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Abbazia Defense

  • Last updated on 11/29/09, 1:42 PM.

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A King's Gambit Accepted variation (1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 d5) (ECO classification - C36).  The name comes from a tournament, Abbazia 1912, in which all the games had to be a King's Gambit Accepted.  The event was won by Rudolf Spielmann,  Abbazia is now the city of Opatija in former Yugoslavia, now Croatia.  This variation was played six times at Abbazia, Black winning four times.  The opening is also known as the Polerio variation, Scandanavian Variation, or Modern Defense.  In 1829, Hirsch Silberschmidt published a chess book containing analysis of this variation.  It was probably first played between the Amsterdam Chess Club and the Antwerp Chess Club by correspondence in 1827.

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  • 7 years ago · Quote · #1

    freefma75

    nice to know !!
  • 7 years ago · Quote · #2

    Royd

    never heard this word before...
  • 6 years ago · Quote · #3

    zvonko

    I like this opening very much.

     


  • 6 years ago · Quote · #4

    BirdBrain

    The Abbazia defense is one reason why many people play Bc4 before Nf3 in the King's Gambit, limiting Black's counterpunches.  Of course, if Black wants to be nitpicky, he can play the Cunningham with Be7, planning Bh4+ Kf1, but that plan is shallow.  If you want to counterattack White on an open board, the Abbazia might be the best bet. 
  • 6 years ago · Quote · #5

    uritbon

    the kings gambit isn't good becuase you let the enemy take your king [:-)]


  • 6 years ago · Quote · #6

    jessreal

    the king's gambit is a nice opening =)

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #7

    04dyland

    Can anyone show it on a chess board?

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #8

    chessrules555999

    what does this look like on a chess board?Undecided

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #9

    hinata4783

    who has a chess board for this?

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #10

    redblue122

    I think a chess board to show should be better than people holding a real chess board and figuring it out.

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #11

    turbine506

    same here need chessboard to understand

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #12

    MrGame

    i prefer queens gambit. its just safer 

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #13

    MrGame

    gambits are a bit risky don't ya think jessreal and zvonko

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #14

    MrGame

    mobility is everythingto your pieces  .winning isint everything its the only thing !

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #15

    rbp

    that move is very easy to counter.

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #16

    DarthKriss

    This opening is a bit annoying but manageable.

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #17

    evethesnake

    Never heard of it or played it til now.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #18

    AnandBenegal

    CoolI PREFER QUEENS GAMBIT. MUSealedCH SAFER

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #19

    lemaestro

    pretty risky for the king's side...... but it spurs defense against the counterpunches of white.....

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #20

    chessfunk_7

    the kings gambit is a thrill ride. tactics and strategy abound . it brings out the best of both sides . 

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