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Post Re: Coffeehouse Chess: The Nymphomaniac Attack [30:26]
Not what I was expecting with that thread title, but I guess this is still a chess site!

In the line after 1.e4 c6 2.Nf3 d5 3.e5 Bf5 4.Nh4 Bg6 5.e6 f5 6.Nxg6 hxg6 7.Qe2 Qd6 8. g3 now ..g5!? (instead of ..Nf6 or ..Na6) with the idea of Rh6 looks interesting to me, how is White defending the e-pawn?

Anyway, I'll be sure to try this line sometime. Reminds me of my favourite Spielmann gambit.

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Post Re: Coffeehouse Chess: The Nymphomaniac Attack [30:26]
Your move order seems wrong- you have e6 played before Nxg6. If you mean
1. e4 c6 2. Nf3 d5 3. e5 Bf5 4. Nh4 Bg6 5. Nxg6 hxg6 6. e6 f5 7. Qe2 Qd6 8. g3
g5!? then 9. d4 Rh6 10. Bxg5 Rxe6 11. Be3 leads to a position assessed as dead equal by Rybka. However, Black's dark squared bishop is still buried, White has the two bishops, The rook on e6 may be misplaced and White retains the option to castle both ways whereas Black only has the Q-side. Computer evaluations aside I'd prefer to play White. It's an interesting idea and I'll incorporate it into my database file on the opening.

Incidentally, I have quite a bit more analysis of these lines in Chess Opening Wizard format if you or anyone else is interested. The full program is $ but the reader is free. Just PM me if you're interested. Thanks for looking at these lines, Fox. :)

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Post Re: Coffeehouse Chess: The Nymphomaniac Attack [30:26]
Yeah, that's the line I meant (wrote it down from memory, sorry). Good to hear that the engine likes this as well. ..g5 was just an instinctive idea since Black does have the h-file to work with, and the e6 pawn is quite a nuisance, anyway.

It's clear that White isn't better, but I have no problem at all playing "equal" positions that require (and allow for) creative thinking. Both sides could easily end up worse, Black if he's not able to untangle himself in time, White on the other hand would be ill-advised to wait for ..e5. This is actually something I'd play for both sides, Black's unorthodox manuevering reminds me of some Nimzowitsch positions.

Panov is still king in terms of CK treatment for me, but I'll certainly let out my nympho side once in a while from now on (finally!).

Edit: Just analyzed this a bit and it seems that not taking on g5 may yield a small edge for White, e.g. 10. Qd3! Qxe6+ 11. Be2 Rh5!? (how else to defend the pawn?) and now 11. Qb3 with the idea of playing something like Be3/c4/Nc3 gives White good play.

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Post Re: Coffeehouse Chess: The Nymphomaniac Attack [30:26]
I am very impressed with the DVD quality presentation and production of this video. Big kudos for that.

You might have inspired me to do a video on the trickiest opening I know of in chess.

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Post Re: Coffeehouse Chess: The Nymphomaniac Attack [30:26]
Thanks katar! I'm dying to know what the "trickiest opening you know" is! :)

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Post Re: Coffeehouse Chess: The Nymphomaniac Attack [30:26]
Wow! Over 300 hits so far and counting! I guess Sex Sells!

That is a fun little opening. Played a few with my friend last night in blitz.

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Post Re: Coffeehouse Chess: The Nymphomaniac Attack [30:26]
sfarmer29 wrote:
Wow! Over 300 hits so far and counting! I guess Sex Sells!

That is a fun little opening. Played a few with my friend last night in blitz.


Yes I was struck by the number of hits too. Clearly, I should have named the series "Barely Legal Openings". What I imagine though is that 95% of those hits consist of people who watch the first minute and then turn it off when they realize it's about a couple of traps in the Caro-Kann :lol:

I didn't explain the name on the video. Although Kevin Spraggett seems to have originated the line, Jack Young was the guy who first analyzed it and brought it to life so I think it's fair that he gets to name it as Spraggett doesn't seem to have repeated the line. Jack named the opening after one of his ex-co-workers who brought a photo to work of a different boyfriend every week.

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Post Re: Coffeehouse Chess: The Nymphomaniac Attack [30:26]
An excellent video. Thanks kamus. I now play this in 3-min games. A critical line is 7 Bb5 Bxf3. Therefore I ran 1 5-min tournament using strong engines. 1. Nf3 c6 2. e4 d5 3. e5 Bg4 4. d4 e6 5. c3 c5 6. dxc5 Nc6 7. Bb5 Bxf3 8.Qxf3 Bxc5 9. O-O Ne7 10. Nd2 Qc7 11. Re1 Ng6 12. Qg3 a6 13. Ba4 O-O 14. Nf3 = seems to be good play for both sides. The pgn file is attached in case someone is interested.


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I would love to see the results- I don't see the pgn here. Thanks, AGMC :D

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Post Re: Coffeehouse Chess: The Nymphomaniac Attack [30:26]
Sorry kamus, the pgn file would not attach do I have sent it via admin e-mail.


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Post Re: Coffeehouse Chess: The Nymphomaniac Attack [30:26]
If you sent it to admin, it will never be heard from again :) - send it directly to me, kamus, if you can- thanks!

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Post Re: Coffeehouse Chess: The Nymphomaniac Attack [30:26]
Hi kamus The pgn file still refuses to upload for me using 'attach file'. Has anyone else managed to do this? If you post your e-mail address or send me an empty e-mail I will send you the file today - 20 games.

Regarding the trap line you introduced me to, I think this is interesting and instructive.

1. Nf3 c6 2. e4 d5 3. e5 Bg4 4. d4 e6 5. c3 c5 6. dxc5 Nc6 7. Bb5 Bxc5 8.
Bxc6+ bxc6 9. Qa4 Bxf3 10. Qxc6+ Kf8 11. Qxc5+ ( 3-games by humans) Ne7 12. gxf3 Rc8 13. Qxa7
Nf5 14. Nd2 Qh4 15. Nf1 Qh3 16. Ng3 Qg2 17. Nxf5! (New move by Stockfish 4) Qxh1+ 18. Ke2 exf5 19. e6
fxe6 20. Bg5 Qxh2 21. Qe7+ Kg8 22. Qxe6+ Kf8 23. Be7+ Ke8 24. Bb4+ Kd8 25.
Qe7# *


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Post Re: Coffeehouse Chess: The Nymphomaniac Attack [30:26]
Thanks- I'll add this to the database! :)

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