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  1. Halloween Gambit -Let's Sack a Knight on Move 4
    1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Nxe5? or 4.Nxe5! depending on your point of view. Sound? Unsound ? Whatever 8) It leads to interesting play.

    It can be arrived by the Vienna game move order as well or played with a delay 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4. a3 g6 5.Nxe5! . Black can also play a reverse Halloween 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. g3 Nxe4 5. Nxe4 d5. (see Carlsen and Friedel games within)

    When the Knight on e5 is confronted with the d4 push, Black normally response is Nc6 (Exit Stage Right) or Ng6 (Exit Stage Left). However, the gambit can also be declined, normally played with Bb4 or Qe7. These moves are played in many of the lines.

    My rule of thumb while playing white. Always push the pawn to attack Black's Knight nearest the Queenside. So with the NC6 line play d5 and upon this knight moving to Ne5 play f4 and then e5 hitting the Knight on f6. (a goal of this line is to get a supported pawn to d6 and stunts regarding the c7 square, pawn of h7,and g6)

    In the Nf6 line start with d4 followed by e5. These lines put pressure on the f7 squares ...Bc4,Qf3,0-0.

    Like many gambit lines, the themes is to continually build pressure, open lines, gain tempos,prevent the opponents development,keep Blacks king in the center and hunt for combinations. It's been noted that in the early stages the Halloween Gambit/Halloween Attack practically plays itself.

    Tim Krause's nice article about HG history, Brause and practical play.

    An elaborate Tabita on the Halloween Gambit by Paul Keiser

    Steffan Jacobs Brause 2 page Tabita

    Deep Rybka analysis with board viewer

    Best Play is often found in the games of the Mysterious Mr Michev. Grigor Minchev . Many which are found in this collection.

    I created this collection as I learn to play this fun opening. (borrowed heavily from other collections.thanks Kraco).... Game Collection: Halloween attack .

    78 games, 1906-2015

  2. mastering the spanish by daniel king
    created to list examples of various lines in the Ruy Lopez "Spanish Opening" to follow along in the book
    7 games, 1902-1987

  3. Random opening ideas
    Some random opening ideas the first part of this is from ONCE which seems like lines I am comfortable playing.
    8 games, 1931-2005

  4. Ruy Lopez s from 200 Open Games book
    Ruy Lopez from Bronstein's book 200 Open games
    11 games, 1944-1967

  5. Shirov Gives French Lessons
    I am challenged as white by the French Defense. I am hoping to find an answer in Shirov's games. This collection is culled from this list ..
    58 games, 1983-2017

  6. Shirov plays some open games
    55 games, 1989-2016

  7. trompowski defenses
    1 game, 1975

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