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Post Re: Zibbit - Icelandic miniatures #2 [9:04]
great game. i think that opening should not be underestimated. :)

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Post Re: Zibbit - Icelandic miniatures #2 [9:04]
Never seen that opening before..I guess it can catch anyone. Nice video!

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Post Re: Zibbit - Icelandic miniatures #2 [9:04]
Common sense would say that there must a simple refutation to the Halloween Gambit or everyone would be playing it and then nobody would be playing it since the game of chess would be ruined. But, it appears that in this game, black was completely unprepared for it and therefore, it worked out great! Really fun video to watch!

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Post Re: Zibbit - Icelandic miniatures #2 [9:04]
great video! do u know wut the time control was for this match? black seemed to make some really weird moves

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Post Re: Zibbit - Icelandic miniatures #2 [9:04]
Time control was 1:30 for the game +30 seconds each move a standard time control these days in FIDE tournaments more or less. It's true black made some weird moves but this is a difficult opening to meet for the first time. Like I showed ...Ng6 with the ...d5 idea is one way to get an easy game vs the Halloween Attack. (called it gambit in the video but it's called "The Halloween Attack").

This way of trying to keep the piece with ...Nc6 is probably the worst way because white gets super compensation with the pawn on d6 and better developement. But surprisingly many black players allow exactly that.

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Post Re: Zibbit - Icelandic miniatures #2 [9:04]
:D :D :D Thx Ingvar. That sac is unsound but it must be difficult to meet over the board if you haven't met it before. Didn't Steinitz stomp out gambit play over a hundred years ago? Nice whatever tho and keepem comin.

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Post Re: Zibbit - Icelandic miniatures #2 [9:04]
Wasn't the win for white just as much down to black's lack of development than the very unsound gambit. Black had plenty of opportunities to develop and didn't.

Apart from white's control of the centre and space with his pawns I can't see what white gains from this opening.

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Post Re: Zibbit - Icelandic miniatures #2 [9:04]
This is one of my favorite blitz openings, but most people give the piece back.

evan7284 wrote:
Wasn't the win for white just as much down to black's lack of development than the very unsound gambit. Black had plenty of opportunities to develop and didn't.

Apart from white's control of the centre and space with his pawns I can't see what white gains from this opening.


One of the main points of this gambit is to impede black's development. The pawn on d6 prevents, or at least delays the development of both of black's bishops, the Knight on a6 was stuck preventing the fork and was as developed as it could be at that point, and the bishops prevented black from castling to either side, preventing the development of the rooks.

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