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  1. Subscriber lemondrop
    The Art of War
    21 Oct '17 22:56
    Are there any grandmasters who play it?
  2. Subscriber sundown316
    The Mighty Messenger
    21 Oct '17 23:42
    Not that I know of, but Spassky and Bronstein liked it, even Fischer played it 3 times.
  3. Subscriber lemondrop
    The Art of War
    21 Oct '17 23:49
    I've been playing it for a couple years now
    leads to a very lively game
    often gets me in trouble
    but at the level of my competition
    often gets me wins
  4. 22 Oct '17 00:11 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by @lemondrop
    I've been playing it for a couple years now
    leads to a very lively game
    often gets me in trouble
    but at the level of my competition
    often gets me wins
    Greenpawn started a thread about how certain openings appear good at certain levels .

    The opening he used as an example was the drunken king.
  5. 22 Oct '17 13:48
    Originally posted by @lemondrop
    Are there any grandmasters who play it?
    Nop. Since Albin Planinec did it during 70's against Gligoric and Korchnoi (*and when Korchnoi "refuted" his own recommandation from ECO) no GM played it.

    A few, freshly released from mental asylum did, but they don't count.

    But it os okay for club and touristical players as well for other chess plankton.
  6. Subscriber ogb
    22 Oct '17 15:39
    the best line for Black is 1.e4, e5 2. f4, Bc5..wins every time (for me)
  7. 22 Oct '17 22:20
    Originally posted by @ogb
    the best line for Black is 1.e4, e5 2. f4, Bc5..wins every time (for me)
    52-42 white vs black in this line at rhp according to the game explorer.
  8. Subscriber ogb
    23 Oct '17 02:00
    Originally posted by @eladar
    52-42 white vs black in this line at rhp according to the game explorer.
    What's the game explorer? Is it here on this website?
  9. 23 Oct '17 02:09
    Yes, I find it when I scroll to the bottom of my screen game explorer.
  10. 23 Oct '17 02:30
    Originally posted by @lemondrop
    Are there any grandmasters who play it?
    I don't know what it is...I have in fact no clue as to the names of any openings; I've often thought I should, then maybe I could play grown - up chess. Can anyone be bothered to set a diagram up? If not I'll just stay ignorant...
  11. 23 Oct '17 03:07
    Originally posted by @indonesia-phil
    I don't know what it is...I have in fact no clue as to the names of any openings; I've often thought I should, then maybe I could play grown - up chess. Can anyone be bothered to set a diagram up? If not I'll just stay ignorant...
    Your rating seems pretty good to me, maybe little kid chess is better than adult.

    King's gambit is played 1.e4 e5 2. f4
  12. 23 Oct '17 10:08
    Originally posted by @eladar
    Your rating seems pretty good to me, maybe little kid chess is better than adult.

    King's gambit is played 1.e4 e5 2. f4
    It's that simple? Man, this chess theory business is easier than I thought; I might give it a go....On the other hand I might just carry on moving things around and hope for the best. Thanks a lot for the response anyway; sorted, and now I know a chess opening!
  13. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    23 Oct '17 12:11
    Originally posted by @indonesia-phil
    It's that simple? Man, this chess theory business is easier than I thought; I might give it a go....On the other hand I might just carry on moving things around and hope for the best. Thanks a lot for the response anyway; sorted, and now I know a chess opening!
    It might be ok for blitz but long games, not so good. Mostly white destroys his kingside pawn structure for not much compensation. I still use it on 3 minute games.
  14. Subscriber ogb
    23 Oct '17 14:45
    Originally posted by @eladar
    Yes, I find it when I scroll to the bottom of my screen game explorer.
    thanks..I just found game explorer..Morphy's era played KG a bunch..Evans Gambit, too
  15. 23 Oct '17 22:11
    Originally posted by @ogb
    thanks..I just found game explorer..Morphy's era played KG a bunch..Evans Gambit, too
    Do GM's play any gambits anymore?

    Queen's Gambit really isn't a gambit.