Pointless To Play The Kings Gambit

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Fred de la Foret    (2019-03-02)
Pointless To Play The Kings Gambit ?

Is the King's Gambit a bad opening to play for correspondence chess engine players ? It seems to be only a futile opening in failure against strong chess engines.

Thibault de Vassal    (2019-03-02 19:34:23)
Pointless To Play The Kings Gambit ?

I can't say if it is "bad", but in my opinion it is quite hard to play against experienced players. So yes, I agree on this one. But it remains a great opening to try OTB or without engines!

Steven DuCharme    (2019-03-14 19:00:15)
Pointless To Play The Kings Gambit ?

Use it when nothing's on the line

Fred de la Foret    (2019-03-15 17:24:35)
Pointless To Play The Kings Gambit ?

I play correspondence chess with a strong chess engine to WIN, loathe drawn games and study the games that I lose to learn to play better.

Tim Harding    (2020-05-22 23:08:37)
Pointless To Play The Kings Gambit ?

The King Supertournament is supposed to be strictly no engines. What are you doing to prevent cheating?

Thibault de Vassal    (2020-05-22 23:26:59)
Pointless To Play The Kings Gambit ?

Hello Tim,

From FICGS start, I always had the same politics for "no engines" tournaments:

- It is possible to punish obvious cheating, but it will not be possible to prevent intelligent cheating... There's always a way to round the system.

- There are no prizes or "titles" in these tournaments, only the dishonor that other players think that one can play with engines.

Knowing that, I think that honest players can play for fun anyway, I tried it and enjoyed to lose :)

As a conclusion and to make it clearer, no action is taken in any case of using an engine in no engines tournaments. Allowing obvious cheating will help players to make their opinion on their opponents.

Wilhelm Schuett    (2020-05-24 14:04:07)
Pointless To Play The Kings Gambit ?

I fear that for white playing the Kings Gambit the Kings Gambit itself could be the problem. Our King Supertournament is a place to analyse a chance for white.





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