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  1. 07 Jun '06 20:47
    Anybody have any experience with the Cochrane Gambit on white side of Petrov? Have you every tried it on Rhp or other correspondence sites? I've used it in blitz a few times and it's well-suited for that sort of thing, but i wonder if anybody's dared to try it in correspondence. You don't see much analysis around.
  2. Donation richjohnson
    TANSTAAFL
    07 Jun '06 22:21
    The Cochrane gambit gave me trouble as black here: Game 103955

    (although I was in trouble from the outset, given the strength of my opponent)
  3. 08 Jun '06 03:12
    A database should keep you out of trouble in the opening. Any player that is performing at about 50 to 75 point pluss rateing strength above your play will probably win the game no matter which opening is played.
  4. 09 Jun '06 00:47 / 1 edit
    few GM use this system ... I only play it ( and I am an amateur player ! ) on blitz or bullet chess !

    Cochrane gambit is very nice , it creates a real weakness at the Black's Kingside ...
    see how Topalov fights against Kramnik on 1999 !

    [Event "XVI Ciudad de Linares 99"]
    [Site "Linares ESP"]
    [Date "1999.??.??"]
    [EventDate "?"]
    [Round "8"]
    [Result "1/2-1/2"]
    [White "Topalov"]
    [Black "Kramnik"]
    [ECO "C42"]
    [WhiteElo "2700"]
    [BlackElo "2751"]
    [PlyCount "62"]

    1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nxf7 Kxf7 5. Nc3 c5 6. Bc4+ Be6 7. Bxe6+
    Kxe6 8. d4 Kf7 9. dxc5 Nc6 10. Qe2 Qd7 11. Be3 dxc5 12. f4 Re8 13. e5 Ng4
    14. Rd1 Qf5 15. O-O h5 16. Bc1 Nd4 17. Qc4+ Kg6 18. h3 Nh6 19. Nb5 a6 20.
    Nxd4 cxd4 21. Qxd4 Rc8 22. Qb6+ Kh7 23. Qxb7 Rxc2 24. Be3 Qg6 25. Rc1 Rxc1
    26. Rxc1 Nf5 27. Bf2 h4 28. Rc7 Ng3 29. Kh2 Nf1+ 30. Kg1 Qb1 31. Bxh4 Bc5+
    1/2-1/2