Originally posted by nimzo5
That reminds me, last Summer on a flight to Europe the airline had Kasparov Chessmate as an inflight entertainment option. IDK if the computer running it was incredibly old, but at max rating I picked up several wins in QG games where the computer took the pawn and created positional suicide trying to keep it at all costs.
That's funny. Likewise, I have kind of become obsessed with keeping the gambit pawn as black against the QG, at all costs including a loss.
I am not an opening technician but just mainly follow a games database or the MCO. Yet, I know it is futile to keep the QG "gambit" pawn unless white allows it.
I am trying to change. Continue to do c6 (the slav/semi-slav) with dxc4 at some point, but only try to "sneak" keeping the gambit pawn if the opportunity presents itself, and not at all costs.