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King's Gambit

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The King's Gambit is a chess opening characterised by very lively and aggresive play which is the case for most gambits. It has been very popular in the 19th century, the era of romatic chess, where attacking chess was at his peak. Nowdays it is rarely seen in top level but it is still popular among club players. White's purpose of sacrificing his f pawn is to open lines for his pieces and weaken black's center, thus creating ideal circumstances for an attack. Indeed, in this opening white attacks very early in the game, unlike most other chess openings. If black does not take the pawn, white will still have some open lines but play will be calmer. Another important point to note about the King's Gambit is that white, by moving his f pawn, weakens his king's defence severely and this more or less forces him to start an attack. Passivity will quickly result into a losing position.

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  • 6 years ago · Quote · #21

    Timark

    I would always accept the pawn and won when against kings gambit - but never accept queens gambit 

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #22

    turbine506

    hello zinger, need to understand more on fischer defense

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #23

    TheKhaotik

    Good opening!, I've had some success with King's Gambit Accepted against GNU Chess on Easy anyway... here's the game

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #24

    turbine506

    i need ro practice this one

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #25

    Britneyfan

    the fischer defence is quite good but it  still leaves white with a better position in my opinion. However it is very good in 1 minute games, at least the way one of my friends plays it on a certain other website, where he has beaten 2200+ with it.

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #26

    lazyb

    this one i like best from all openings for both white and black.

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #27

    akiye94

    lol u shud put de queen for checkmate wif 17... Qh7# ^^ not miscalculate

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #28

    RazaAdeel

    Why not seen at master level, what's the problem.

    I dont see any problem in White's development usually and there an advantage of a central pawn for a side pawn which is good for white also. The main line of it is also very intresting. This is the game of paul morphy against bird, of kings gambit. I really liked this game.

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #29

    RazaAdeel

    Why not seen at master level, what's the problem.

    I dont see any problem in White's development usually and there an advantage of a central pawn for a side pawn which is good for white also. The main line of it is also very intresting

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #30

    craigers

    I thought King's gambit usually brought out kings knight on the second move and usually the4 kings bishop on the 3rd??

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #31

    didaky

    IT IS AN INTERESTING OPENING! BUT I CAN'T UNDERSTAND THE PURPOSEEmbarassed.

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #32

    NOVAQ

    Good opening

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #33

    swiniaWkosmosie

    I know a very strange continuation of Kings Gambit

    (this is not normal Muzio-Poleiro) where you sacrifice bishop and a knight for 2 pawns... but it is not as stupid as it looks... you can try it with a computer :D

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #34

    turbine506

    im getting clear picture

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #35

    turbine506

    this is a new combination .bishop is strong here

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #36

    ujwalchesswizard

    how do you block this opening?

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #37

    Seirup

    To everyone who whanna know more about the Kings Gambit!!

    Buy a book. There is many books about this fantastic opening, and you can find them on google.

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #38

    mysakk

    cool but i don't see many people playing it bye

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #39

    mysakk

    cool gambit i like it

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #40

    gagan_kaushik122333

    I LOVE this opening and I use it whenever I can. Smile

    -Gagan

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