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  1. Standard member RBHILL
    Acts 13:48
    30 Jan '14 17:45
    Would it be fair to delete a game if my opponent plays King gambit against my e5 pawn? I haven't yet.
  2. Standard member Paullli
    Agnost
    30 Jan '14 18:07
    According to the rules of this site, you have the right to delete a game within 3 moves. Guess it's not unfair to not play any further, when you can do it by following the rules.

    Strange it is though, IMHO.
  3. Subscriber C J Horse
    A stable personality
    30 Jan '14 18:08
    If the game is still under three complete moves old you will see a trash can icon next to it, unless it's a clan or tournament game. You can click that and delete it. I don't think the concept of fairness comes into it, but it might be considered a bit ill-mannered to refuse to continue a game just because your opponent has played a move you don't like.

    If the game is too old and the trash can icon is not there, you can't delete the game. Full stop. Or period in the USA. You can always resign if you want.
  4. Standard member gambit05
    Mad Murdock
    30 Jan '14 19:29
    Go for it. You might learn a lot.
  5. Standard member RBHILL
    Acts 13:48
    30 Jan '14 20:32
    Originally posted by gambit05
    Go for it. You might learn a lot.
    I've already learned a lot. That I lose to !.e4 e5 2.f4

    But i kick butt at 1.e4 c5 2.f4 g6

    I being black in both of these.
  6. Standard member ChessPraxis
    Cowboy From Hell
    30 Jan '14 22:11
    Originally posted by RBHILL
    I've already learned a lot. That I lose to !.e4 e5 2.f4

    But i kick butt at 1.e4 c5 2.f4 g6

    I being black in both of these.
    That'll teach you to play 1...e5.
  7. Standard member RBHILL
    Acts 13:48
    31 Jan '14 00:32 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by ChessPraxis
    That'll teach you to play 1...e5.
    Yeah that's why only do C5 against E4 from now on. Don't get me wrong it gets so mundane though.
  8. Standard member ChessPraxis
    Cowboy From Hell
    31 Jan '14 01:18 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by RBHILL
    Yeah that's why only do C5 against E4 from now on. Don't get me wrong it gets so mundane though.
    When I had only played a short time I had a friend who loved to play TKG, I accepted, declined, counter gambit, then I started playing the Sicilian and totally abandoned 1...e5. It surprises many that I won't play the black side of a KG, once burned twice shy. And believe me the guy burned me many times. There are other good defences too such as the French. Any more though I probably would play TKG in a fun game just for the learning experience.
  9. 31 Jan '14 09:22 / 1 edit
    I think it's a bad idea to delete lines you don't like. Just play 3...P-Q3!
  10. Subscriber moonbus
    Uber-Nerd
    31 Jan '14 10:51 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by RBHILL
    Would it be fair to delete a game if my opponent plays King gambit against my e5 pawn? I haven't yet.
    Black has adequate resources against the KG. Try something different to what you tried before; study and learn. Nothing great was ever achieved by avoidance.
  11. 31 Jan '14 15:20
    Hi RB

    The King's Gambit is a mugs opening.
    When was the last time you saw one being played in a Wordl Champion match?

    Having said that - are we not discussing and offering advice about a game in progress.
  12. Standard member RBHILL
    Acts 13:48
    31 Jan '14 16:11 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Hi RB

    The King's Gambit is a mugs opening.
    When was the last time you saw one being played in a Wordl Champion match?

    Having said that - are we not discussing and offering advice about a game in progress.
    Nope, not really. But I'm sure on this site there's probably five dozen King pawn games going right now anyways. Just like all other chess openings on the site. So maybe we shouldn't even talk about any types of openings on this site just finished games I guess.
  13. 31 Jan '14 16:35
    I agree but..." Just play 3...P-Q3!" looks like advice on what to play in GIP.
    Harmless I know and certainly not intended. It's a grey area.

    See you have played K.G. three times as White and lost all three.
    Your record with the Black side differs and shows something interesting.
    Played 6 won 3 - lost 3.
    Your three losses came under 20 moves which indicates once you got
    past the dangers of the opening you were OK.
    The rememdy appears to be get yourself a line that gets you past the
    tricks and traps of the opening. After that you seem to be doing OK.
    (though I must add, I have not looked at any of the games.)
  14. 31 Jan '14 22:36
    My bad. It was just a tongue in cheek reference to a book line, but I take your point.