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  1. 30 Nov '07 22:57
    OK, so here's a Halloween Gambit game i just finished. Any thoughts or comments?

    Game 4111462
  2. 30 Nov '07 23:15
    Originally posted by Dejection
    OK, so here's a Halloween Gambit game i just finished. Any thoughts or comments?

    Game 4111462
    Scary? (Okay, I just couldn't resist.)
  3. 30 Nov '07 23:16 / 1 edit
    Do you plan on making any more moves Mad Rook?
  4. 30 Nov '07 23:22
    Originally posted by tomtom232
    Do you plan on making any more moves Mad Rook?
    I haven't decided. What do you think?
  5. 30 Nov '07 23:23
    Originally posted by Mad Rook
    I haven't decided. What do you think?
    I would like to play a game against you sometime. You seem like you know what you are talking about when it comes to chess so why not play?
  6. 30 Nov '07 23:35
    Originally posted by tomtom232
    I would like to play a game against you sometime. You seem like you know what you are talking about when it comes to chess so why not play?
    Nah, I'm a patzer. It's weird, but sometimes I seem to enjoy the culture of chess more than the actual playing. Besides, I kinda like the fact that I have one move for every day of the year.
  7. 30 Nov '07 23:43
    Originally posted by Dejection
    OK, so here's a Halloween Gambit game i just finished. Any thoughts or comments?

    Game 4111462
    That game seemd like u were losing the whole time. Is that oppening even considerd ok to play? I don't mean this to sound rude. Just at the very least looks bad at a quick glance?
  8. 30 Nov '07 23:47
    Originally posted by Dejection
    OK, so here's a Halloween Gambit game i just finished. Any thoughts or comments?

    Game 4111462
    ...Nh6 was bad and he also castled to the wrong side.
  9. 30 Nov '07 23:50 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Kevin Mcfarland
    That game seemd like u were losing the whole time. Is that oppening even considerd ok to play? I don't mean this to sound rude. Just at the very least looks bad at a quick glance?
    It's a very fun opening, and if your opponent doesn't know how to reply to it, it can be disastrous for black. However, if your opponent does know how to reply to it, you are likely to be in trouble yourself. Here's an article about it: http://www.chessville.com/UCO/Halloween_Gambit/Part_1.htm

    I have only looked very quickly through the game, and it looks to me like both sides made some pretty bad moves, and white was lucky to win.

    Edit: This was probably my most fun Halloween game: Game 1188128
  10. 01 Dec '07 01:32
    Originally posted by Nordlys
    It's a very fun opening, and if your opponent doesn't know how to reply to it, it can be disastrous for black. However, if your opponent does know how to reply to it, you are likely to be in trouble yourself. Here's an article about it: http://www.chessville.com/UCO/Halloween_Gambit/Part_1.htm

    I have only looked very quickly through the game, and it looks ...[text shortened]... e was lucky to win.

    Edit: This was probably my most fun Halloween game: Game 1188128
    I like your pawn chain at move 10
  11. 01 Dec '07 01:53
    This is what Crafty says (all scores from white's point of view)

    [Event "Challenge"]
    [Site "http://www.redhotpawn.com"]
    [Date "2007.10.05"]
    [EndDate "2007.11.30"]
    [Round "?"]
    [White "Dejection"]
    [Black "aardy"]
    [WhiteRating "1458"]
    [BlackRating "1372"]
    [Result "1-0"]
    [GameId "4111462"]

    1. e4 e5
    2. Ng1f3 Nb8c6
    3. Nb1c3 Ng8f6
    4. Nf3xe5{-1.75} Nc6xe5{-1.77}
    5. d4{-1.71} Ne5g6{-1.67}
    6. e5{-1.60} Nf6g8{-1.57}
    7. Bf1c4{-1.62} Bf8b4{-1.09}
    8. Qd1f3{-1.07} Qd8e7{-1.06}
    9. O-O{-1.05} Bb4xc3{-0.99}
    10. bxc3{-1.13} Ng8h6{-1.21}
    11. Bc1xh6{-1.23} gxh6{-1.22}
    12. Ra1e1{-1.20} O-O{-1.41 The only other try wasRb8 then b6 Bb7}
    13. Qf3e3{-1.52 All moves up to here had been played before by Brause, modified Crafty} d5{-0.81}
    14. Bc4xd5{-0.78} c6{-0.64}
    15. Bd5e4{-0.43} Qe7h4 {-0.55}
    16. f4{-0.70} Ng6e7{+0.01 Mistake. f5 should have been played}
    17. f5{-0.41} Qh4g5{-0.38}
    18. c4{-0.21} Kg8h8{+0.01 Had no idea what he was planning, maybe Rg8}
    19. d5{+0.30} Bc8d7{+0.17}
    20. Qe3xg5{+0.18} hxg5{+1.00}
    21. e6{+1.09} cxd5{+1.08}
    22. cxd5{+1.08} fxe6{+1.33}
    23. fxe6{+1.26} Bd7b5{+1.25}
    24. Rf1xf8{+1.26}} Ra8xf8{+1.25}
    25. d6{+1.59} Ne7c6{+2.54}
    26. e7{+2.57} Rf8e8{+2.80}
    27. Re1b1{+2.78} a6{+6.44}
    28. Rb1xb5{+7.25} Nc6xe7{+7.24}
    29. Rb5xb7{+7.31} Ne7g6{+7.87}
    30. Be4xg6{+8.82} hxg6{+8.63}
    31. d7{+8.79} Re8d8{+9.09}
    32. c4{+9.05} Kh8g7{+10.25}
    33. c5{+10.29} Kg7f6{10.59}
    34. c6{+11.36} Rd8f8{+28.86}
    35. c7{+28.86} 1-0

    I think the major mistake that he made was Kh8.