Originally posted by Katastroof
That's right!Let me say it again: Vienna Gambit;Hamppe-Allgaier-Thorold Gambit.That name alone deserves a post.Ha!
Seriously,I was playing over this game.At the end it felt like I got run over by a truck.I don't think I understand anything of what happened.Some brave soul wants to try add some notes?Or maybe someone has this game with annotations?Would b ...[text shortened]... gives it as played in Hollywood,1944.Yet another task for E.Winter!
Just briefly, I found 2 games with Capablanca playing the black side of this from 1901. Just from looking at the database it seems like white has more success with 9.Bxf4 instead of 9.exd5 (and also 8.Bc4+ is more popular than 8.d4). After 9.exd5 black should probably play 9...Qe7+ a la Capablanca. It all seems very very random to me though, and I wouldn't want to play either side against anyone who had run it properly through an engine : )
I've never played either side of 5.h4, I always preferred 5.d4. (The Scottish GM Paul Motwani played this with a lot of success, although I think it might have been 'refuted'?!).
Anyway, Greenpawn will probably know of this Hampot-Bampot-Gambit variation, he has all the old books...hope this helps a little.