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  1. 28 Dec '06 01:55
    I know I am a weak player, but simply setting up the pieces for the first 10 moves bores me. I need openings that involve fireworks from the very beginning. Any suggestions would be highly appreciated for my ADHD ridden brain.
  2. 28 Dec '06 01:56
    Originally posted by deathandrugby
    I know I am a weak player, but simply setting up the pieces for the first 10 moves bores me. I need openings that involve fireworks from the very beginning. Any suggestions would be highly appreciated for my ADHD ridden brain.
    Fried Liver
  3. 28 Dec '06 01:58
    Originally posted by Bedlam
    Fried Liver
    Can you give me an example of this?
  4. 28 Dec '06 02:04
    1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. Ng5 d5 5. exd5 Nxd5 allows the fried liver, however black has a better move: 5...Na5.
    But if you want to play firework openings I would say 1. e4 with white
    playin open games ( Nc3 vs the french, kings gambit, open sicilians)
    this will take a big amount of time to study though,
    well, if u need some advice dont hesitate to send a message)
  5. Standard member Monty348
    Chess Disciple
    28 Dec '06 02:07
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%22fried_liver_attack%22
  6. 28 Dec '06 05:03
    A friend of mine swears by the Halloween Gambit - it's not particuarly easy for an unprepared black to deal with:

    1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Nxe5?! Nxe5 5. d4! ... and white follows the retreat with 6. e5 next move. Black has a lot of compensation, though not nearly enough to actually make the opening sound.
  7. Standard member Korch
    Chess Warrior
    28 Dec '06 05:41
    Originally posted by OrangeKing
    A friend of mine swears by the Halloween Gambit - it's not particuarly easy for an unprepared black to deal with:

    1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Nxe5?! Nxe5 5. d4! ... and white follows the retreat with 6. e5 next move. Black has a lot of compensation, though not nearly enough to actually make the opening sound.
    This opening is incorrect. In my opinion one of the best way to refute it is after 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Nxe5 Nxe5 5. d4 Nc6 6. d5 Ne5 7. f4 Ng6 8. e5 (the best white resnponses to black moves) playing 8... Bb4 giving back a piece but, getting large positional advantage.
  8. 28 Dec '06 05:46
    hi go for king's gambit or Grob which r highly tactical ..
  9. Standard member Korch
    Chess Warrior
    28 Dec '06 06:03
    Originally posted by harisankars2003
    hi go for king's gambit or Grob which r highly tactical ..
    Kings gambit player needs to know a lot of theory. Grob is not perspective.....
  10. 28 Dec '06 06:32
    I quite like the Moller Gambit, played some damn good games with that, not the soundest line but will certainly spice up any game.
  11. Standard member Korch
    Chess Warrior
    28 Dec '06 08:49
    Originally posted by Bedlam
    I quite like the Moller Gambit, played some damn good games with that, not the soundest line but will certainly spice up any game.
    Moller Gambit? Which one it is?
  12. 28 Dec '06 09:24
    Try the Morra gambit against anyone who plays the Sicilian against you.
    It's highly tactical & full of pitfalls for the unsuspecting black player.

    1.e4...c5 2.d4...cxd4 3.c3...dxc3 4.Nxc3

    It gives you plenty of chances to get an early attack underway with a gain of an extra tempo & open c & d files to put your rooks on to pressure the centre.
    The position after move 4 is this:
  13. Standard member Dragon Fire
    Lord of all beasts
    28 Dec '06 09:51 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by deathandrugby
    I know I am a weak player, but simply setting up the pieces for the first 10 moves bores me. I need openings that involve fireworks from the very beginning. Any suggestions would be highly appreciated for my ADHD ridden brain.
    Play 1. e4 then follow up with Kings Gambit if black plays 1. .. e5, e.g. Game 2843020
    or Morra Gambit if black plays 1. .. c5, e.g. Game 2868884

    Both these are sounder than the Fried Liver and less easy for black to avoid.

    Fireworks are guaranteed.

    Of course if you really feel brave try the Grob, 1. g4, e.g. Game 2303869 as white dictates the game from the outset. Enter the current Grob Tournament to give it a try.
  14. 28 Dec '06 11:35
    Originally posted by deathandrugby
    I know I am a weak player, but simply setting up the pieces for the first 10 moves bores me. I need openings that involve fireworks from the very beginning. Any suggestions would be highly appreciated for my ADHD ridden brain.
    If I were you rather than try and be the terminator at 1300 I would read the getting to 1400/1600 threads and improve your understanding of the game. Once you have played 40-60 games then review them and see where you went wrong.

    Unless I'm mistaken games at 1300-1500 usually end because of the following reasons :-

    - overlooking a simple attack
    - giving away/receiving free pieces
    - Attacks with a Queen while the other pieces are undeveloped.

    See the how to remain under 1400 for ever thread.
  15. 28 Dec '06 11:52
    Originally posted by deathandrugby
    I know I am a weak player, but simply setting up the pieces for the first 10 moves bores me. I need openings that involve fireworks from the very beginning. Any suggestions would be highly appreciated for my ADHD ridden brain.
    Try to play black in at least 50% of your games.

    Learn tactics & basic strategy, but concentrate on tactics.

    Practice some endgames with a view of understanding how the individual pieces move & can be used in harmony in a pretty empty board.

    Also, don't resign early. Play until the bitter end and against slightly better players, say 1350-1450 & see how they finish you off when they go ahead.

    Try not to make 1 mistake after another though - if you lose a piece or whatever, try to consolidate.

    Always ask yourself "why did he just make that move?"
    Assess the situation asking yourself:
    1) What threats do I now face
    2) What threats do I pose?
    3) Can I force a move that improves my attacking potential?

    That's very basic (as it can only really be) but hope it helps.