Romance is in the air, sweet hearts are sending each other flowers and cards.
So to get in the spirit of things I thought I’d look at the romantic Halloween Gambit.
White sacrifices a Knight…wait a minute I’ll do it properly.
Roses are red, Violets are blue,
I am going to checkmate you.
I’ll show a game featuring the gambit that will give you the idea.
MATIC - swagtdm RHP.2005
Another one so you get a feeling for what…
Der….It’s Halloween you dummy.
No. That is the 7th of July….or is that D-Day? Anyway…moving on.
jovaro - Yuri77 RHP 2003
Here I like the simplicity of the White win. Look out for an in-between-move from White and
a missed in-between-move from Black (what is the German word for in-between-move?)
mkin - emmanu RHP 2007
Not a forced win but if the above games scares you as Black and some very
good players have lost as Black facing this opening then we offer you this line.
SSJ4GogetaSSJ4 - dimi1 RHP 2006
Of course you can try and hang onto the Knight but you have seen the trouble some
of your peers get into. Hopefully a few of the lads who swear by this opening
will post a few of their games (with notes) in the thread that is linked to this post.
We close Happy Halloween with this joyful piece of pantomime.
phantom32 - Mankale5 RHP 2012
You are not allowed a help any player with a game in progress on RHP. However
some people did not know this (or they did but decided to ignore the rules anyway.)
Before White moved someone had painted on their bathroom mirror.
The Moon also got into the act.
Paul Legget even drove past their house with his ice cream van. (that was naughty Paul.)
White failed to heed these warnings. If someone puts a piece up for grabs then always
look at what happens if you take it. (Check All Checks again and again and again…..)
Back to the game.
The thread accompanying this blog is Thread 161451