chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
Bruno Gaillard vs Alexandre Platel
FRA-chT3 North 0304 (2003), France, rd 6
Four Knights Game: Halloween Gambit (C46)  ·  0-1

ANALYSIS [x]

FEN COPIED

Get this game explained with Decode Chess
explore this opening
find similar games 8 more games of A Platel
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: You can make these tips go away by registering a free account then visiting your preferences page. Simply check the option "Don't show random tips on game pages." and click the Update Profile button at the bottom.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.
PREMIUM MEMBERS CAN REQUEST COMPUTER ANALYSIS [more info]

Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-23-09  zluria: I once played this way as black against this outrageous gambit (4. Nxe5!?), only I played 7. bxc6, transposing into a variation of the scotch. Black's play here seems even stronger. I feel this is the best way to play against such gambits - don't try to refute them, try to defuse them.
Jun-23-09  Shams: The Halloween Gambit would almost be playable were it not for 5...Nc6 and 6...Bb4.
Jul-21-12  qqdos: <Shams> I don't think the above game backs up this line as a refutation of the Halloween. For example 13.Qf4? is inferior to 13.Qb4= Qxb4 14.cxb7 Bxb7 15.cxb4 Bxe3. Admittedly a convoluted way of exchanging Queens but not giving Black any worthwhile advantage.

NOTE: Create an account today to post replies and access other powerful features which are available only to registered users. Becoming a member is free, anonymous, and takes less than 1 minute! If you already have a username, then simply login login under your username now to join the discussion.

Please observe our posting guidelines:

  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate, or gibberish posts.
  3. No vitriolic or systematic personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No cyberstalking or malicious posting of negative or private information (doxing/doxxing) of members.
  6. No trolling.
  7. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by moderators, create a false impression of consensus or support, or stage conversations, is prohibited.

Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.

Blow the Whistle

See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a moderator.


NOTE: Please keep all discussion on-topic. This forum is for this specific game only. To discuss chess or this site in general, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames.com, its employees, or sponsors.
All moderator actions taken are ultimately at the sole discretion of the administration.

This game is type: CLASSICAL. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
Four Knights Game: Halloween Gambit (C46) 0-1 Black Q defends
from BW P-K4 0-1 Contemporary by Fredthebear by fredthebear
Four Knights Game: Halloween Gambit (C46) 0-1 Black Q defends
from Queen Hunger Games by fredthebear
Wide-Knights-decline and pin best play by black
from Halloween Gambit -Let's Sack a Knight on Move 4 by takchess
Halloween attack
by Kracco
ESR-decline and pin best play by black
from Halloween Gambit -Let's Sack a Knight on Move 4 by takopenings
Sydro's favorite games
by Sydro
Dia de Muertos
from Juegos para Sonreir by binshkeerfortt

Home | About | Login | Logout | F.A.Q. | Profile | Preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | New Kibitzing | Chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | Privacy Notice | Contact Us

Copyright 2001-2020, Chessgames Services LLC