The King's Gambit has a long and glorious history. It has created famous games and been enthusiastically adopted by many great players of the past couple of. We had promised a book on the King's Gambit, so in a moment of weakness with the King's Gambit; luckily most of the people I know are strong chess players. The King's Gambit has lost popularity, but not sympathy. Analysts treat it with kid gloves and seem reluctant to demonstrate an outright refutation. "The Chess.
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Jan 20, I am looking to play the King's Gambit as white and do to its sharp nature I need to Also i can send you a link of a PDF format Kings Gambit book that i found. The King's Gambit is, of course, an opening with a great history, but for the larger part of this century it has been lying dormant, a rare visitor to tournament. The King's Gambit is a chess opening that begins with the moves: 1. e4 e5: 2. f4. White offers a .. "A Bust to the King's Gambit" (PDF). ruthenpress.info Retrieved .
IMHO the opening is really not worth the effort. Jan 24, 9 pfren wrote: The best book on the king's gambit is playing the Ruy Lopez, or the Scotch plain, or four knights.
Sadly agreed. I really like going on the attack so I used to play the King's Gambit.
Now I usually play the Reti or queen's pawn openings as white. The King's Gambit at best leads to an endgame where white struggles to draw assuming perfect play.
Nf6 3. Nc3,Bb4 4. Nf3 CapAnson Jan 24, 12 Just go over and study a whole bunch of 19th century games.. Too much memorization required for me personally.
He closes the dangerous b3-f7 diagonal and prepares to castle. His develop ment will now be smooth Be7 and Attempts by White to retain material equality usually leave Black with the initiative, as in the most popular "book" variation - A contemporary version of this Occasionally you will see Bd6, a similar idea to our main line except that Black makes sure he will not lose his f4- pawn before he attends to the recapture on d5.
His knights may go to d7 and e7, where they set up a defensive wall around the king, followed by Nf6 and However, the bishop on d6 blocks access to d5 and makes it easier for White to retain a powerful central pawn front with d2-d4 and c2-c4. Best play after Bd6 appears to be 5 d4, Ne7 6 c4! Nf6 6 c4, Bg4 7 Bd3, 8 and now that White's king position is secure he can begin using his mass of central pawns.
See Illustrative Game 2. On the other hand, Be7, which neither retains the f pawn nor helps win the d5-pawn is poor here.
The mixture of Be7-h4 ch idea turns out poorly, e. Be7 5 Bc4, Bh4 ch 6 Kfl, and now developing the king knight at f6 or e7 leaves the h4-bishop hanging. Therefore, Bf6 7 d4, Ne7 makes sense, but then 8 Nc3, 9 Bxf4 wins a pawn without compensation for Black, e.
Remember that after 4 exd5 material is equal. Black cannot afford to lose his forward f-pawn unless a he gets the d5- pawn in return, or b he gets substantial compensation, usually in the form of piece activity.
Chapter One 29 Around the tum of the century a German master by the name of Paul Saladin Leonardt popularized this move and it remained in fashion even into the s before being pushed out by the more forcing 5 Bb5 ch.
Recently, thanks in part to the English grandmaster Joe Gallagher, it has regained some of its former stature. Of course, the basic idea of 5 Bc4 is to take indirect aim at f7, the vulnerable square that so often proves critical in the King's Gambit. But there are several sub-themes, such as a timely exchange of the bishop after Black can win a tempo, at some inconvenience, with Akiba Rubinstein's maneuver Nbd7 6 , Nb6 and now 7 Bb3, Nbxd5.
This is another basic lesson of the K. He can secure a better center with his pawn at d4 being supported by another at c3, while his rooks control the e- and f-files.
Black cannot afford to be smug after trading his f4-pawn for the one at d5.
Other moves at the fifth turn, such as