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  1. 31 Oct '09 23:55 / 2 edits
    hi, when originally looking through wormwoods games i was struck by his use of this
    very sound and promising gambit, which i had originally thought was the scotch, it turns
    out that it has the wonderful name of Urusov Gambit. white immediately plays
    2.Bc4 avoiding a plethora of Ruy Lopez theory and the very solid Petroff defence.

  2. 01 Nov '09 01:01
    Now that is fast development!! Impressive game mister woodworm. Morphy would be proud.
  3. 01 Nov '09 01:22
    Originally posted by Maxime Ferlatte
    Now that is fast development!! Impressive game mister woodworm. Morphy would be proud.
    hi, that game was not actually played by woodworm himself, but he has a much faster win, in about ten moves, but i cannot find it. will try to though.
  4. 01 Nov '09 09:20 / 1 edit
    I too thought it was a scotch variant. He plays it a lot. I think I'll start playing it myself. Ah Woodworm is a brilliant player!!
  5. 01 Nov '09 10:16
    It's a variation of the Bishop's Opening. Black can avoid the gambit and transpose
    it into a Two Knights Defense by playing 4...Nc6 instead of 4...Nxe4.
    Here's a game with Alekhine handling the opening in a different way by playing
    4...Bc5

  6. 01 Nov '09 10:27
    If black does play 4...Nxe4 then it's called the Keidanski Gambit (a variation of the
    Urosov Gambit named after Hermann Keidanski). Here's a game with Keidanski
    beating Lasker using this opening.

  7. Standard member hww
    01 Nov '09 11:54
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    hi, that game was not actually played by woodworm himself, but he has a much faster win, in about ten moves, but i cannot find it. will try to though.
  8. 01 Nov '09 14:07 / 1 edit
    Don't leave people in this position. Instructive stuff here.



    The final position of the last game shown.

    Woody's opponent resigned. Why?

    After 12...Nxh7 13.Bxe7 wins the exchange and everyone nods their in agreement.



    So suddenly nobody has lost a game when they were the exhange up?

    White has swapped two good Bishops for a naff Bishop and a tame Rook
    just to win an h-pawn.

    Plausible line - look out for 17...d4!!



    And what about 12...Kh8?



    So it's an OTB game. You are White - you to play. Win it.

    Edit1: (woody you are not allowed to comment).
  9. 01 Nov '09 16:28
    Hi greenpawn, nice variant.
    But b2-b4 is hara-kiri, I would play Te3 and I think white is better.
  10. 01 Nov '09 19:17
    Originally posted by woodworm
    Hi greenpawn, nice variant.
    But b2-b4 is hara-kiri, I would play Te3 and I think white is better.
    b2-b4 is fur da Katz
  11. 01 Nov '09 22:58
    Hi guys.

    I have (and we all have) seen a lot worse than b4 on here.
    I can just imagine a game going that way.

    Just pointing out that leaving a position like on here is no good.
    These things should be rung dry of tactcis. They have to be OTB.

    No takers yet on the win(s0 after Kh8.
  12. 02 Nov '09 01:05
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Hi guys.

    I have (and we all have) seen a lot worse than b4 on here.
    I can just imagine a game going that way.

    Just pointing out that leaving a position like on here is no good.
    These things should be rung dry of tactcis. They have to be OTB.

    No takers yet on the win(s0 after Kh8.
    Took me quite a while but I think I found something neat.



    13.Rxe6 fxe6 14.Bg6+ Kg8 15.Bxf6 Nxf6 16.Ng5 Qc8 17.Bh7+ Kh8 18.Bf5+ Kg8 19.Bxe6 winning the queen.
    Let's hope it holds up to scrutiny.