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  1. 26 Aug '06 17:44
    Any1 have any info about the Wing Gambit?

    1.e4 c5 2.b4!?


    FixarN
  2. 26 Aug '06 20:27
    Originally posted by FixarN
    Any1 have any info about the Wing Gambit?

    1.e4 c5 2.b4!?


    FixarN
    I have heard that it is used when you have quite a bit more skill than your opponent and is used to play him instead of playing the board like you would against someone your normal strength. Otherwise you probably know more than I do about it.
  3. 27 Aug '06 09:32
    aha... I see that not many people know alot about it... xD

    FixarN
  4. 27 Aug '06 09:48
    http://www.timeforchess.com/board/showthread.php?threadid=47663

    http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chesscollection?cid=1001004
  5. 27 Aug '06 21:03
    I think there's better ways to avoid the open sicilian than the wing gambit
  6. Donation !~TONY~!
    1...c5!
    27 Aug '06 21:17
    Originally posted by YUG0slav
    I think there's better ways to avoid the open sicilian than the wing gambit
    Ditto, the wing gambit sucks.
  7. 27 Aug '06 21:35
    how about a nice, stable closed sicilian instead?
  8. 28 Aug '06 13:47
    Originally posted by FixarN
    Any1 have any info about the Wing Gambit?

    1.e4 c5 2.b4!?


    FixarN
    To quote Howard Staunton: “…ask some old lady in your neighborhood. Anyone, we should think, could answer your queries who had ever attempted to play a single game.”
  9. 28 Aug '06 14:07
    I have made some research and it´s better to prepare the Gambit with 2.a3!?

    FixarN
  10. 28 Aug '06 14:22
    Dunno if it's good or bad.I've played through those games I linked and then tried it out OTB.Result -100 ratingpoints LOL But I think that's more due to my lack of understanding of the gambit than to the gambit itself.
  11. 29 Aug '06 00:27
    nah, I blame the gambit
  12. Standard member Amaurote
    No Name Maddox
    22 Oct '06 16:55
    Originally posted by FixarN
    I have made some research and it´s better to prepare the Gambit with 2.a3!?

    FixarN
    I'm not so sure - the SWG is all about shock value, so telegraphing your intention to play it would seem to make it more, not less unsound.
  13. 22 Oct '06 19:54
    Originally posted by FixarN
    I have made some research and it´s better to prepare the Gambit with 2.a3!?

    FixarN
    I think you mean 2. a3?!
  14. 22 Oct '06 20:51
    Originally posted by FixarN
    I have made some research and it´s better to prepare the Gambit with 2.a3!?

    FixarN
    If 1. e4 c5 2. a3 then black just plays a5! which stops the wing gambit anyway (after 3. b4? then axb4 4. axb4 Rxa1).

    Of course, if Black thinks he can handle it without 2... a5, then he can use the tempo to develop.
  15. 23 Oct '06 07:41 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by FixarN
    Any1 have any info about the Wing Gambit?

    1.e4 c5 2.b4!?


    FixarN
    Why play an inferior move? If you really must play b4, you may as well play it on move 1. My advice would be if you are so scared of facing the sicilian then play 1.d4 rather than trying to escape main line theory by playing third rate moves.



    My favourite players use 1.e4 and none of them duck from meeting and beating the sicilian head on