The old Italian-style attacking openings for White have not been played
at the top level of chess for a long while. Was Jonathan Penrose the
last master to venture the Scotch Gambit? Anyhow, even if the masters
have got it all under control, the rest of us can still play in the
Romantic, gambit style. It's also easy to recommend to juniors.
In pursuit of nostalgia, several people have been posting material on
the web about the Scotch Gambit and related openings.
The experience of meeting novelty
It needn't be a completely new move, of course, just new to you.
Let's see if we can create that experience for you.
Some examples that we came up with:
As White, facing 1.d4 e5!?
As White, facing 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nd4!?
As Black, facing 1.e4 e5 2.Bc4 Nf6 3.d4!?
This old booklet has to be split into three parts:
This old booklet has had to be split into three parts:
From D.Regis@exeter.ac.uk Mon Dec 2 13:33:20 1996 Subject: Re: Guioco Piano notes To: email@example.com (Andrew Lord) Date: Mon, 2 Dec 1996 13:33:18 +0000 (GMT) Hi Andrew > I've just got addicted to chess Sympathy: there is no cure... > I'm stuck on a problem with a Guiuco Piano line. I got as far > as: > > 1. e4 e5 > 2. Nf3 Nc6 > 3. Bc4 Bc5 > 4. c3 Nf6 > 5. d4 exd4 > 6. cxd4 Bb4+ > 7. Nc3 Nxe4 > 8. 0-0 BxN > 9.
I was struck recently when discussing this position with the coaching group: