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  1. 26 Apr '06 03:57
    hey guys i'm back again and i have experimented with a number of chess games using the basic e4 opening, but recently i have heard people saying queen's gambit is really good and been seeing alot of this. Can anyone explain to me about this opening and why is it so powerful? I read around on the internet and it helps in development much faster and sacrifices the c pawn for control of center, can anyone tell me how the queen's gambit does that?
  2. 26 Apr '06 04:10
    Originally posted by Demoz
    hey guys i'm back again and i have experimented with a number of chess games using the basic e4 opening, but recently i have heard people saying queen's gambit is really good and been seeing alot of this. Can anyone explain to me about this opening and why is it so powerful? I read around on the internet and it helps in development much faster and sacrifices the c pawn for control of center, can anyone tell me how the queen's gambit does that?
    I dont play the queens gambit, but in the QGA, if the black D pawn is exchanged for the white E pawn then white should get more central control, which basicly means the possibility of more space, better squares for the pieces and easier coordination.
  3. Standard member onyx2006
    onyx2007
    26 Apr '06 09:57
    i play mostly queens gambit, checkout some of my games. Although some may be dissapointing! - lol
  4. 26 Apr '06 10:39
    Originally posted by Demoz
    hey guys i'm back again and i have experimented with a number of chess games using the basic e4 opening, but recently i have heard people saying queen's gambit is really good and been seeing alot of this. Can anyone explain to me about this opening and why is it so powerful? I read around on the internet and it helps in development much faster and sacrifices the c pawn for control of center, can anyone tell me how the queen's gambit does that?
    The idea behind the QG is to sacrifice a pawn in order for superior development and position, the pawn is almost impossible to hold onto if the sacrifice is accepted, so white is down a piece only temporarily.
  5. Standard member XanthosNZ
    Cancerous Bus Crash
    26 Apr '06 10:49
    Originally posted by MarsII
    The idea behind the QG is to sacrifice a pawn in order for superior development and position, the pawn is almost impossible to hold onto if the sacrifice is accepted, so white is down a piece only temporarily.
    A pawn is not a piece.
  6. Standard member onyx2006
    onyx2007
    26 Apr '06 11:00 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by MarsII
    the pawn is almost impossible to hold onto if the sacrifice is accepted
    sorry but I totally disagree, I regain the pawn about 90% of the time in the opening when the bishop is let loose...
  7. Standard member XanthosNZ
    Cancerous Bus Crash
    26 Apr '06 11:07
    Originally posted by onyx2006
    sorry but I totally disagree, I regain the pawn about 90% of the time in the opening when the bishop is let loose...
    You can't read. He is saying that black cannot hold the pawn. You are agreeing with him.
  8. Standard member onyx2006
    onyx2007
    26 Apr '06 11:26
    Originally posted by XanthosNZ
    You can't read. He is saying that black cannot hold the pawn. You are agreeing with him.
    i am wee tod did, i am sofa king wee tod did.

    lol - sorry bout that!
  9. Standard member 33moves
    4th stooge
    27 Apr '06 05:34
    Originally posted by Demoz
    hey guys i'm back again and i have experimented with a number of chess games using the basic e4 opening, but recently i have heard people saying queen's gambit is really good and been seeing alot of this. Can anyone explain to me about this opening and why is it so powerful? I read around on the internet and it helps in development much faster and sacrifices the c pawn for control of center, can anyone tell me how the queen's gambit does that?
    I highly recommend the book (its cheap too) Starting Out: Queens Gambit from Everyman publishers. It covers the basics of the many variations you might run into, and the posional ideas behind them. In fact, any of the Starting Out series is great when it comes to openings, though Silmans website does say the one on the French is spotty. Good luck- I open with e4, but I always have fun playing QGD as black- well... not always.