Monday, April 03, 2006

Gambits: Part 3 - The Reversed Halloween Gambit

Some of you are probably asking how much time I plan on wasting with piece sacrificed right from the opening. Well, I think this time you might be surprised by how sound this opening is.
I think this is a good lesson on tempi. Sometimes it's important that the move you make is a good move. For example, some players play the exchange french hoping to make use of their extra tempo. Making use of an extra tempo can be difficult without giving your opponent an opportunity to take advantage of your move. If you don't know what I'm talking about then you can compare the analysis to the reverse gambit to the analysis of the Halloween Gambit itself.

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