Kingston Defense


Kingston Defense !

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Thibault de Vassal    (2007-03-09)
Kingston Defense !

While looking at links poiting to, I found this Wikipedia article and realized that one of the Kingston Defense's fathers was among us :)

"Crack the Frutch : How to play the Kingston Defense"
.. by Gavin Wilson. ISBN 0-9514103-0-X

The opening is fully commented in Wikichess by Gavin... Quite funny :)

By the way, this opening looks interesting ! .. I just launched a thematic tournament. Thanks for all your comments in Wikichess, Gavin :)

Thibault de Vassal    (2007-03-09 15:19:09)
Links to Wikichess

About the link to Wikichess in Wikipedia, it's important to notice that links containing /user_page.php (...) can't be seen by anyone but the one that put the link.

Links must be written this way : /wikichess_3670.html (just change the number)

Anyway I corrected it in Wikipedia ;)

Gavin Wilson    (2007-03-10 00:24:36)
Kingston Defence

Thanks for correcting the Wikipedia link, Thibault. I wouldn't claim that the Defence is 'fully' described yet on Wikichess. I am gradually documenting my Internet games with the Defence as I complete them. The most critical line for Black is definitely 1.e4 e6 2.d4 f5 3.ef ef 4.Bd3 and it will need considerable exploration before I'm happy with Black's resulting positions. Sadly I have mislaid my only copy of my own 1989 monograph, so I'm rebuilding the Defence partly from memory and partly from scratch.

Thibault de Vassal    (2007-03-11 01:24:11)
Kingston Defence

Glad to see Ilmars also began to analyze this defense in Wikichess !

I feel it's a draw on a perfect play, but we'll debate it on the board for sure in future... ;)

Don Groves    (2007-03-11 07:04:51)
Draw on perfect play?

If this turns out to be true, then Black will never lose another game!

Elmer Valderrama    (2007-03-11 10:41:50)
It's a draw on perfect play.

I agree, in CC 1.e4 is worse by test.