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  1. Standard member chessisvanity
    THE BISHOP GOD
    11 Jan '08 05:54
    So as you all know... cause you follow my every move....
    I used to play Hyper-modern crap openings....

    I switched to Classical openings....1.e4 1.d4 and 1...e5 and 1...d5

    The only problem opening I have is the Kings Gambit...

    Should I accept or decline? I'm in favour of declining....
  2. 11 Jan '08 06:06
    1.e4...e5
    2.f4...d5 Falkbeer counter-gambit is fun.
  3. Standard member chessisvanity
    THE BISHOP GOD
    11 Jan '08 06:07
    is it sound?....

    And i doubt i'll find that in my Alekhine games collection....

    but if it is sound i'll get a book....

    is it?
  4. Standard member hammster21
    Endgamer
    11 Jan '08 06:12
    Originally posted by chessisvanity
    So as you all know... cause you follow my every move....
    I used to play Hyper-modern crap openings....

    I switched to Classical openings....1.e4 1.d4 and 1...e5 and 1...d5

    The only problem opening I have is the Kings Gambit...

    Should I accept or decline? I'm in favour of declining....
    I play it as white and the only way to play it (as black) is to accept it. Either accepting it early and consolidating, or possibly delaying accepting it.

    You might try the Abbazia defense(Modern Defense is its listed in the games explorer)
    1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 d5
    If white plays the kings bishops gambit (3. Bc4), then your going to need something else.

    I hate this line as white as it takes alot of the sting out of the KG. The game develops into an open game, without alot of tricky tacics that sometimes arise out of the KG. It allows black to take control of the game and should lead you into more familiar territory then your opponent. Black has a better win % then white in this line in the games explorer, masters games.
  5. 11 Jan '08 06:15 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by chessisvanity
    is it sound?....

    And i doubt i'll find that in my Alekhine games collection....

    but if it is sound i'll get a book....

    is it?
    Well soundness really isn't that much of an issue at our level.
    But yes, it's perfectly fine.
    Players who have used the Falkbeer Couter-gambit (& won with the black pieces) include Short, Karpov, Morphy, Gligoric, Marshall, Pillsbury etc etc.
    If it's good enough for them you might be ok!
  6. Standard member hammster21
    Endgamer
    11 Jan '08 06:19
    Originally posted by Squelchbelch
    1.e4...e5
    2.f4...d5 Falkbeer counter-gambit is fun.
    I played against this as white 4 times.... I lost 4 times. If you opponent doesn't know theory(which i still don't on it), then white is screwed...
  7. 11 Jan '08 06:23
    Originally posted by hammster21
    I played against this as white 4 times.... I lost 4 times. If you opponent doesn't know theory(which i still don't on it), then white is screwed...
    After 1.e4...e5, 2.f4...d4, 3.exd5...e4 white really should play 4.d3! which can easily be missed. If not, I'd say black has a decent early advantage.
  8. Standard member chessisvanity
    THE BISHOP GOD
    11 Jan '08 06:26
    Originally posted by Squelchbelch
    Well soundness really isn't that much of an issue at our level.
    But yes, it's perfectly fine.
    Players who have used the Falkbeer Couter-gambit (& won with the black pieces) include Short, Karpov, Morphy, Gligoric, Marshall, Pillsbury etc etc.
    If it's good enough for them you might be ok!
    lmao....um yes....
  9. Standard member chessisvanity
    THE BISHOP GOD
    11 Jan '08 06:28
    ok so now the question is.....he plays the KG hoping to "surprise" me...

    if i play the Falkbeer....have i beaten him psychologically.....or does he know these lines?...
  10. 11 Jan '08 06:37 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by chessisvanity
    ok so now the question is.....he plays the KG hoping to "surprise" me...

    if i play the Falkbeer....have i beaten him psychologically.....or does he know these lines?...
    It may well knock him back. If you're playing a 1200-1400 most probably he'll hope you'll accept with 2...exf4 then he'd try to play optimal KG moves such as Nf3/d4/Bxf4/Bc4/0-0/Nc3 so white's plan comes to a shuddering halt on black's 2nd move in the Falkbeer.
  11. Standard member chessisvanity
    THE BISHOP GOD
    11 Jan '08 07:00
    FALKBEER IT IS.....

    plus i plan to make the move 2...d5 and then punch him in the face for the full affect.
  12. 11 Jan '08 07:16
    Originally posted by chessisvanity
    ok so now the question is.....he plays the KG hoping to "surprise" me...

    if i play the Falkbeer....have i beaten him psychologically.....or does he know these lines?...
    if he is worthy enough to even think of playing the KG he will know these lines...if he doesn't then you should just accept(the next time you play him and he plays the KG) and then play 3...g5 followed by 4...g4 and you will most likely win because doesn't know what the crap he is doing.
  13. Standard member chessisvanity
    THE BISHOP GOD
    11 Jan '08 07:18
    lmao..."well look who it is!!!"

    you been away?

    and yer advising the classical defense?

    doesn't white give up his knight for the attack in that line?
  14. 11 Jan '08 07:29
    no I just have been trolling the general forums. He doesn't have to there are many better options than giving up the knight...but if he doesn't know what he is doing he will most likely bungle and give you a great advantage.
  15. Standard member chessisvanity
    THE BISHOP GOD
    11 Jan '08 07:33
    well...i'm talking about a tournament coming up (real otb)

    so if i face the KG....is it the Falkbeer or KGA?