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Knockout Novelty: A King's Gambit Surprise

The point of this post is to diminish some of the the "fear factor" for black in the King's Gambit. If you read through this post through and memorize the lines that I give, you will rarely find yourself worse off in the King's Gambit. However, even if you don't have the time to do a deep analytical study of the King's Gambit, (or do, but choose to spend it otherwise) it is still a humorous read. Also if you would like to learn about other lines in the King's Gambit, feel free pull out your favorite opening tome, and learn it that way. Anyway, on to the post.

The King's Gambit is, as you may already know, a sharp, attacking line where white attempts to smash black quickly with his/her minor pieces. Black will usually just try to dodge the falling tactical bombs long enough to strike back in a pawn up endgame. Simply said, the King's Gambit is for those lucky players who can get a high from tossing their pieces down the board in an unsound king attack. Here is the theory.

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  • 8 months ago


    King Gambit is realy hard opening, actualy a super example of King Gambit, i think on FICS, is "Desperado" by chess.com/blog/sollevy10.. But your example is nice too "Pianoman"... ;-)

  • 10 months ago


    I don't know what many of the game openings are called. All I know is that I recognize the positions from experience. I don't feel like I am showing disrespect to the game by not knowing these openings as long as I understand how to play them.

  • 10 months ago


    good one, thanks!!

  • 10 months ago


    Interesting lines. I base my reply to lines of the kings gambit on an article written by booby Fischer 'a bust to the kings gambit'. It shows a lot of powerful lines for black. At least, that's what it looks like to me

  • 10 months ago


    f7f5: The + for black is due to white's king being stuck, and also black's pawn can easily become a problem for white. Example: if white plays simply Nc6, the g-pawn will be a thorn in white's side for a long time. Granted, black's plus is relatively slight.


  • 10 months ago


    White may controll the center, but he doesn't have any attack, and is down a pawn and his king is badly placed

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