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|Aug-26-09|| ||Knight13: <In spite of his denouncement of 2...f6, the opening 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 f6 is now known as "Damiano's Defense".> Whoever coined this defense to his name must've hated Damiano to stinkin' heaven. Who the hell wants to be named after a blunder move, especially when he himself has harshly condemned it?|
|Oct-26-09|| ||Qb6: <<In spite of his denouncement of 2...f6, the opening 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 f6 is now known as "Damiano's Defense".> Whoever coined this defense to his name must've hated Damiano to stinkin' heaven. Who the hell wants to be named after a blunder move, especially when he himself has harshly condemned it?> Uh, isn't 3. ♘xe5 ♕e7 fine for Black?|
|Oct-26-09|| ||alexmagnus: 3.Nxe5 is not the strongest move. 3.Bc4 is.|
|Oct-26-09|| ||Qb6: I can see that. Face it, if you want to play 3. ... ♕e7 to skewer, why not play 2. ... a6? That doesn't weaken your king position.|
|Aug-30-10|| ||Nightsurfer: In case that somebody would like to do more research on Senhor Damiano: Herewith a (German-language) interview with Senor Araujo who has written a biography on that great chess writer from Portugal, please see http://www.chessbase.de/nachrichten... , and in case that somebody speaks Spanish, herewith the Spanish-language version of the interview + annex: http://www.chessbase.com/espanola/n... , apart from that the text seems to be pretty self-explanatory because of the optics.
|Aug-30-10|| ||Nightsurfer: OOPS!! I have got the two links wrong in my foregoing post. The German-language version of the interview with Lisbon-based author Mario Silva Araujo on his biography on Damiano can be found here: http://www.chessbase.de/nachrichten... , and the Spanish version of that interview can be found here: http://www.chessbase.com/espanola/n... , sorry, folks!|
|Sep-02-10|| ||Lil Swine: nobody likes to play the damiano or the phillidor|
|Nov-30-10|| ||Breunor: I think Sam Sloan plays the Damiano defense.|
|Apr-11-11|| ||squaresquat: Qb6: moves like 2...a6 shouldn't even enter your mind; in the opening, you play in the center.|
|Jun-28-11|| ||bartonlaos: Public Domain:
The origins of Castling-
In 1283, the first Spanish Chess Code was compiled in deference to the wishes of Alphonso X. The manuscript is in the library of the monastery of St. Lorenzo del Escorial. It contains the rules of chess, the rules for playing dice and "tit-tat-to" or Fox and Geese, as well as the rules for playing on a 12x12 board and of a four-handed chess variant known as the "game of the four seasons".
The document contains five drawings, representing the king teaching chess to a noble youth, a Moorish prince playing with an expert, the different chessmen then in use, and the king dictating the rules of dice in the presence of the people. The fifth chapter deals with the invention and rules of the game, and gives a few problems, mostly of an Arabian origin. The resemblance of the game to Shatranj is shown by the remark of the author in the introduction: <"Men are more fond of problems, as they are apt to get tired of the game if played to the end. For this reason dice are employed in order to hasten its progress."> The rules were those used by the Arabians, but the King was allowed to jump once in the game to the third square, in any direction, provided he had not been moved and that he did not leap into check.
Multiple variations of the king's leap existed, some allowing a leap of two or three squares (steps), while others restricted that the king's leap should be executed in the manner of the knight, with allowance if necessary, to simultaneously move a pawn out of the way to provide a space for the king on a single turn. Nevertheless, the King's leap was always considered as an essential part of strategy and given by Damiano in the Gottingen Manuscript (1450) as one of the rules to follow - here added to the list of <whiteshark> above:
< 7. It is especially desirable to place the king in safety by means of a leap to a good square. >
|Jul-09-11|| ||bartonlaos: <the king's leap> may be one reason why Chess had to wait so long to advocate the use of the fianchetto. Here is an excerpt from about page 88 of <Lasker's Manual of Chess>: |
"The Queen's Fianchetto:
Ancient Openings presumably invented at a time before our rule of Castling was introduced, and when another form of Castling, a jump of the King over two squares was lawful. These were sane rules, and it would have been better if they had not been changed. After that unforunate change, the Fianchetti lost their original purpose of providing a safe square for the King and developing the Rooks. To-day they present a weakness in that they leave the centre of the board in the control of the enemy. True, they do not present targets in the centre either, but a fighter is used to being a target as well as a shot."
|Jul-17-11|| ||squaresquat: Damiano's defense is good for strong players to play against rote beginners;
it's a good way for lovers to get the game over with.|
|Apr-09-12|| ||Nightsurfer: Herewith a statue that Odemira has erected in order to commemorate the great son of that city, <Pedro Damiano>:
But the way the artist has depicted Damiano that is fiction, however, since it is not known how Damiano has looked like.
|Apr-09-12|| ||Nightsurfer: The notorious <"Damiano's Defense"> has been wrongly attributed to <Pedro Damiano>, since <"Damiano's Defense"> has been assessed by <Pedro Damiano> as being an insufficient defense, please compare the German-language feature <"Damiano war es nicht ...">, herewith the link http://www.chessbase.de/nachrichten..., and the Spanish-language version of that feature <"No fue Damiano ...">, herewith the link: http://www.chessbase.com/espanola/n... (for those members of the community here who can speak Spanish, and I think that should be more than those who eventually speak German ... :-) ...).|
That very feature is based on an interview with <Mario Silva Araujo> who has published a biography on Damiano, the title: <"Damiano, O Portugues E A Sua Obra">. Herewith the link that leads to a photo that depicts <Damiano>'s biographer <Mario Silva Araujo>:
|Aug-02-13|| ||GumboGambit: In a just world 2 Nc6 would be known as the Damiano defense.|
|May-02-14|| ||kevin86: Damiano actually refuted the defense he is "credited" for. He was a Portuguese Pharmacist- maybe history will record him as a "drug dealer"|
|May-12-14|| ||offramp: If he were time-slipped to the present day he'd need just a few minutes to learn the modern moves, rules and opening & endgame theory then he'd be off like a rat-up-a-drainpipe winning game after game after game against these <so-called> super-grandmasters AND he'd do it blindfold and with a time handicap!|
|Dec-27-14|| ||Oliveira: The Portuguese contribution to chess:
<A book written in Italian by an apothecary>
|Oct-29-15|| ||Avun Jahei: 'When you have a good move, look for a better one'
I often remember this good advice.
|Oct-29-15|| ||moronovich: <Avun Jahei: 'When you have a good move, look for a better one' |
I often remember this good advice.>
Yes,it is a fine piece of advice.And I often use it in life,in other areas as well.
|Oct-29-15|| ||john barleycorn: <moronovich: ...
Yes,it is a fine piece of advice...>
as long as it does not lead to paralysis by analysis.
|Oct-29-15|| ||moronovich: <john barleycorn: <moronovich: ...
Yes,it is a fine piece of advice...>
as long as it does not lead to paralysis by analysis>
Shure ! It has to be taken by a grain of salt.Otherwise one can sit and think for weeks ;)
|Nov-02-15|| ||Avun Jahei: While the clock keeps ticking...|
|Jul-08-18|| ||FSR: He died at the chessic age of 64, like Fischer, Steinitz, Staunton, C. H. O'D. Alexander, Planinc, Mednis, Maximilian Ujtelky, Octavio Troianescu, Claude Bloodgood, and Karl Marx.|
|Jul-08-18|| ||HeMateMe: They say he gave a dam|
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