Saturday, April 26, 2008


Wilson Gambit

Here is a little Wilson Gambit from my archives for your amusement shown in an early prototype version of the ChessFlash viewer.

NoTB (1580) - Potassium (1568)
FICS rated blitz game FICS, Fremont, California USA, 27.11.2003

1.e4 d5 2.b3 dxe4 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Qe2 Bf5 5.Qb5+ Bd7 6.Qxb7 Bc6 7.Bb5 Qd6 8.Bxc6+ Black resigns [8.Bxc6+ Qxc6 9.Qc8# ] 1-0
You "should" be able to just click the buttons and figure out how to use the ChessFlash viewer....

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The viewer is intuitive and works fine. You might also check out the viewer which allows you to stick in lots of annotations. :)

Regarding the game, I'm not too convinced by the Wilson Gambit. To me eyes, Black seemed to have a small advantage early on and only blew it because he overlooked a simple fork (5.Qb5+) and then a somewhat harder tactic (6...Nc6). At blitz I could see that happening, but at OTB time controls I couldn't see too many of your opponents overlooking a simple fork and Black's edge must cause you some pain in the middlegame.
likesforests: I agree that the Wilson Gambit is a bit sketchy and is best used (if at all!) in blitz.

I'll take a look at the viewer. Thanks for the tip.
dear glenn, i had tried previously to get you down on RSS feed, but was prevented. i tried it again today, and it is there, so now i can keep up with you do as all other main bloggers, missing in no single instance, any posts, small or large. take care, dk
dk: Getting the feed to work properly is one of the reasons I went back to a basic blogger least for now. Thanks for pointing it out in the first place and letting me know it is now working for you.
RSS feeds -- excellent idea! I've now RSS'd all the blogs on my sidebar. :)
I really enjoyed that game, it was cool!

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