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  1. Standard member clandarkfire
    Grammar Nazi
    26 May '07 15:44
    I had never seen that opening before, and was not sure it would work.
    After They took the knight, is there anything they could have done without at least losing a rook
    ThanksGame 3601053
  2. 26 May '07 15:59
    no.
  3. 26 May '07 16:02
    Originally posted by clandarkfire
    I had never seen that opening before, and was not sure it would work.
    After They took the knight, is there anything they could have done without at least losing a rook
    ThanksGame 3601053
    Well it's called the "Damiano Defense." It should really be called the "Dumbass defense." It's the greatest opening ever created for white...
  4. 26 May '07 16:19 / 2 edits
    I think 6. ...d5 could have prevented an immediate meltdown of black's game. But I agree, 2. ...f6 is horrible.

    Edit - Also, 3. ...Qe7 lets Black live, but with a bad position. (4. Nf3 d5 5. d3 dxe4 6. dxe4 Qxe4+)
  5. Standard member irontigran
    Rob Scheider is..
    26 May '07 17:53
    you wanna see a cool game? i take no prisoners...

    Game 3603474
  6. 26 May '07 18:27
    Here is a game I played against that defence, but black played a bit stronger than your opponent. I still prevailed however. Game 2878543
  7. 26 May '07 18:37
    Here's a couple of the same thing. It was funny - I had never seen anyone try that defense, and then I got a few all together. I haven't seen it since.

    Game 3365397

    Game 3414599
  8. 26 May '07 18:43
    Originally posted by Mad Rook
    I think 6. ...d5 could have prevented an immediate meltdown of black's game. But I agree, 2. ...f6 is horrible.

    Edit - Also, 3. ...Qe7 lets Black live, but with a bad position. (4. Nf3 d5 5. d3 dxe4 6. dxe4 Qxe4+)
    What is wrong with 4. ...g6 ?
  9. 26 May '07 19:00
    Originally posted by ManicSpider
    What is wrong with 4. ...g6 ?
    Just take a look at the game ChessJester posted. The rook is toast.
  10. 26 May '07 19:20
    Originally posted by st00p1dfac3
    Well it's called the "Damiano Defense." It should really be called the "Dumbass defense." It's the greatest opening ever created for white...
    Damiano's Defense is named after an early chess annotator that condemned it as leading to a lost game. Too bad they named it after him, since he pointed out how badly it sucked.
  11. 26 May '07 20:06
    3.Qe7 holds things together for black:Game 3196502 black still lost but he at least put up a fight.
  12. 26 May '07 21:32
    Originally posted by Sam The Sham
    Damiano's Defense is named after an early chess annotator that condemned it as leading to a lost game. Too bad they named it after him, since he pointed out how badly it sucked.
    Yeah, I read that somewhere. Damiano got screwed - now he looks like a total chess gimp for all time.