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death_by_pawns 15 ( +1 | -1 )
Halasz Gambit I was readin some stuff on chess opening, and found this cool sweet shibby gambit. Any comments on it? Is it good? Bad? ANYTHING?

1e4 c5
2.d4 cxd4
3.f4
triangulator 43 ( +1 | -1 )
usually after cxd4 white plays c3 the smith-morra gambit but from what i have seen (i used to play the sicilian now i dont know what i play) an early f4 pusy bye white gives him good attacking chances but is also very risky- I have never lost a sicilian as black what my oppenent played f4 at any point in the game. so i think that gambit is pretty bad 3.c3 is a lot better
death_by_pawns 1 ( +1 | -1 )
pusy?
furious 12 ( +1 | -1 )
WING GAMBIT play that against the sicilian if you want to play a gambit! muahah, sorry this is kinda irrelevent but...
paulvalle 22 ( +1 | -1 )
I play another Halasz Gambit: 1.e4 e5 2.d4 exd4 3.f4, both gambits where played with success by Halasz in CC.

Here is arecent decent game of mine;
board #319768

paulvalle 6 ( +1 | -1 )
furious that's right, 2.b4 is the gambit to play against the Sicilian!
furious 12 ( +1 | -1 )
Paulvalle: I am studyin this gambit right now, would you like to play it? or toss me some good games with it?
triangulator 2 ( +1 | -1 )
death what do you mean?
death_by_pawns 4 ( +1 | -1 )
Your post said pusy.
smokinghead 56 ( +1 | -1 )
I think it is a risc to play f4 early, but I also think the idea of the move can't be bad. I like a position with the idea from larsens b3 taken to the sicilian

1.e4 c5 2.b3 e5 3.Lb2 z.B. Sc6 4.Sc3 and maybe there is a good later moment for playing f4.

if black don't move e5 he gets some problems - try it.

more about openings have a look here, by choosing "Service" and "Eröffnungsschule" (german not needed)

home.t-online.de/home/jens._walter/index1.htm
triangulator 2 ( +1 | -1 )
opps i mean "push'
death_by_pawns 29 ( +1 | -1 )
Thanks, for that example paulvalle and smokinghead.

I've tried 3.c3 before but never really liked it, so Im trying this. Maybe I'll look into the Wing Gambit when Im done with this one.

I dont see how it's so bad though, a little more details about that please?
atrifix 43 ( +1 | -1 )
Why? What does white accomplish by pushing f4? If nothing else, black can just transpose to harmless main lines by allowing white to recapture on d4 or a worse version of the Smith-Morra if white pushes c3, otherwise, the pawn on d4 cramps his position. The question, then, is only whether Black can gain any advantage by holding onto the pawn.

IMO this is just a dubious variation of a GPA. If you're looking for a sounder gambit, use 3. c3 or 2. b4.
certainratio 20 ( +1 | -1 )
halasz Keep in mind that Halasz' success with this
opening was largely against weaker opposition
in postal play. Some of his wins were despite
opening trouble.
death_by_pawns 3 ( +1 | -1 )
I see... I never knew that.