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  1. 10 Dec '06 05:09
    I feel like giving this a shot just for a little fun. Anybody up for playing the black side in a set piece unrated?
  2. Standard member Merk
    Steamin transies
    10 Dec '06 05:38
    Originally posted by cmsMaster
    I feel like giving this a shot just for a little fun. Anybody up for playing the black side in a set piece unrated?
    I would, but I my blackberry doesn't display the board properly. Which wouldn't be a problem (I could just play the moves on my board here at the house) but it won't let me move the pieces on the site either.
  3. Standard member wittywonka
    Chocolate Expert
    10 Dec '06 06:04
    Originally posted by Merk
    I would, but I my blackberry doesn't display the board properly. Which wouldn't be a problem (I could just play the moves on my board here at the house) but it won't let me move the pieces on the site either.
    What is the Chicago gambit? I've never heard of it...
  4. Standard member HomerJSimpson
    Renouned Grob Killer
    10 Dec '06 06:08
    neither have I
  5. 10 Dec '06 06:08
    Originally posted by wittywonka
    What is the Chicago gambit? I've never heard of it...
    1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nxe5 Nxe5 4.d4 I think.
  6. Standard member Merk
    Steamin transies
    10 Dec '06 06:13
    Originally posted by cmsMaster
    1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nxe5 Nxe5 4.d4 I think.
    Go into the general forum under "chess games of Al Capone" or something like that.
  7. 10 Dec '06 08:16
    http://uchess.proboards38.com/index.cgi?board=moves&action=display&thread=1144014852&page=1
  8. 10 Dec '06 09:19 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by cmsMaster
    I feel like giving this a shot just for a little fun. Anybody up for playing the black side in a set piece unrated?
    set them up and i'll play one as black and white.

    edit: 1/14 time controls would be nice, i'm sure both of us wouldn't take the timeout if it came up.
  9. 10 Dec '06 16:08
    This is weird. I can't remember who the contestants were, but during a blindfold simul in Chicago some years ago, this was used against the current WC (I think it was Botvinnik) to throw him off. I was reading over the game a bit last night. I think it's in the August issue of Chess Life, and it does involve a knight sac on e5.

    The papers heralded it "The Chicago Gambit" the next day. I think the guy got a draw out of it. Though this isn't an opening The Windy City would want to be associated with.
  10. 10 Dec '06 16:23
    If you play 1.e4...e5, 2.Nf3...Nc6, 3.Nxe5...Nxe5, 4.d4... then presumably Ng6.
    Most people would play 5.Nc3 then & black can reply ...Bb4 pinning the knight.
    Ok, white has the d4 & e4 pawns, but it doesn't look enough to justify the knight for pawn gambit. The centre will come under intense pressure from black with moves like d6, Nf6 etc?
    I'd only play it against someone I think I could beat easily anyway.
    With equally rated players I should think black would be odds-on favourite.
  11. 10 Dec '06 16:46
    Originally posted by cmsMaster
    I feel like giving this a shot just for a little fun. Anybody up for playing the black side in a set piece unrated?
    I'm playing an unrated Halloween as we speak. If you're still up for it, when I have another free space I'll play an unrated Chicago with you.
  12. Standard member Dragon Fire
    Lord of all beasts
    10 Dec '06 18:15
    Originally posted by cmsMaster
    I feel like giving this a shot just for a little fun. Anybody up for playing the black side in a set piece unrated?
    The only Chicago Gambit I know is a line from the Morra Gambit.

    Would you care to set up the position you want to start from?
  13. 10 Dec '06 18:29
    Rubbish... Rubbish.
  14. 11 Dec '06 20:49 / 1 edit
    I've started one

    Game 2867958

    Anybody else want to play one?

    BTW:Unrated setpiece, but don't comment on it anyway.
  15. 11 Dec '06 21:25
    C44 Irish (Chicargo) Gambit.

    Ive had sucess with it at 3 0 time controls -- never had the balls to try it at anything else.