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Bd3 is very popular at club level, and one of the sharpest white weapons against the French Defense. Personally, I find this repertoire more coherent and compelling than Nigel Davies’s Gambiteer I Everymanwhich focuses more on wing gambits including b4 gambits against the Sicilian, Frenchand Scandinavian than center gambits, with the exception of its treatment of the “half Danish” line 1.

The Alterman Gambit Guide – White Gambits by Boris Alterman

While this hypermodern defense is as quintessentially English as fish and chips and high tea, that didn’t stop it becoming universally played and pioneered in other countries – especially as it is full of dynamics for the player of the Black pieces with so many inventive ways to play it.

Qa5 – the Kotrc-Mieses Gambit with 4. It isn’t that difficult to learn, resembles the Blackmar-Diemer Gambit in many ways, and often leads to sacrifices and other fireworks not usually associated with the solid Caro-Kann. The author does an admirable job and I’m sure that those who want an introduction to the lines in question will be instructed and inspired, as well as thoroughly entertained.

A swashbuckler by nature, 19th-century Scottish master John Cochrane – – who is also associated with the confusing naming history of the Scotch Game – was the epitome of the early romantic era of chess, and his legacy lives on through the centuries with his daring tactical idea that survives unrefuted to this day.

The Bird’s Opening with 1 f4 can take on the positional characteristics of a reversed Dutch Defense. For those who want to understand these openings, the presentation will appeal to players rated from to aroundwhich is approximately Alterman’s target audience for the book. I came to see these overly shallow “overviews” as a frequently empty gesture to publisher and audience expectations, and in some cases they are surprisingly incomplete.

Since then, elite stars such as Kasparov, Kramnik, Topalov, Leko, Radjabov and Shirov have all adopted this variation into their arsenal because it often leads to imbalanced positions. Since I’m a 1. Many believe it has Spanish origins due to the name, but it is in fact derived from the location of the Budapest tournament, held in the Siesta Sanatorium, where Jose Raul Capablanca successfully deployed it against Andreas Steiner.


For example, he includes an excellent chapter on the Philidor Defense which is hardly “gambit” relatedyet he does not cover the Pirc, Scandinavian, or Alekhine’s Defense which a complete repertoire would require, though few good “gambit” approaches are available against these defenses.


During one of these crossings the gallant captain suddenly discovered a promising new fourth move for White And so, the Evans Gambit was born coming at the height of the romantic period in the game, the swashbuckling gambit soon took the imagination of the chess world and was adopted by the likes of McDonnell, Labourdonnais, Anderssen, Moprhy, Chigorin and Steinitz.

No adventure in chess is complete without deploying a King’s Gambit sometime in your career; the history of which is almost as old as the modern game itself.

Practical Chess Exercises 5 months ago. First up will be 1. The idea is to activate all of white’s pieces and make use of the open gmabit and space for an all-out attack. The deferred was a favorite of the original chess thinker David Bronstein, and even Viktor Korchnoi used it to draw with Anantoly Karpov during their many world championship battles; lately, Alexei Shirov has played it.

A prime example being the Max Lange Attack, one of the stormiest opening systems of the 19th century that was named after the German master of the same name, who first suggested it in After Capablanca adopted the Caro-Kann, it assumed a status as the solid way for Black to escape attacking efforts of e4 players.

Books and songs were written about him; and the Tal Memorial now underway in Moscow, the strongest tournament of the year, further reminds us of the legacy of the incomparable genius that was Mikhail Tal.

Not all gambits need giide be adventurous, swashbuckling all-out alyerman. Modern master praxis has been to decline the gambit gabit 5 Bg5 rather than being faced with a strong pawn sacrifice for easy piece play and a direct attack a la Alekhine-Tarrasch. GM Boris Altermans begins a two video series investigating perhaps one of the soundest of the romantic gambits from the 18th century that altermwn still used at top level in the game today – The Evans Gambit with 1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 Bc4 Bc5 4 b4!?

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Black Gambits 1 is an instructional manual for improving chess players. And in a new series of Gambit Guide, we take a closer look at the nuances of the Schliemann Deferred.

The QGA is a postmodern opening, for it combines and reinforces classical and hypermodern ideas of positional play – not only that, it also offers a wealth of possibilities. Gambig, it wasn’t until Correspondence World gambti Yakov Estrin wrote a famed book on the Two Knights some 80 years later that the main theory of the opening really developed. Many believed for years thereafter that the outright refutation of the Damiano to be 3 Nxe5. This provocative pawn sacrifice by black as early as move three often leads to games of a swashbuckling nature.


The myth goes that Marshall deliberately kept his analysis secret for seven years before playing it against Capablanca at New Yorkbut this has since been debunked by historians. When the great “uncrowned king” Akiba Rubinstein introduced the variation that bears his name 1. GM Boris Alterman again responds to ICC members who have asked our resident expert in all things gambits what to do in the Alekhine 4-Pawns Attack if Black eschews the big main line with 1.

JavaScript seems to be disabled in your browser. Anyone who enters the murky waters of the Fried Liver must be well prepared for the mind-boggling complications that ensue.

The myth goes that Marshall deliberately kept his analysis secret for seven years before playing guive against Capablanca at New Yorkbut this has since been debunked by historians. Some openings are so unbalanced that one false move can cost you the game. There are many methods to combat the Sveshnikov, but one of the most macho involves the early sacrifice of either a knight or a bishop on b5.

The gambit is named after two players, Pierre Morra from France and Ken Smith of the Dallas Chess Club, who popularized it to the masses by writing nine books and fifty articles about it. Openings and endings 2 years ago. GM Boris Altermans begins a two video series investigating perhaps one of the soundest of the romantic gambits from the 18th century that is still used at top level in the game today – The Evans Gambit with 1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 Bc4 Bc5 4 b4!?

Review of Pete Tamburro’s “Openings for Amateurs”. Greg Shahade – Home. However in addition, the book deals with the Blumenfeld, and some other dynamic gambit-like ideas where White varies early on This particular hair-raising exchange sacrifice in the Vienna was given it’s ghoulishly gothic title by correspondence guru Tim Harding, who wrote many articles about it during the late s.

But it was his fellow Soviet grandmaster and noted theoretician Efim Geller who worked the most to establish the gambit as a respectable opening by playing it consistently and finding many key improvements for White.

Pawns are the soul of chess,” once opined the mild-mannered 18th century French musical composer Francois-Andre Philidor, gambot was also the most famous chess-player of his day.

The Two Knights Defence is one of the trickiest tactical openings around. The Panov Attack 1.