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  1. 16 Jun '08 14:29
    http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/510/1000706nk5.jpg

    Oh yesh, I think so!
  2. Subscriber no1marauder
    Humble and Kind
    16 Jun '08 14:33
    Originally posted by Squelchbelch
    http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/510/1000706nk5.jpg

    Oh yesh, I think so!
    I have Watson's book (Volume I) and it's quite informative though one could quibble with some of his choices of openings.
  3. 16 Jun '08 15:16
    Originally posted by Squelchbelch
    http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/510/1000706nk5.jpg

    Oh yesh, I think so!
    Oh oh "blackburne-hartlaub gambit"...i understand why you said you'd try d e5 on your next match!
    Excellent books except on king's gambit : you MUST buy thomas johanson's boook, much much better than mac donald's (don't know gallagher's book)

    That is : if you don't change for the danish!
    The trouble with the KG? less surprise effect, most players have a sound defence to it ready...
  4. 16 Jun '08 15:18
    And did you read my comment on your thread about the danish?
    You should try the halloween gambit one day, i know you'll like it !
  5. Standard member Korch
    Chess Warrior
    16 Jun '08 15:30
    Originally posted by shorbock
    And did you read my comment on your thread about the danish?
    You should try the halloween gambit one day, i know you'll like it !
    I dont think that gambit players would like position after 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nc3 Nc6 4.Nxe5 Nxe5 5.d4 Nc6 6.d5 Ne5 7.f4 Ng6 8.e5 Bb4! when black gives back extra piece for some positional advantage.
  6. 16 Jun '08 15:33
    Originally posted by shorbock
    Oh oh "blackburne-hartlaub gambit"...i understand why you said you'd try d e5 on your next match!
    Excellent books except on king's gambit : you MUST buy thomas johanson's book, much much better than mac donald's (don't know gallagher's book)

    That is : if you don't change for the danish!
    The trouble with the KG? less surprise effect, most players have a sound defence to it ready...
    I play King's Knight's Gambit & have Johansson's King's Gambit for the Creative Aggressor (the bright yellow one bottom right) & Gallagher's Winning with the King's Gambit is fairly old but covers most of the lines that Johansson's book ignores & has a good reputation.
    McDonald's book however seems to be a repertoire book for Black & he seems to show no interest in the gambit from the White perspective!

    I will consider getting The Fascinating King's Gambit by Johansson at some stage, but I know very little about the King's Bishop's Gambit except when lines transpose.

    I'm having fun starting out playing the Danish Gambit at the moment, although Lutes' book is just about the most confusing format of any openings book I've ever seen.
  7. 16 Jun '08 16:49
    Never mind all these half-baked coward gambits.

    Play the Jerome Gambit

    1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.Bxf7+ Kxf7 5.Nxe5+

    Now there is an opening with some bite.
  8. Standard member hunterknox
    Hopeless romantic
    16 Jun '08 17:33 / 1 edit
    Squelchbelch: definitely, definitely get The Fascinating King's Gambit. Then you can bring your game kicking and screaming into the 19th Century.

    Game 5100235
  9. 17 Jun '08 10:21
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Never mind all these half-baked coward gambits.

    Play the [b]Jerome Gambit


    1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.Bxf7+ Kxf7 5.Nxe5+

    Now there is an opening with some bite.[/b]
    The Jerome Gambit -- Berserker chess at its finest!

    (And I suppose, if anyone cares, madly unsound.)

    Just right for blitz games, bar games, friendly games or "giving Jerome Gambit odds" to a weaker player. Been playing and researching it for years.

    Always interested in seeing people's games with the Jerome Gambit, greenpawn34! Share??

    For a few yuks, see what I've dug up and put on my new blog: jeromegambit.blogspot.com
  10. 17 Jun '08 11:38 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by hunterknox
    ...Then you can bring your game kicking and screaming into the 19th Century.
    A back-handed compliment if ever I've heard one!

    Here's my first ever (full) Danish Gambit game which I just completed:
    Game 5111919
    Ok, 7...Be6?? is pretty horrific (we were both playing reasonably quickly) but even so, it was a fun game.
  11. Standard member hunterknox
    Hopeless romantic
    17 Jun '08 11:58 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Squelchbelch
    A back-handed compliment if ever I've heard one!
    But not meant as such (the back-handed bit), though I do reserve the right to use that phrase in a back handed way in future! Seriously though, get the book. As repertoire books go it's inspiring.