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I enjoy playing gambits, but have not had very much success finding a good one, I play the scotch game now, but it still does not give me all the attacking possiblities I want. Please suggest an opening for me to play which sacrafices something for good attacking possibility, also please post the first moves of the opening Thanks :D
Well, I believe it is my opening choice really .. I can sustain a very strong attack, but I am usually down to much to really do anything with ... I used to play the king's gambit, if that is a good attacking opening, then I shall try to use a different style of play. Because I have had no success at all with it.
Gambits involve risk - that's where the name comes from. Most of the old well-known gambits are extensively analysed and won't rattle a prepared player.
If you don't feel comfortable trying to create attacks with just a move or so for the pawn, then gambits are not for you.
The word gambit comes from the Italian dare il gambetto (to put a leg forward in order to trip someone). Doesn't necessarily suggest taking risks.
Isnt tripping risky ?
It's tripping the opponent that is meant.
(edited by kohai to remove abusive attack)
To the OP: you want to play a gambit, and have some familiarity with the Scotch? Then why not the Scotch gambit:
Mental masturbation as usual. Somebody named "GodsPawn" being a jerk and telling somebody they don't know what they're doing. Then somebody else giving the literal etymology of a word as though that refutes what it's current meaning is.
It may be its current meaning, but gambits don't necessarily involve risks. Queen's Gambit wasn't considered a wildly risky opening the last I checked.
Gambits are fun to play but ofcourse they involve risk. They teach one to use advantages in time and/or space, more active pieces etc. Such advantages will often evaporate against skillful defense and the gambiteer is simply left down in material with a lost position. Spassky said that one of his trainers ( Tolush I believe) taught him to use such advantages by requiring of his youthful student to gambit at least a pawn in some of his games/tournaments and I believe this is where Spassky's fame/love for the king's gambit was born....
The OP's question is anyway too general to enable a very helpful answer. Might as well Google gambits on the Web.
chessisme1123, why don't you take a look into the Blackmar-Diemer Gambit (and it's many interesting variations)? If played right, I think it may be able to provide the strong attack you desire. Below is the basic B.D. gambit.
Except that he gave us a clue that he plays the Scotch Game already, so recommending the Scotch Gambit would seem to be the first reasonable suggestion
Maybe more Black players should accept it and try to hold on to the pawn.
The queensgambit isnt really a gambit since after 2...dxc4 white can immediately recover the pawn with 3 Qa4+ if so inclined... I believe R Spielmann referred to such "gambits" as sham sacrifices or some such......
OP , the recommendation of Jempty to play the scotch gambit is a good one, you could also play the Goring gambit since you play the scotch and are wanting to gambit something. I have played both here and they are fun to play.
scotch gambit is good. i like that one.
king's gambit is obviously the best choice (i'm currently writing a blog on various openings which can be found here).
i also like the goring gambit. one of my favorites.
Even among gambits there are those that are considered far riskier than others. The king's gambit is considered much more risky than say the marshall counter attack of the Ruy...... for example.
Thanks for the help, I will try to play the scotch gambit, and look up the goring gambit.
Look into the evans gambit. That can be good for attacking players like yourself.
I have looked at the evan's gambit and to be honest I don't like that one very much.
How about the bishops gambit of the kings gambit
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