However, even today, the Damiano with 2…f6?! There are more than places to play chess on the internet. World Cadet Underway in Spain 1 month ago. I have been blogging about chess since May and have received the Chess J And now, in the latest series of Gambit Guide, GM Boris Alterman shows why even today this is a boriz line to have in your arsenal, as the resulting pawn sacrifice allows Black to dominate the centre. One from Chernev 3 days ago. It has surprise value, its not hard to learn, and it leads to sharp and dynamic gambkt from the very start of the game.

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Grolrajas Basically, it is a bold attempt from the very first moves to demonstrate that by giving away the central pawn White can show that Blacks first move is guidde because it exposes the king. The Riga variation is exciting and often leads to many wild sacrificial gambits galore, where, if White is unsure of what is going on, can easily lead to many a Black quick wins. Then, the original name of the opening was the Volga Gambit — named after the Volga River — after an article about Much of the new pioneering work on the Damiano variation can be attributed to the Austrian IM Friedrich Karl Volkmann, who almost single-handedly has changed the evaluation of many of the key lines once thought to refute the venerable Damiano, so-called as it is similar to the mainline of the Damiano gambit with 1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 f6?!

The Morra Gambit 1. Gambit Guide Mega Pack: 1. Livingston County Chess Blog. Pay by credit card, debit card or PayPal. As chess gambits go, the Gajewski Gambit with 1. Although out of fashion these days, it has never been refuted outright. Could it be a case of Back to the Future with this vicious line being brought back into praxis? JavaScript seems to be disabled in your browser.

The Staunton Gambit has a long history having being named after Howard Staunton, who first played it against Horwitz in The Cordel gambit can lead to some very strange positions and there are many bizarre responses to it — but ultimately it has never proved to be strictly sound, though it is useful as a surprise weapon when you are looking for wild, tactical games.

The Milner-Barry Gambit 1. Modern master praxis has been to decline the gambit with 5 Bg5 rather than being faced with a strong pawn sacrifice for easy piece play and a direct attack a la Alekhine-Tarrasch. The Max Lange Attack 1. The Siesta Variation in the Modern Steinitz 1.

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.

For more in-depth coverage of the lines, players will have to look elsewhere, but this is a good place to start. All Gambit Guide Openings! 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!?

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.

The Botvinnik Semi Slav 1. Look no further than a particularly aggressive gambit line with In it, he noted that after 1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 the altfrman 2…Nc6 is good, 2…d6 is not so good, and 2…f6 the opening named after him is worst. Lev Polugaevsky was one of the strongest players in the world from the late s until the early s. Related Posts.


The Alterman Gambit Guide: Black Gambits 1

The first volume deals with move-orders connected with 1. Rather than focusing on deep improvements upon established theory The Alterman Gambit Guide emphasizes the importance of becoming familiar with the opening and positional principles [ The Alterman Gambit Guide has positively surprised me by making a clear, dynamic and sound repertoire accessible to a public rated between and Quite an achievement! For more in-depth coverage of the lines, players will have to look elsewhere, but this is a good place to start. A big chunk of the work is about the Benko, and many of the illustrated games are his own, so personal is the right adjective here. However in addition, the book deals with the Blumenfeld, and some other dynamic gambit-like ideas where White varies early on


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