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gunnarsamuelsson 76 ( +1 | -1 )
The wilkes barre or traxler game. Its a very exciting opening and goes like this.
1e4e5 2nf3nc6 3 bc4nf6 4 ng5 (starts the 2 knights defence classic attack i think, one of those attacks that u discover at 1500 strength something and feel ur Morphy ..for a while until u meet some stronger opponents, and the going gets tough and u start to love facing it as black( playing d5 and na5). ..4..,bc5!? . This absolutely heroic move is seen at gm tournaments sometimes.. But i havent seen it on this site yet! Ive tried to play it as black vs my cm8000 and ive found it impossible to get away with it using new ideas all the time .. Ive heard that maybe black can get a draw .. playing perfect , is there anybody who could comment this amazing opening. Brunetti perhaps?
atrifix 40 ( +1 | -1 )
Wilkes-Barre I play this all the time in blitz, and rarely ever lose (usually because I'm just better prepared than my opponents). I would be skeptical about my chances in correspondence, though :) The Nxf7 line is practically a draw with perfect play by white, possibly a win for black otherwise, however, the Bxf7+ line has some variations that are unclear--probably in between += and +/-
brunetti 28 ( +1 | -1 )
Brunetti thinks that Wilkes-Barre is inferior, and faced it only once at GK.
You can see also zoltantor and mishkin games here.

Alex
refutor 35 ( +1 | -1 )
maybe it's not that bad... beliavsky got a good position with it v. the world champ in 1983

www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1068378

(although by that reasoning 1.e4 a6 must be good since miles beat karpov with it) definitely playable as an occasional weapon
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