Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

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    20 Apr '08 17:231 edit

    A common position in the rubbish Damiano Defence- White to play and mate in 11.
  2. Standard memberSwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    2014.05.01
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    20 Apr '08 17:32
    Originally posted by Zweite
    [fen]rnbq1bnr/pppp2pp/6k1/4Q3/2B1P3/8/PPPP1PPP/RNB1K2R[/fen]
    A common position in the rubbish Damiano Defence- White to play and mate in 11.
    I don't think you can blame a position this bad on just the opening. Even the more common openings sometimes have 'only moves'. If Black refuses to play 3...Qe7, he's not really playing a 'name' opening any more; he's just getting punked.
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    20 Apr '08 17:36
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    I don't think you can blame a position this bad on just the opening. Even the more common openings sometimes have 'only moves'. If Black refuses to play 3...Qe7, he's not really playing a 'name' opening any more; he's just getting punked.
    Yes, that is true, but most commonly this is played by people unaware of Qe7, so they go piece-grabbing. Solved it yet?
    (The opening is named after grandmaster Damiano who proved its rubbishness apparently!)
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    20 Apr '08 17:36
    Btw, SwissGambit, thanks for the PG. Still working on it... 😳
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    20 Apr '08 18:38
    SOLV'D (😉) SwissGambit... why am I not surprised?
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