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  1. 19 Mar '10 18:59 / 4 edits
    my book arrived today all the way from the USA. Its named after a dude who was
    an officer in the Yankee army, but he was in love with a flower of the south,
    therfore he resigned his commission, and was due to be court martialed, before it
    happened , he sped south and was captured by the confederates and almost
    hanged as a spy, convincing them of his love and loyalty he then became an officer
    in the confederate army, serving throughout the war. What a swashbuckling dude
    colonel Tennison was, disdaining rank and honour for the love of a lady, a fitting
    example for any gambiteer of the high seas today! He settled in New Orleans and
    is a relative of Paulbuchmanfromfics just across the way in Mississippi, What is his
    gambit, but the father of the Budapest, 1.Nf3 d5, 2.e4



    note the similarity to the Budapest gambit with reversed colours, me thinks it may
    also be used against the centre counter as a surprise weapon in a game of blitz, 🙂

    avast there ye landlubbers, hoist the jolly roger, to the high seas, its a gambiteers
    life for me!
  2. 19 Mar '10 19:13 / 1 edit
    Hi there buddy! I sent you a PM with some nice Tennison details. T-Chex refers to this as HIS gambit, so he will probably have a few pointers for you too!

    Unfortunately, I am no relation to Tennison, although I do reside in the south. hehe My people were back in Italy way back then. 🙂
  3. 19 Mar '10 19:24
    Originally posted by paulbuchmanfromfics
    Hi there buddy! I sent you a PM with some nice Tennison details. T-Chex refers to this as HIS gambit, so he will probably have a few pointers for you too!

    Unfortunately, I am no relation to Tennison, although I do reside in the south. hehe My people were back in Italy way back then. 🙂
    thanks dude, i will check it out. did you enjoy the Petrosian book? i though the the biographical details excellent, the way Petrosian tells of sitting face to face with the legendary Keres, his hand literally shaking as he picked up his pieces, Geller strutting about like peacock. Interesting in the Tennison book, is the verdict of Ruy Lopez, where he states that opening moves like 1.c4, 1.d4, 1.Nf3, 1.f4 are so bad that beginners would not even play them, lol!

    Ha, when has T-Chex ever ridden on horseback to win the love of some Southern Belle, this is a gambit for pirates of the high seas, not pussy cats that whine when someone plays the closed Sicilian or the c3 Sicilian 😉
  4. 19 Mar '10 19:44
    Yes, I am enjoying the Petrosian book very much. I'm reading three books at one time though! I'll play through a little Petrosian, then a little Golombek on Capablanca, and to top it off I'm reading The Art Of Positional Play by Reshevsky (another games collection). 🙂

    Right now, I have a bad sinus infection though, and it is really hard to see straight. I'm on antibiotics and pain killers for a week, but the pain still comes and goes. 🙁
  5. 19 Mar '10 23:00
    It also has links with Englund Gambit, I have had this in blitz games.

    I bet T-Chex has as well, he even tried 4.Qe2 in a 'serious' game on here.
    He won but the lad did not fall for the trap.

    The Tennispn Trap

  6. 20 Mar '10 13:49
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    It also has links with Englund Gambit, I have had this in blitz games.

    I bet T-Chex has as well, he even tried 4.Qe2 in a 'serious' game on here.
    He won but the lad did not fall for the trap.

    The Tennispn Trap

    [pgn]
    1. e4 d5 2. Nf3 dxe4 3. Ng5 Nf6 4. Qe2 Bf5 5. Qb5+ Bd7 6. Qxb7 Bc6 7. Bb5
    Qd7 8. Bxc6 Qxc6 9. Qc8[/pgn]
    wow, pretty cool pawn dude 🙂
  7. 20 Mar '10 18:14
    Very nice trap. 4 ... Qd5 looks pretty ugly for white, though. Is that the refutation?
  8. 20 Mar '10 21:47
    I think anything that does not fall for the trap is a possible refuatation.
  9. 21 Mar '10 23:40 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    [b]It also has links with Englund Gambit, I have had this in blitz games.

    I bet T-Chex has as well, he even tried 4.Qe2 in a 'serious' game on here.
    He won but the lad did not fall for the trap.
    I dont really like it in anything other then high speed blitz or against players significantly weaker then myself, mainly because black has some ways to allow a recapturing of the pawn into a very favourable middlegame - it is the sort of gambit which relies on your opponents greed to get the best (although, to be fair, the scandinavian is known to attract very solid and materialistic players so you will often force them into a sharp position which they wont like)

    Here is an example of things going badly wrong.

  10. Standard member nimzo5
    Ronin
    22 Mar '10 19:29
    I had never heard about Tennison or his gambit before (d4 player.) Anyone have a link to his bio.. I couldnt find anything but one sentence blurbs.
  11. 22 Mar '10 21:06
    Yeah, I dont know anything about this 'so called' tension character either - he sounds a bit of a dubious person to have named a chess opening after, given he deserted the american army at their time of greatest need so he could get his leg over some girl.

    I still think that since I am the first one to popularise its use and bring it to public attention that, on red hot pawn at least, it should henceforth be known as the Tyrannosaurus Gambit - it sounds alot cooler for starters, and also you lot have actually heard of me too, thus making the naming more relevent to real life.
  12. 22 Mar '10 22:29
    Originally posted by Tyrannosauruschex
    he deserted the american army at their time of greatest need so he could get his leg over some girl.
    erm... welcome to America?
  13. 22 Mar '10 23:32 / 1 edit
    What a bunch Philistine peasants you lot are.

    Colonel Alfred Tennison (he of the Gambit) was a World reknown poet.

    He wrote the words...

    "I shot an arrow into the air,
    It fell to earth, I knew not where"

    Although in the case of this gambit.

    "I pushed a pawn onto a square,
    If it got taken I did not care."
  14. 23 Mar '10 00:20
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    What a bunch Philistine peasants you lot are.

    Colonel Alfred Tennison (he of the Gambit) was a World reknown poet.

    He wrote the words...

    "I shot an arrow into the air,
    It fell to earth, I knew not where"

    Although in the case of this gambit.

    "I pushed a pawn onto a square,
    If it got taken I did not care."
    greenpawn yer a blether
  15. Standard member nimzo5
    Ronin
    23 Mar '10 12:40
    Originally posted by Big Orange Country
    erm... welcome to America?
    I look at it this way, relations with the in-laws can be tense.. but imagine if you fought for the North against your in-laws family.. that would go over well at the Thanksgiving dinner table.