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  1. Standard member coentje
    Plop!
    17 Nov '06 20:38
    Game 2747655

    especially against someone who does not really know how to counter it
  2. Standard member Spacetime
    Not material
    17 Nov '06 20:57
    Yeah, I agree it's very cool opening to spring on somebody...

    Also, amazingly, it's even stronger to play it as the black side,
    like in

    1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. g3 Nxe4 5. Nxe4 d5!

    since white has taken away the g3 square! WHat a weird gambit that it's actually okay for black to give up a knight.
  3. 17 Nov '06 20:58
    Originally posted by coentje
    Game 2747655

    especially against someone who does not really know how to counter it
    Game 1188128

    This one was more work:
    Game 1232422

    But if someone knows how to counter it, it can be quite disastrous...
    Game 1719830 (game in progress, but the only reason why I haven't resigned yet is that we have a nice conversation)

    The first time I was confronted with the Halloween Gambit, I had never heard about it and didn't use a database, so I am a bit proud that I won the game:
    Game 1122427
  4. 17 Nov '06 21:01
    Seems way too risky to me, don't even bother trying to prove me wrong - it's just my opinion.
  5. 17 Nov '06 21:10
    Last time this was posted I played the guy in a game and crushed him. So go ahead and lose if you care to.
  6. 17 Nov '06 21:15
    Originally posted by cmsMaster
    Seems way too risky to me, don't even bother trying to prove me wrong - it's just my opinion.
    It sure is, but it can be a hell lot of fun! I usually don't play it against higher rated players anymore, though.
  7. Standard member coentje
    Plop!
    17 Nov '06 21:16
    Originally posted by zebano
    Last time this was posted I played the guy in a game and crushed him. So go ahead and lose if you care to.
    lol, i have no doubt that you can beat me anytime with any opening

    but sometimes everything works out and we get games like this, lol, I just love playing it. Almost always nice and short games, either you win or lose in less then 20 moves, lol
  8. Standard member coentje
    Plop!
    17 Nov '06 21:17
    Originally posted by Nordlys
    It sure is, but it can be a hell lot of fun! I usually don't play it against higher rated players anymore, though.
    I'll play it against anyone at anytime but like you can see at my rating, lol, it does not always work out for me.
  9. 17 Nov '06 21:19
    There used to be a good article about the Halloween Gambit at Chessville, but either it's gone or it has a new address.
  10. Standard member coentje
    Plop!
    17 Nov '06 21:23
    Originally posted by Nordlys
    There used to be a good article about the Halloween Gambit at Chessville, but either it's gone or it has a new address.
    I have got a great analysis in a pdf if you are interested.

    http://de-loos.com/UON13HalloweenGambit.pdf
  11. 17 Nov '06 21:27
    Originally posted by coentje
    I have got a great analysis in a pdf if you are interested.

    http://de-loos.com/UON13HalloweenGambit.pdf
    Nice, thanks!
  12. Standard member coentje
    Plop!
    17 Nov '06 21:29
    Originally posted by Nordlys
    Nice, thanks!
    I just want to spread the joy and make the Halloween the no.1 opening on RHP
  13. 17 Nov '06 21:39
    Originally posted by coentje
    I just want to spread the joy and make the Halloween the no.1 opening on RHP
    Well, I have been a Halloweenist for a long time. I play it less now, though, as it's not really a sound opening. My newest fun opening is the Dutch, which also makes for some crazy games without being unsound.
  14. 17 Nov '06 21:40
    Originally posted by Nordlys
    There used to be a good article about the Halloween Gambit at Chessville, but either it's gone or it has a new address.
    May be this?

    http://www.chessville.com/UCO/Halloween_Gambit/Part_1.htm

    Cheers

    - Julia
  15. 17 Nov '06 21:43
    Originally posted by CrazyLilTing
    May be this?

    http://www.chessville.com/UCO/Halloween_Gambit/Part_1.htm

    Cheers

    - Julia
    Yeah, that's it.