Friday, August 24, 2007

Traxler Counter Attack (Wilkes-Barre) Webliography

The Traxler Counter Gambit (a.k.a. the Wilkes-Barre Variation, after an obscure Pennsylvania chess club that likely published about it) seems rather insane to the uninitiated: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Ng5 Bc5!? Like a lot of gambits, you have to see some games and try yourself to refute it before you will have any faith. Some recent online articles renewed my interest in the line and restored my faith that it would likely be worth some study, if I could find a spare month or so to do the analysis. NM Dan Heisman's CD (mentioned below) is highly recommended for the serious.

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Blogger Zweiblumen said...


My club (MetroWest Chess Club in Natick, MA) is organizing some online club vs club matches. If you folks down there in NJ would be interested, check out the website and the blog at:

Fri Aug 24, 10:26:00 AM EDT  

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