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  1. 29 May '11 23:27
    Give this a bash. Become one of the Immortals.
    Post here you efforts.

    Plus Artowrk, Instructive moment No 412 and a Brillo Mungo Self Mate.

    Blog 4
  2. 30 May '11 09:09 / 1 edit
    Looking for someone who wants to play this against me. Black and White. Please send me a message first.

    Brilliant blog again GP, keep up the good work!
  3. 30 May '11 10:01
    Blackburne says in his book:

    "...at one time great things were expected from this Counter Gambit
    to the Evans: An invention of Herr Osacar Cordell. It has been proved
    unsound by subsequent analysis."

    Ideal for here where unsound is sound, sound is unsound and the more
    unsound it is the sounder it becomes.
  4. Subscriber Ragwort
    Ex Duris Gloria
    30 May '11 14:17
    Originally posted by yashin
    Looking for someone who wants to play this against me. Black and White. Please send me a message first.

    Brilliant blog again GP, keep up the good work!
    Mini Thematic under way:-

    Both sides have agreed to play this with no further reference to theory than that given in GP's Blog:

    Game 8456188 and Game 8456187
  5. Standard member nimzo5
    Ronin
    30 May '11 14:59
    Will be following these games with interest.
  6. 30 May '11 15:27
    I am surprised to see it says: "Sorry, this game has no move history"
    Is this because we started from an opening?
  7. Subscriber Ragwort
    Ex Duris Gloria
    30 May '11 19:40
    Originally posted by yashin
    I am surprised to see it says: "Sorry, this game has no move history"
    Is this because we started from an opening?
    Yes, that is annoying. Never mind, I'm writing the moves down so we can make a PGN at the finish.
  8. 31 May '11 01:23
    Well done men.

    Would have like to see an immediatte 6.cxb4 because I'm sure that
    is what will get played by my -1400 crew if they saw it.
    Post the results.

    And don't anybody come on and say Rybka says this and Fritz says that
    because we just don't want to know. This is chess and those electronic toys
    won't understand what is going on.

    And anyway, games in progress.
  9. 02 Jun '11 16:15
    Hi, since there is no game history I'd like to give an update for the ones interested.
    REMEMBER THIS IS A GAME IN PROGRESS, so please keep yourself from posting ANY comments



  10. 02 Jun '11 19:59 / 2 edits
    Edit: Analysis deleted.
  11. 02 Jun '11 20:13
    That line isnt that unusual. Harding devotes about a page to it. I posted a quick refutation (just to piss off GP) but realized there were games in progress so I quickly deleted it. It wasnt up for more than 5 seconds (literally) so I doubt anyone saw it.

    Its not really that complex of a line, I dont see what the big deal about it is.
  12. Subscriber Ragwort
    Ex Duris Gloria
    08 Jun '11 10:19
    Well the first game has finished with a win for white. I have no idea where this stands theoretically as I haven't gone into it at all.

  13. 08 Jun '11 10:32
    Good stuff Raggo.

    Doubt it would stand up in C.C. play especially knowing what was coming,
    but OTB it would have them shifting about in their seat.

    Think here: Black to play.


    He has to play 9...dxc6 or 9....d5 for OTB chances.
    But going for the c6 Knight looks like the way to go.
  14. Subscriber Ragwort
    Ex Duris Gloria
    11 Jun '11 21:14 / 1 edit
    So the second game has finished with a draw agreed. Yashin, as white, declined the offered piece for a number of moves but was unable to bring anymore pieces into his attack to support his Queen. Ragwort exchanged off the dangerous pieces and emerged a pawn up, but had skipped off to fairy land and was unable to convert.

  15. 11 Jun '11 22:57
    Thanks for those annotations Ragwort, I found them very enjoyable.

    Can't say I understand why anyone would decline such a absurd gambit though! If
    you go in for the Evans in the first place, why shy away at the first opportunity?
    Also in the second game, white gives away his light-squared bishop for no good
    reason. Typically it's the most dangerous piece in the Evans, to give it away
    without any compensation is really poor play. In fact, the method Lasker used to
    defeat the Evans back in the 20s was the threat to remove said bishop with a
    knight fork: