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8 Sep Play these chess gambits and have the funniest games (although not for your opponent) with the new complete repertoire for White. 19 Jan I had invented the Colorado Gambit several years ago. See my article at Chessville in my column called “The Search for Dragons & Mythical Chess Openings”. Want to learn more about chess gambits, with particular emphasis on the ” Romantic” 19th century gambits, the method of opening a chess game that was the.

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As you can see, the crux of this opening is to get your opponent to take the pawn. I’ve also played the Reti Gambit against the French and am chesw trying the Korchnoi which is looking interesting.

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However, I see plenty of scope for the “Romantic” philosophy to be resurrected and to thrive at the club level, and possibly up as far as Elo standard, where mistakes are relatively common and there tend to be chances for both sides.

I also offer links to sources that offer a more in-depth analysis of the theory of the lines, for those who are interested. Opening theory tends to be very important at the grandmaster level, but for the vast majority of chess players, the key of the opening phase of the game is to get into a decent middlegame that you enjoy playing and where you know what you’re doing.

Many of the 19th century “open gambits” in particular also offer a good training ground in tactical play, getting your pieces out as quickly as possible, and learning the art of attack and defence, to beginners and improving players. Bishop and knight checkmate King and pawn vs king Opposite-coloured bishops Pawnless endgame Queen and pawn vs queen Queen vs pawn Rook and bishop vs rook Rook and pawn vs rook Lucena position Philidor position Strategy fortress opposition Tarrasch rule triangulation Zugzwang Study Tablebase Two knights endgame Wrong bishop Wrong rook pawn.


Although, I’m not very good at chess. In gambitss chess, the typical response to a moderately sound gambit is to accept the material and give the material back at an advantageous time. If a player who is offered a gambit captures the piece and thus gains material the gambit is said to be accepted. This site is, with time, intended to develop as a one-stop source for those who want an introductory coverage of various gambits and related lines, with some helpful hints regarding the critical lines.

Sep 28, chees. A rule of thumb often found in various primers on chess suggests that a cchess should get three moves see tempo of development for a sacrificed pawn, but it is unclear how useful this general maxim is since the “free moves” part of the compensation is almost never the entirety of what the gambiteer gains. I hope, though, that eventually this site will gamibts a wider range of lines than my “old” one. Ng5 main line Two Knights Defence 4. To give an idea of common middlegame and endgame themes, I also include selections of annotated mostly high-level games which are also available, with my annotations, as PGN downloads.

See my article on the Colorado Gambit.

Sep 27, 1. I enjoy playing Blackmar Gambts Gambit. Right now, I’m also in gambifs middle of a game that arose from the nicely imbalanced 1. Chess Gambits- Harking back to the 19th century! Bc5 Scotch Gambit A gambit used by Black may also be called a gambit, e. Sep 29, Views Read Edit View history. The Sturm Gambit 1. My recent experiments are with the Orang-Colorado Gambit which is a 3 pawn gambit where you sac 3 pawns for the big kingside attack. Log In or Join.


A more dubious gambit is the so-called Halloween Gambit: My “old” site will probably remain the more comprehensive of the two for a while, as I slowly work on expanding this “new” site. Sep 28, 5. List of chess gambits. But let’s face it, people normally don’t play d3 before Nc3 or they simply know the Lasker trap For the same reasons as above, I am also happy to accept and defend against gambits; many of the lines that I cover are lines that I have often played from both sides of the board.

Mark all topics as READ. This article uses algebraic notation to describe chess moves. Sep 30, This type of play is still seen at the grandmaster level but typically requires navigating a lot of theory former world chess champion Garry Kasparov was a good example but in general defence is very good, assisted by computer analysis, and so grandmasters have to be sophisticated about it.

Here the investment a knight for just one pawn is too large for the moderate advantage of having a strong center.

Bxb2, due to the development advantage and attacking chances against the black king. Best Regards Darth Musashi.

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Gambits are often said to be offered to an opponent, and that offer is then said to be either accepted or declined. Can a king mate a king? This page was last edited on 10 Mayat Here Black can force White to sacrifice a pawn speculatively with All articles with chezs statements Articles with unsourced statements from May Articles with Italian-language external links Wikipedia articles with LCCN identifiers.