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C25: Fyfe Gambit.
04/02/11 at 23:11:59
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Anyways punters, a request for some assistance if I may. I am a big fan of chess history as it relates to the playing of the game (i.e. old analysis and the like).
At the moment I am wondering if anyone out there can help with the 'Fyfe Gambit'. All I have been able to find out to date is that 1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.d4 is attributed to the scottish player Peter Fyfe (1854 - 1940) who analysed it in a chess column of the 'Glasgow Weekly Herald' in 1883.
If anyone oot there has any analysis from old books or any other old sources would be cool. Maybe we could exchange email address?... But please don't bother with any sort of chess engine analysis, I have Fritzs 5 through 10 (plus a few others) and they largely say the same thing that Fyfe's idea is a load of bollicks (but what do these digital demons know?).
(Go Kiwi!!)
« Last Edit: 07/17/11 at 18:55:53 by Smyslov_Fan »  

I'm reminded again of something Short wrote recently, approximately "The biggest fallacy in chess is the quasi-religious belief in the primacy of the opening."
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