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Re: A Book on the Muzio Gambit
Reply #10 - 12/13/20 at 17:43:05
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There was also Harro Dahlgrün's four volumes Königsgambit Band 1-4. One of them, maybe the first, was mostly, or maybe completely, about the Polerio-Muzio. I used to own this set, but I didn't spend much time on the Muzio. Fascinating, but impractical for both players, since both colors have good options to avoid it.

My last King's Gambit Accepted as black was a fast time control Muzio-like thing. No doubt I was briefly winning -- theoretically. I exchanged queens, but my opponent paid no attention and continued va banque. The clock was my downfall and at a later stage white had all his pieces developed while all of mine were still on the back row, albeit not on their original squares! After that I took up the Nimzowitsch-Marshall Countergambit (1.e4 e5 2.f4 d5 3.exd5 c6). It is far inferior to accepting, nevertheless I have scored 100% with it.
  
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Re: A Book on the Muzio Gambit
Reply #9 - 12/13/20 at 14:45:45
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grandpatzer wrote on 12/13/20 at 10:01:11:
I now remember the author's German-sounding name. And then, am I mixing-up something regarding the book?

Probably yes. The only book I know written about the Muzio is from German FM Stefan Bücker. I own the Dutch translation. Like the original it's from the 1980's. However FM Bücker never build a website devoted to the Muzion; he was (is still?) publisher and editor of Kaissiber. You may google it and also Das neue Königsgambit.

https://www.deslegte.com/het-nieuwe-koningsgambiet-334124/

This book however offers a complete repertoire for White beginning with 2.f4.
  

The book had the effect good books usually have: it made the stupids more stupid, the intelligent more intelligent and the other thousands of readers remained unchanged.
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Re: A Book on the Muzio Gambit
Reply #8 - 12/13/20 at 11:21:04
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I knew Thomas Stock quite well at the time.
As far as I know he never published a Muzio book. Don’t know of any other Muzio book either.
Thomas Johansson’s book is from around 2004/2005 but on the Bishop’s gambit.
  
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Re: A Book on the Muzio Gambit
Reply #7 - 12/13/20 at 10:01:11
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Thank you for the links. It should be the Thomas Stock site. I now remember the author's German-sounding name. And then, am I mixing-up something regarding the book? Maybe he announced a book on the Muzio, but he didn't publish it? Or I bought a different book on the King's Gambit? It has been nearly 20 years since, and although I can vividly remember some precise details in my life, others seem to be forgotten...
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Re: A Book on the Muzio Gambit
Reply #6 - 12/13/20 at 05:06:59
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Re: A Book on the Muzio Gambit
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Re: A Book on the Muzio Gambit
Reply #4 - 12/13/20 at 03:00:22
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I have what files I could get off the old Tomas Stock site on the Muzio before it disappeared (although I do beleive some of it is still available through archive.org).
-- Hadron, comment, 2013.08.13
https://www.chess.com/forum/view/chess-openings/kings-gambit-muzio-gambit?page=3


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But I don't see any book by him, only articles. So perhaps it is a false trail.
https://web.archive.org/web/20021218164832/http://thomasstock.com/gambit/My_Publ...

Another edit, sorry...
No such book listed here.
https://polerio.wordpress.com/literature-in-chronological-order/

  
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Re: A Book on the Muzio Gambit
Reply #3 - 12/12/20 at 09:07:59
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I sold most of my chess books around 2006 to pursue other interests, so I can't remember. What I do remember is the website, entirely dedicated to the Muzio.
  
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Re: A Book on the Muzio Gambit
Reply #2 - 12/12/20 at 00:48:49
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Bibs wrote on 12/12/20 at 00:29:18:
Might this have been the Timothy Taylor saga?

Taylor advocated 3. Bc4.
  
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Re: A Book on the Muzio Gambit
Reply #1 - 12/12/20 at 00:29:18
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Might this have been the Timothy Taylor saga?
  
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A Book on the Muzio Gambit
12/11/20 at 21:35:30
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I remember buying a book about the Muzio Gambit, around 2004 (but I am not sure about the year). It was some sort of a “labour of love” by the author, who analyzed it for an entire life and then published his efforts. I remember that he also had a website on his beloved Muzio Gambit. Can you help me in finding again this book’s title and author?
  
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