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How should I play after, or refute, the Tennison Gambit?

It looks like your position fell apart pretty early on, a symptom of poor opening theory. Your King and Queen were exposed to attack within the first few moves, and White ruthlessly exploited that ...
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As Black, how should one respond to 4. Qe2 by White in the Russian Game, Damiano Variation?

Do not play 3...Nxe4 in response to 3. Nxe5. I feel this important aspect is missing in the other answers. You can see the primary reason it doesn't work in your game - you end up losing the queen. ...
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Main idea of Bird's opening

What's the main idea of this opening? Main ideas for white: surprise weapon as it is rarely played (since it is not all that good) playing the Dutch opening with an extra tempo, but this is not a ...
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As Black, how should one respond to 4. Qe2 by White in the Russian Game, Damiano Variation?

This part of the answer pertains to the first version of the post, where (due to a typo in setting up the diagram in OP) the move 4...f6 was played: It started to go wrong for you from the move 4......
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How should I play after, or refute, the Tennison Gambit?

There is a saying that "the best way to refute a gambit is to accept it", attributed to Steinitz. While sayings in chess often have exceptions, I think it does apply to this particular case. If you go ...
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As Black, how should one respond to 4. Qe2 by White in the Russian Game, Damiano Variation?

In Damiano variant you respond 4. ... Qe7 to 4. Qe2. Yes, white takes the knight faster than you, but then you simply make d6 move, and if white knight retreats, white loses Queen. So to black's 5. ......
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Main idea of Bird's opening

The two answers have already provided a very good explanations of the Bird's opening. So mine can be viewed as an addition. 1.f4 e5 is a known gambit and is reasonably sound. Followed by 2.fxe5 d6 ...
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Main idea of Bird's opening

What's the main idea of this opening? This is basically white playing what is normally a black defence, the Dutch 1) d4 f5, with a move in hand so the idea is the same - white will develop his ...
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How do you punish this opening?

This is a recognised opening. It's the Colle-Zukertort opening by transposition. The normal move-order for White is d4, e3, Bd3, Nf3, Nbd2 this is the Colle System, then b3, Bb2 to end up with this ...
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Main idea of Bird's opening

I must quote some thoughts on bird opening from gufeld's book , "1 f4 d5 Avoiding the sharp play of the From Gambit ( l . . .e5 ! ?), Black is ready to play against the Dutch Defence by the first ...
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Imagine your (stronger) opponent plays this Botez Gambit. How to strategise?

I'm confident a GM will beat Stockfish from that position. The key is to simplify the position ASAP. You can even give up material to do so as long as you retain enough material/advantage to win. Here'...
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What should be my move as white and what kind endgame should i target?

Lichess: 1r1q2k1/1p4b1/1n2p1p1/p3Pr1p/P2PRP1P/R1P5/1P6/3Q2K1 w - - 0 1 There's not really any hope here unless black is down a lot of time, and there's no increment or something. White is down 2 pawns ...
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I do a lot of silly mistakes in Chess. What exercises would benefit me?

If you lose the pieces by simply not noticing that they can be immediately captured, I would suggest systematically checking: After each opponent's move, where can the piece move now? Can it capture ...
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Imagine your (stronger) opponent plays this Botez Gambit. How to strategise?

Yes you should be able to get a good position against Magnus/engine. Obviously, Magnus/engine is going to start with Bb5+ Kd8 to misplace our king, and I'm going to assume d3 to break open the ...
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How do you punish this opening?

I guess the main thing "wrong" with the opening is that it doesn't press for an advantage. Stockfish at a depth of 22 gives the position above a -0.03, which is essentially equal. That's not ...
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Main idea of Bird's opening

Most good players do it to avoid other openings like the sicilian. It is not that bad at all. If White plays well the projected outcome is a score of 49.5% for white. White could do better with Pe4 ...
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