|Dec-09-06|| ||knight of darkness: This line of the KG is very interesting. I used it against a computer program and crushed it. This would be a great line to do on someone who sort of knows the KG.|
|Aug-28-13|| ||FSR: John K Shaw in his mammoth new book on the King's Gambit advocates this very line for White. After 9.Qh5! Black is lost. Black should have declined the rook sac with 7...Qxg4, or better yet not played 5...Qh4+.|
|Aug-29-13|| ||hedgeh0g: 16.Be6 looks fantastic, but does it actually work?
Easy enough is 16...Bxd6, which loses to 17.Bg5+! Be7 (17...Rxg5 18.Qxg5+ followed by Qg8+ wins the Queen) 18.Bxe7+ Kxe7 19.Qf7+ Kd8 (19...Kd6 20.e5+ Kc6 21.Bd5+) 20.Qf8+ Be6 21.Qf8#
But how does White proceed after 16...cxd6?
|Aug-29-13|| ||FSR: <hedgeh0g> I had the same thought myself, and didn't see a satisfactory answer.|
|Aug-29-13|| ||FSR: <hedgeh0g> I fed the game to Houdini 3 to see if it could find anything. Conclusion: the game is crap. After 16.Be6??, either 16...Rxd1+ 17.Nxd1 cxd6 or the immediate 16...cxd6 is game over (-3.89). Instead, White is winning after either (a) 16.Nf7+! Kc8 (on 16...Ke8, 17.Qe5 or 17.Bg5 is even worse for Black) 17.Qh8+ followed by 18.Nxd8 and 19.Bg5 winning the house (north of +11) or (b) simply 16.Nxb7+ Kc8 17.Nc5 (+3.16). Sad for a correspondence game.|
|Aug-29-13|| ||Shams: And here I was too proud to ask about 16...cxd6. Thanks guys. |
1) in <hedgeh0g>'s line, he meant the pretty 20.Qf8+ Be8 21.Qf6#. A nice obstruction tactic.
2) But I'm not sure what <FSR> intended; 17.Qh8+ is not possible in the 16.Nf7+ Kc8 line. The White Queen is on h5, if I'm tracking correctly.
|Aug-29-13|| ||hedgeh0g: King's Gambit brigade! Whoop! Whoop!
Let us move on to our next analysis mission, my fellow gambiteers!
|Aug-29-13|| ||hedgeh0g: <2) But I'm not sure what <FSR> intended; 17.Qh8+ is not possible in the 16.Nf7+ Kc8 line. The White Queen is on h5, if I'm tracking correctly.>|
I assume the Qh8+ idea relates to the 16...Ke8 17.Qe5! line.
|Aug-29-13|| ||FSR: <Shams> Sorry, I meant 16.Nf7+! Kc8 17.Qe5! Nc6 18.Qh8+ interposition on d8 19.Nxd8 something xd8 20.Bg5 and wins.|