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  1. 08 Jun '14 13:44
    Looking for more information about an old post by fat lady:

    08 May '06 16:54
    I think the Halloween Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Nxe5) is quite playable way beyond 1600.

    An opening which is much worse, but still better than the one which started this thread, is 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.Bxf7 Kxf7 5.Nxe5. I played through a game of Alekhine's once where an amateur tried this against him. Alekhine tried sucessfully to hang onto both the pieces.

    WHO can tell me ANYTHING about the game????

    Thanks.

    Perrypawnpusher
  2. 09 Jun '14 09:44
    I suspect that Fat Lady, who was one of the finest posters ever to grace this forum, might have been misremembering this game of Blackburne's:
  3. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    09 Jun '14 15:18
    Originally posted by Data Fly
    I suspect that Fat Lady, who was one of the finest posters ever to grace this forum, might have been misremembering this game of Blackburne's:
    [pgn]
    [Event "England"]
    [Site "England"]
    [Date "1880.??.??"]
    [EventDate "?"]
    [Round "?"]
    [Result "0-1"]
    [White "NN"]
    [Black "Joseph Henry Blackburne"]
    [ECO "C50"]
    [WhiteElo "?"]
    [BlackElo "?"]
    [PlyCount ...[text shortened]... 8.Qxh8
    Qh4 9.O-O Nf6 10.c3 Ng4 11.h3 Bxf2+ 12.Kh1 Bf5 13.Qxa8 Qxh3+
    14.gxh3 Bxe4# 0-1
    [/pgn]
    Mr. Fine-poster also seems to have mis-remembered black trying to hold on to any pieces, let alone both of them. 😛
  4. 09 Jun '14 21:53
    I wouldn't write fat lady off so quickly - by the way, the line holding onto two pieces would be 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.Bxf7+ Kxf7 5.Nxe5+ Nxe5 6.Qh5+ Ke6, with Black pretty much saying "Show me!"

    Let's see what fat lady comes up with.
  5. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    10 Jun '14 07:07
    Originally posted by perrypawnpusher
    I wouldn't write fat lady off so quickly - by the way, the line holding onto two pieces would be 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.Bxf7+ Kxf7 5.Nxe5+ Nxe5 6.Qh5+ Ke6, with Black pretty much saying "Show me!"

    Let's see what fat lady comes up with.
    I thought he just sang. 😛
  6. 10 Jun '14 15:19
    Ruff, Dude, that's ruff...
  7. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    10 Jun '14 16:27
    Originally posted by perrypawnpusher
    Ruff, Dude, that's ruff...
    My comments always seem to sound that way to others, for some reason. 😉