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  1. 13 Oct '09 22:08 / 2 edits
    Please give me your best unorthodox gambits!

    Englund Gambit:



    Game 5752883
  2. 13 Oct '09 22:12 / 2 edits
    Bold play from Black but all correct I think
  3. 13 Oct '09 22:16
    Yup - the game given is the Sicilian Wing Gambit..
    ....but it was played in Englund.
  4. 13 Oct '09 22:19
    sorry - posted the wrong gambit first.

    Showw me what you got!
  5. 13 Oct '09 22:22
    I don't play gambits - they're simply too risky.
  6. 13 Oct '09 23:04
    3 f4?
  7. 13 Oct '09 23:38 / 1 edit
    I've got an Elephant for you - OTB it's just as good as the Latvian.

    A lovely annoying opening for the White to player booked up to the
    eye lids with the Lopez or the Scotch to face.

    1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d5!?



    Here is a wonderful game by Guifeld - Heur, USSR 1962.
    In the game Black played 27...c6 and resigned after 28.Qe5+

    The Russian year book gives the instructive continuation that
    Gufeld had planned. He saw the 33rd move when he played 26.Qa5.
    I'll give the Gufeld line, it's very clever.

  8. 13 Oct '09 23:48
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    I've got an Elephant for you - OTB it's just as good as the Latvian.

    A lovely annoying opening for the White to player booked up to the
    eye lids with the Lopez or the Scotch to face.

    [b] 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d5!?


    [fen]rnbqkbnr/ppp2ppp/8/3pp3/4P3/5N2/PPPP1PPP/RNBQKB1R w KQkq d6 0 3[/fen]

    Here is a wonderful game by Guifeld - Heur, USSR 1962.
    I ...[text shortened]... 8. Bd2 Qg1+ 29. Kb2 Qd4+ 30. Bc3 Qb6+ 31. Qxb6 cxb6 32. Be5+ Kc8 33. Bb5[/pgn][/b]
    So Black played a crazy gambit, the Elephant... and lost. Good example
  9. 13 Oct '09 23:51 / 1 edit
    If you want to play an Elephant you'll have to play Qg5 as soon as possible, i.e. 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d5 3. Nxe5 dxe4 4. Bc4 Qg5. Then White is put in a world of complications, full of "ghosts" he will not like.
  10. 14 Oct '09 01:22
    Originally posted by heinzkat
    So Black played a crazy gambit, the Elephant... and lost. Good example
    He asked for unorthodox gambits.
    He did not specify if they had to be win or not.

    But OK just for you, an Elephant Black win.

    This is actually rather good and better than the previous game.

  11. 14 Oct '09 02:25 / 1 edit


    Definitely unsound. FUN to play though.

    If b-g4 then nxd4 bxd8 and b-b5+ winning a piece.

    MANY other traps to fall for in this one.
  12. 14 Oct '09 02:28
    Originally posted by heinzkat
    I don't play gambits - they're simply too risky.
    interesting

    http://www.redhotpawn.com/gameanalysis/boardhistory.php?gameid=6527102
  13. 14 Oct '09 08:05
    I like that erikido caro kann panov gambit best so far.
    I think i`ll definately try that one out immediately....off to play some chess so i`ll remember to try it.
  14. 14 Oct '09 08:33
    I just tried it out and it worked my very first time trying it.

    Although a lot of luck was required.
  15. 14 Oct '09 08:46 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by National Master Dale
    I just tried it out and it worked my very first time trying it.

    Although a lot of luck was required.
    I did say that it was unsound. Dubious may be a better word. But, definitely something I wouldn't be playing for the world championship. Although I wouldn't be playing anything for the world championship so I might as well have fun. And I did have fun trying to see if I accidentally refuted the caro kann in addition to learning a lot about attacking and defending.

    Another one of the nice things is that refusing the gambit (It actually took me a while to realize that black doesn't have to take the pawn. one of my patzer epiphanies) can actually be more dangerous(especially if black is optimistic about his position) for black.