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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List of chess gambits – Wikipedia

Recently I have been experimenting with chess opening gambits out of the Orangutan Opening 1. Two Knights Defence 4. Bishop and knight checkmate King and pawn vs king Opposite-coloured bishops Pawnless endgame Queen and pawn vs queen Queen vs pawn Rook and gamhits 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.

Sep 28, 5. Ng5 sidelines Two Knights Defence 4. See my article on the Colorado Gambit. Sep 28, 4. My “old” site will probably remain the more comprehensive of the two for a while, as I tambits work on expanding this “new” site.

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My analysis is error-checked with the Rybka and Fritz computer engines and draws upon a variety of sources, which are cited wherever I make use of them.

Bxb2, due to the development advantage and attacking chances against the black king. Sep 28, 2. Best Regards Darth Musashi. For gambits that are less sound, the accepting player is more likely to try to hold on to his extra material.

Sep 29, If the player who was offered the gambit ignores it and instead continues their development, then the gambit is said to be declined. Listed below is one game from that article. If a player who is offered a gambit captures the piece and thus gains material the gambit is said to be accepted. List of openings theory table List of chess gambits Irregular Quick checkmates Fool’s mate Scholar’s mate.


AnatBerezovsky 44 min ago. Sep 27, 1. Sep 28, 6. I can turn this opening into a plot to take black’s queen. A rule of thumb often found in various primers on chess suggests that a player 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.

Although, I’m not very good at chess. All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from May Articles with Italian-language external links Wikipedia articles with LCCN identifiers. A gambit from ancient Italian gambettomeaning “to trip” is a chess opening in which a player, more often Whitesacrifices materialusually a pawnwith the hope of achieving a resulting advantageous position.

I’m not quite one of those players who, as the late Mark Morss put it”must play gambits or give up chess”, though, as there are also many other ways of creating that type of imbalance, including castling on opposite sides of the board, trading a weak pawn structure for active piece play, etc. While there’s always a temptation to be biased in favour of the gambiteer’s chances when covering gambit openings, and I won’t claim to be immune to that, I do try to be reasonably objective.

It was a game against chess engine Firefly Of course, a player is not obliged to accept a gambit. This site is “work in progress”.

Chess openings Chess terminology. It has also changed address as I moved to cjess paid host, which means that I need to update a fair number of the links but the menus at the top of the page still work fine.

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. 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. Here the investment a knight for just one pawn is too large for the moderate advantage of having a strong center. Wikibooks has a book on the topic of: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


I had invented the Colorado Gambit several years ago. In general I am one of those idealistic some would chesz naive players who gets more out of the creative side of chess than the competitive, results-oriented side. Nf3 f5or Englund Gambit 1.

Chess Gambits- Harking back to the 19th century! – A guide to romantic chess openings

The Sturm Gambit 1. For alternate meanings, see Gambit disambiguation.

Home Articles Sources Open Games 1. Sep 30, In modern chess, the typical response to a moderately sound gambit is to accept the material and give the material back at an advantageous time.

Mark all topics as READ. Site purpose 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 norm in the days of Paul Morphy and Adolf Anderssen?

I’ve also played the Reti Gambit against the French and am currently trying the Korchnoi which is looking interesting. I also offer links to sources that offer a more in-depth analysis of the theory of the lines, for those who are interested. Retrieved from ” https: This article is about the chess tactic.

I also played it and it can also be played against the Caro Kann Defense. This keeps popping up BadBenedict 1 hr ago.