Thursday, April 11

Unusual gambit

Herr Alex Wagner of Stanislau has dedicated much analysis and many practical tests to upholding the unusual line 1.f4 f5 2.e4 fxe4 3.Nc3 Nf6 g4, which he calls the Swiss Gambit.  As part of his continuing researches, Herr Wagner recently contested a thematic correspondence match against the strong player A. Hauke, co-champion of Lemberg, in which the proponent of this rare opening emerged victorious by the score of three wins to one, with one game drawn.  In addition, Herr Wagner organized a correspondence tournament whose participants, playing pseudonymously, subjected the gambit to further examination.  We present two games below, one from each event:

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