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  1. 14 Apr '07 15:39
    Does anyone here play it? It seems to open up a lot of attacking space for white while crowding black's pieces into his own end. The line is:

    1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. b4 (attacking black's bishop)
  2. 14 Apr '07 16:41
    Originally posted by prosoccer
    Does anyone here play it? It seems to open up a lot of attacking space for white while crowding black's pieces into his own end. The line is:

    1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. b4 (attacking black's bishop)
    It's my favorite opening, recommended by Morphy, Bronstein and me.
    If the opponent plays 5...Bc5, I win 9 of the 10 games. And most opponents play that, for it is the most logical move. They think: I have moved my bishop to c5, I had to move it to b4, I have to move it again, so why not move it to c5?

    I personally consider 4...Bb6 the best defense, if not the refutation. White isn't lost then of course, but the hanging pawn on b4 makes Nc3 impossible. 5. 0-0 is probably the best move there.

    This is only the opinion of a quite weak player (around 1450), so I would like to hear what Korch Dragon Fire etc think.
  3. Standard member Korch
    Chess Warrior
    14 Apr '07 16:57
    Originally posted by prosoccer
    Does anyone here play it? It seems to open up a lot of attacking space for white while crowding black's pieces into his own end. The line is:

    1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. b4 (attacking black's bishop)
    Against opponent who doesnt knows theory, that opening can be very effective weapon, but if black know what to do, they can defend against this gambit with no problems.
  4. 14 Apr '07 18:32
  5. 14 Apr '07 22:21
    Interesting...interesting.