman81/alapin-diemer-gambit
SWJediknight
Jul 22, 2021
Having a quick glance at his main line I'd favour (9...Qh5 instead of trading queens) 11...0-0-0 over his 11...Kd7. Objectively it might well still be +/-, but in blitz games Black would have decent hacking chances with the open lines and bishop pair.
SWJediknight
Jul 22, 2021
Looks like it's the same refutation as we discussed under "Stafford Gambit Magical Line" (which begins 6...h5, the Gertsog video focuses on 6...Ng4).
Ultraman81
Jul 22, 2021
Came across another "Stafford Refuration": https://www.chess.com/blog/Gertsog/how-to-beat-stafford-gambit Will take some time to go through it and post comments in the forum topic.
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Two New Vote Chess Games

Two New Vote Chess Games

mattchess | 4 de out. de 2020
We have two new vote chess games and two in process right now.  We are in a tough pickle in one of our ongoing games, and I think are holding our own in the 2nd - but now we can start anew with these two games and hopefully come out ahead.  Please join in here: https://www.chess.com/club/votechess/the-unsound-openers Remember to discuss suggested moves and don't vote for a move that has not been discussed.
Alekhine Match

Alekhine Match

mattchess | 10 de xuño de 2017
We can use some more participants in the Alekhine match: https://www.chess.com/club/matches/800404 Please sign up if you have not already
Opening of the Month

Opening of the Month

mattchess | 6 de xuño de 2017
Match and Vote Chess against "I Like Beer and Chess" is now available in the Alekhine's Defense, Balogh Variation.  Technically this is our April Opening of the Month but we are a bit behind schedule.  Will work to get us going on additional matches shortly for May and June https://www.chess.com/club/matches/the-unsound-openers/798274 https://www.chess.com/votechess/game/109792 https://www.chess.com/votechess/game/109794 Please sign up! The theory topic for this open...
March Opening of the Month

March Opening of the Month

mattchess | 28 de feb. de 2017
MARCH OPENING OF THE MONTH: KGA Wagenbach Defense A daily match is now open against the King's Gambit Players.  You can register here: https://www.chess.com/club/matches/the-unsound-openers/766125 Registration will remain open until the match starts at midnight on Monday March 6. If you missed it, we already have a vote chess match in this opening that you can join here: https://www.chess.com/votechess/game/106671 Our theory topic for this opening can be found here: https://www.c...
February Opening of the Month

February Opening of the Month

mattchess | 28 de xan. de 2017
Nominations are open for February Opening of the Month.... Please post your nominations in our forum topic rather than as a comment to this news item: https://www.chess.com/clubs/forum/view/opening-of-the-month-february-2017
2015 TUO Championship

2015 TUO Championship

Ultraman81 | 19 de feb. de 2015
To celebrate the 2nd anniversary of "The Unsound Openers", on April 11th, 2015, we'll start our second TUO championship.  After prisonbreak6 got a hold of the 2013 TUO Championship trophy, other players became eager to take revenge and make an attempt at getting this most-wanted cup in their trophy case. Here is your chance! If you want the cup, you need to win. But if you want the respect that comes along with being The Unsound Openers Champion, make sure you open your games with all dodgy...
Team Match against Spartan Warriors

Team Match against Spartan Warriors

mattchess | 3 de xul. de 2014
We have challenged Spartan Warriors to a team match from a standard position.  Let's go push those Spartans into the sea with our gambits and offbeat lines!  Best of luck team! http://www.chess.com/groups/team_match?id=423226
King's Gambit tournament

King's Gambit tournament

Ultraman81 | 9 de dec. de 2013
The Unsound Openers present their King's Gambit tournament. All TUO members are invited, as well as some members of groups we consider our friends. (The Gambit Players and King's Gambit Players) Accept or decline the King's Gambit anyway you want, but we wouldn't be The Unsound Openers if we didn't encourage to try-out some dubious variations. Good luck, have fun, and if you happen to play an interesting game with an "unsound" variation: please post in on our forums! Note: if some people d...
Halloween horror (k)night

Halloween horror (k)night

Ultraman81 | 29 de out. de 2013
HALLOWEEN HORROR (K)NIGHT The Halloween Gambit has been a success opening for our group so far. We won the 1900 TM standing is 9.5-4.5 with 3 more games to finish. Our VC opponent timed out on us however, which made us miss the chance to play this interesting gambit in team vote format. As it's almost Halloween Night (October 31st), we found ourself a new opponent ready to face us, JUICE: Vote Chess. Come join the fun, and let's see for which team it will turn out to be a horror (k)night on ...
Unsound versus Unusual

Unsound versus Unusual

Ultraman81 | 24 de ago. de 2013
As many unsound openings are also unusual and vice versa, the group Unusual openings challenged us to a Team Match. They are smaller in number and (much) lower in rating, but they mostly see this challenge as an experience to learn and don't mind an uneven match.Advantages for them: See how better rated players play unsound/unusual openings and learn from the games.Advantages for us: Opportunity to finally try out some openings that are so unsound we don't usually dare to play them against ev...
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