Guess the Opening!

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cliff
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Guess the Opening!

Post by cliff » Tue Oct 27, 2009 12:23 am

So, can anyone tell me what this dubious little gambit might be called?

1. e4 e5
2. Nf3 Nc6
3. Nc3 Nf6
4. Nxe5?!

Should be prettty easy....


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Post by abiodun » Tue Oct 27, 2009 3:23 am

Greetings Cliff ...... ! I always enjoy having these old brain cells tested ..... :wink:

I knew from reading the move-order, that this sounded to be some variation of The Four Knights Opening, but I couldn't remember the name of this particular gambit ...??.. :( So then it was off to my dusty copy of Firmian's MCO .... which didn't help ..... :( .... at which point I finally had to cheat and consult my mega ECO on disk ...... and alas ..........

The Four Knights Opening .... Schultze-Mueller Gambit, ECO C46-C47

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So now, was my research all in vain .... or do I win the 'Grand Prize' .... :lol: :wink: :lol: And did you really mean to suggest that this should have been an easy opening question ...??? Ha, Ha, Ha ! :D I hope we haven't violated any forum rules by posting this here in the General Forum, as oppossed to the Games/Puzzles Forum..... either way, Nice Post My Friend ! ! !
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Post by rdecredico » Tue Oct 27, 2009 12:35 pm

AKA & Commonly referred to as: The Halloween Gambit.
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Post by rdecredico » Tue Oct 27, 2009 12:36 pm

rdecredico wrote:AKA & Commonly referred to as: The Halloween Gambit.

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Post by cliff » Tue Oct 27, 2009 1:20 pm

The Halloween Gambit answer was the one I was waiting for!!!

Congrats though.

You're both right! Apparently there is another name though....

"The Leipzig Gambit"

But I thought Halloween seemed liked a good time to ask!

:D :D :D

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Post by jboger » Thu Nov 19, 2009 9:28 am

I think it's also been called the Irish gambit.

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