31 ( +1 | -1 ) I'll second that !!There have been a total of 1,042,657 completed games on Gameknot and 1,017,348 of these were King's Gambit Openings played by brunetti over a two week period.......
56 ( +1 | -1 ) I thinkthat by playing so many KG's brunetti has built up a tree of opening and middle game moves that almost always enable him to successfully conclude his games. Any time a branch of the tree lets him down he works out a better continuation for use next time.
After playing several hundred KG's on Gameknot and countless others elsewhere his tree of KG moves must now be almost complete. It will be interesting to see if any Gameknot player can introduce a theoretical novelty / innovation to unsettle him.
35 ( +1 | -1 ) Gambits and GameknotI have found that in any type of correspondence setting, Gambits are not a great idea unless you are at least an expert level player. Most players are able to ride out the material advantage. Remember what Fischer said. It went something like: Take the material unless you can see a very compelling reason not to. Material = wins.
28 ( +1 | -1 ) calLet me get this straight... There have been about 1,042,657 total games ever finished on gameknot, and of all those million and what games 1,017,348 Brunetti played with the same opening over a two week span?!?! Unbelievable...