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|Nov-17-06|| ||borkoto: g. minchev never got to be a gm, he quit pro chess - sad news - but he plays chess on the web...as to his games with topa ask topalov he wouldn't be very talkative i guess|
|Jan-25-07|| ||sharpnova: I play corresondence chess on a very large website and we have had several mini-tournaments featuring the Müller-Schulze Gambit and it's been demonstrated to be sound. There is no refutation. Black cannot even achieve equality. At worst, he can be fighting for a draw. And this is in correspondence on a very high level. With massive knowledge and preparation you can be invincible over the board with this gambit.|
The only refutation involved is that the Müller-Schulze Gambit is a clear refutation of the four knights game.
|Feb-05-07|| ||ganstaman: <sharpnova> You also claim that GM Nickel wasn't lost in our World vs. him game, but of course you haven't been able to demonstrate how. Why would we believe you now when you claim that sacrificing a knight in such an even position is sound?|
But I guess the burden is on us, right? We show the 'refutation' and you will show us how it's wrong? Or, like the Nickel game, you'll only promise to show us how it's wrong but somehow never get around to doing it...
|Feb-16-07|| ||WarmasterKron: <I play corresondence chess on a very large website>|
Oh yes? Which one?
|Apr-01-07|| ||sharpnova: Gameknot
and yes the burden is on you.
|Apr-13-07|| ||Timex: Wow! This guy has only drew one game and has never lost! Why was his elo only 2331?|
|Apr-13-07|| ||WannaBe: <Timex> Read Nov. 2 2005 post by <chessgames.com>|
|Apr-13-07|| ||Timex: Thanks <WannaBe>. Sometimes, I accidently forget to read other kibitzes and miss out on stuff.|
|May-20-07|| ||Akuni: It should probably be pointed out that though gameknot has many players, it has relatively few very strong players. I can play, at my best, at Class A level yet I'm in the 87th percentile. And I spend very little time annalyzing my moves, which is one of the main differences between OTB and Correspondance.|
Also, this <The only refutation involved is that the Müller-Schulze Gambit is a clear refutation of the four knights game.> makes no sense, if we by some miracle of patience refute the gambit, then there are still moves like Bb5, d4 or Bc4 which
are all playable, which would leave the Four Knights Game unrefuted.
Also, why is the burden of proof laid upon us, instead of the person who claims someting is irrefutable?
|May-20-07|| ||Judah: <Also, this <The only refutation involved is that the Müller-Schulze Gambit is a clear refutation of the four knights game.> makes no sense>.|
You clearly don't understand the statement you quote. The person who made it was claiming that the Halloween attack <wins>, thus refuting the Four Knights Game (i.e. it is the move 3...Nf6 that is not playable).
|May-20-07|| ||Akuni: Oops, sorry. I get it now.|
|Jun-27-08|| ||sharpnova: I still feel this way. There are a lot of interesting lines but nothing seems to even equalize for black after Nxe5.|
It's simply such a bizzare move that it hasn't wormed it's way into the hearts of the world's best yet. But when computers are stronger, they will start to play this move on their own.
Then you'll see.
|Aug-05-08|| ||WarmasterKron: <sharpnova> I've not played the Halloween much myself, but looking at some of Minchev's games, I'd gladly give up a knight for such a strong pawn on d6.|
|Oct-31-08|| ||Castleinthesky: After more than two years, I still love the Halloween, especially in 5 minute games. It certainly throws all caution to the wind.|
|Jan-09-09|| ||popski: <Castleinthesky> Yeah, me too! Here's one of my games against Crafty:
|Jan-11-09|| ||Castleinthesky: <Popsky> Great video, I never knew the Halloween could be so stylish.|
|Feb-23-09|| ||SmotheredKing: I am proud to say I have submitted one of his games to GTM, lets see how many people actually get Nxe5 :P|
|Feb-25-09|| ||al wazir: Maybe <CG> knows how all these Minchev wins got into the database. In the absence of hard information, my guess is that Minchev himself compiled a collection of his best games and sent them in.|
What do you expect from a player whose initials are GM?
|Oct-31-09|| ||GaeBulg: Why are only his wins (and one draw) included? Surely, he has lost before?|
|Nov-01-09|| ||hedgeh0g: He plays in the true spirit of Halloween!|
|Jul-25-10|| ||meppi: you can argue that - the halloween gambit is unlike other gambits because the game strategy is different. Unlike other gambits where you want superior development to launch fast a middle game attack for checkmate or win of material - the halloween focuses on developing an advanced and strong pawn center especially on the dark squares. |
This is then used to to get to cramp blacks position, (or else have the minor piece or pawns offered back for space). Another common theme is white attacking the Queenside rook and the queenside pawns for a endgame with a Q-side pawn majority.
Many halloween gambits finish in the endgame not with a checkmate during the middle game. And I think that is the strategy you need if you want play this gambit.
personally ill only play it against the petrov defense because the petrov gives drawish positions and this gambit can mix it up a bit
|Jul-25-10|| ||SatelliteDan: < Can you give the main two lines of the two themes you mentioned, Thanks :).|
|Jul-26-10|| ||meppi: e4 - e5
nf3 - nc6
nc6 - nf6
nxe5 - nxe5
d4 - nc6
d5 - ne5
f4 - ng6
e5 - ng8
Theres not much in terms of "main lines" when you compare with other openings. Theres still much to be discovered. Hopefully many interesting novelties. But i think you can see from this position - the dark square grip and the pawn chain - including the strong pawn on d6. check out some of the games you'll see how it is.
|Oct-31-10|| ||Eduardo Bermudez: Halloween specialits !!|
|Apr-13-11|| ||Maatalkko: It seems Minchev never played in international events, hence his lack of FIDE rating. All the games listed are in Bulgaria. Topalov was 14 at the time of his loss. It's just coincidence that Minchev happened to play someone who happened to become a big name. |
I can't believe he would outright forge all these games.
Ditto that I've never seen a refutation of the Halloween. It is similar to the Cochrane, although I am more convinced the Cochrane is a sound opening.
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