10456 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
Technically the kings gambit may be refuted but in human play is it refuted. Here is an example of how easily black can go wrong in the fischer defense. Keep in mind that the mate was found by fritz and fritz assures me that after fxg3 black is lost. I will present it as a puzzle to you but first show you how to get there.
sorry forgot to mention that on chessbase news they say that after a few months rybka refuted the kings gambit check it out on chessbase.
Man, chess players have no conception of April Fools Day, let alone humor.
Well, the King's Gambit is a holdover from the romantic period of the 19th century, when defense wasn't considered a top priority and development was king (pun not intended). The idea behind the accepted version is to trade away a pawn for an extra tempo, as well as to open the f-file allowing O-O to have the king's rook point towards that relatively squishy f7 square.
This dynamism of material vs. time, as well as its featuring in The Immortal Game, are enough to convince me that the King's Gambit will still see use on all but the highest levels of play.
didn't know it was a joke, got fooled, sorry
still cool puzzle though
Well, I like the KG, but your line is not forcing. E.g. Black can simply ignore the bishop and go 9...Kd7. I don't see an advantage for White then. But even if Black takes the bishop, this should not lead to a forced mate. E.g. why should Black play 12...c5? He could sac his queen with 12...Qf6 instead, the tree pieces would give him quite some compensation after 13.Rxf6 Kxf6.
Fritz and another engine say Qf6 still isn't enough compensation but the best move and ignoring the bishop is probably just bad since the king is stuck in the center and black isn't up any material after hxg3
what to do about opponents like this
by kaynight 6 minutes ago
10/23/2014 - Weaving The Web
by word220 10 minutes ago
by kaynight 10 minutes ago
Ruy Lopez - what to play as Black?
by QueenTakesKnightOOPS 27 minutes ago
Who's your fav in the Top Ten?
by trotters64 28 minutes ago
Could somebody tell me what the best chess analys program is?
by PaullHutchh 42 minutes ago
Standard Ratings Boost
by vmsfinale 47 minutes ago
Should i use the same opening in every game?
by Pulpofeira 69 minutes ago
10/22/2014 - E.Bacrot - P.Leko, Elista Grand Prix, 2008
by wtr49p 70 minutes ago
by vmsfinale 73 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2014 Chess.com
• Chess - English
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!