Indian Game: Paleface Attack

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  • 15 months ago


    "Paleface Attack" variation of the "Indian Game."

  • 15 months ago


    [Event "Rated game"]

    [Site ""]

    [Date "2015.07.18"]

    [White "keilormiso"]

    [Black "Perikle"]

    [Result "1-0"]

    [WhiteElo "1753"]

    [BlackElo "1797"]

    [PlyCount "44"]

    [Variant "Standard"]

    [TimeControl "300+8"]

    [ECO "A45"]

    [Opening "Indian Game, Paleface Attack"]

    [Annotator ""]

    My own version, at least I won ;)

    1. d4 Nf6 2. f3 { Indian Game, Paleface Attack } c5 3. e3 Nc6 4. c3 e6 5. Nd2 a6 6. Bd3 b5 7. Ne2 c4 8. Bc2 Bd6 9. O-O Qc7 10. f4 Ng4 11. Nf3 f6 12. h3 h5 13. Bg6+ Ke7 14. Bc2 Bb7 15. Nh4 Rh6 16. Ng3 Nd8 17. e4 e5 18. fxe5 fxe5 19. Bxh6 gxh6 20. hxg4 exd4 21. Nhf5+ Kf8 22. Nxd6+ Kg8 { Black resigns } 1-0

  • 4 years ago


    Aahhahaahaha! I have always played this opening when going against my little brother and friends whenever they tried the 2.Nc3...

    None of us had any opening knowledge, so we didn't know about things like the Queen's Indian, King's, and Nimzo-.

    From other comments, it seems as though this move has not been noticed much!

  • 5 years ago


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  • 6 years ago


    It certainly makes kings Indian players think for themselves
  • 6 years ago


    Ooh! I like this - why did it never occur to me?! :D

  • 6 years ago


    If a move is a dumb opening, why do it and why publicize it - that is what I am saying.

  • 6 years ago


    If I didn't already play king pawn I may use this for gambit (queens gambit is not my taste)

  • 6 years ago


    Just saw this for the first time recently, playing as black.  Probably the ugliest game I've ever won.  Black has the choice of laying his own plans or contesting white's control of e4.  If you're used to positional play with traditional pawn structures, I don't think this opening is for you, since it generally seems to result in a wide open game.

  • 6 years ago



  • 6 years ago


    How do people not get the point of this opening? White couldn't play e4 before and f3 goes toward achieving this. Does that make it good? Well, that's another story.

    Oh, and some people use 2. f3 to transpose to the Blackmar Diemer gambit, but those people are crazy.

  • 6 years ago


    I look at this (and being pretty much a beginner) think to myself - what kind of dumb opening is this?  I don't get it.

  • 6 years ago


    Preparing to play e2-e4, even as a gambit. The game will likely transpose to the Blackmar Diemer Gambit.

  • 6 years ago


    It does seem pretty weak!

  • 6 years ago


    I think White wants more support for e4 but doesn't want to commit a knight with Nc3. Probably White's way of getting away with e4 after the square is "taken."

  • 6 years ago


    How is this an attack?? f3 does nothing except give the king another move... helpful if attacked, but when you moved the bishop it did the same thing. Is this opening a bit pointless?

  • 6 years ago


    could transpose into a saemash?

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