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  1. 30 Jul '06 02:56
    i was playing someone who played the danish gambit and i became interested in it. how many higher rated players play this? and how successful is it?
  2. 30 Jul '06 03:05
    Originally posted by kmac27
    i was playing someone who played the danish gambit and i became interested in it. how many higher rated players play this? and how successful is it?
    It's fun for blitz, but not really very good. I would seriously recommend against it in correspondence.
  3. 30 Jul '06 03:08
    is it a sound opening or no? what about the half danis? Nxc3?
  4. 30 Jul '06 03:10
    Originally posted by kmac27
    is it a sound opening or no? what about the half danis? Nxc3?
    If you want something very tactical I'd recommend the King's Gambit.
  5. 30 Jul '06 03:11
    Originally posted by kmac27
    is it a sound opening or no? what about the half danis? Nxc3?
    Never played it that way, but it sounds like it could easily transpose into a Scotch Gambit. The danish is not a sound opening if your oponent is prepared for it. But in blitz, against an unwary opponent, you can pick up alot of points with it if they take both pawns. By the way, a friend who helped a while back recommended playing gambits to improve your tactical eye. i don't know how well this idea works, but I had alot of fun throwing pawns aside and attacking like a madman.
  6. 30 Jul '06 03:12
    naw i have tried the kings gambit i dont like that as much i like to have my kingside pawns where they sit. i dont feel as much attacking possibilities than the danish gambit but i'm wanting to know if its sound or if its refuted
  7. 30 Jul '06 03:13
    it can transpose into the scotch gambit
  8. 30 Jul '06 03:17
    Originally posted by kmac27
    i'm wanting to know if its sound or if its refuted
    the danish has been refuted by the following line:

    1. e4 e5
    2. d4 exd4
    3. c3 d5

    when...
    4. exd5 Qxd5
    5. cxd4

    ...leaves white with an isolated d pawn, and I don't think that's what you wanted from a gambit opening.
  9. 30 Jul '06 03:21
    Originally posted by kmac27
    naw i have tried the kings gambit i dont like that as much i like to have my kingside pawns where they sit. i dont feel as much attacking possibilities than the danish gambit but i'm wanting to know if its sound or if its refuted
    You obviously didn't know how to play it.
  10. 30 Jul '06 03:24
    1. e4 e5
    2. d4 exd4
    3. c3 d5

    when...
    4. exd5 Qxd5
    5. cxd4

    ok what if d5 Qxd4?
  11. 30 Jul '06 03:45 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by kmac27
    it can transpose into the scotch gambit
    And the Scotch Gambit must be good as the Scottish never give anything away without a very good reason!
  12. 30 Jul '06 03:47
    Thudan, that's like saying that the French Defense is bad because the french surrendered in WWII
  13. 30 Jul '06 03:56 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by YUG0slav
    Thudan, that's like saying that the French Defense is bad because the french surrendered in WWII
    Or like saying that in the Italian Game the initiative changes hands very often.
    (If smilies didn't exist your friends would probably invent them.)
  14. 30 Jul '06 12:00
    Perfectly sound.No public analyses has ever shown it to be refuted allthough people often think so.Makes many appearances in corr chess scoring many victories.
    It's great fun to play but not at all easy,if your opponent knows what he's doing you'll face a tough fight.
    Often Black will decline the 2nd pawn after which play can transpose into the Göring gambit which is perfectly sound as well.
    The Capablanca defense (3....,d5) is troublesome for white(imo anyway,cause I don't like facing it) but by no means a refutation.
    1.e4,e5
    2.d4,exd4
    3.c3,d5
    4.exd5,Qxd5
    5.cxd4,Nc6
    6.Nf3 here Black has several options but the position is considered equal.

    The Danish is great fun to play but it's dangerous.You can destroy your opponent in great style but at the same time one little slip and it's you who's blown to pieces.
  15. 30 Jul '06 14:37
    I read on Chessmaster that generally Black has 14% better chance of winning. Nevertheless, I have only faced it once, and got crushed.