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The surprisingly sound Falkbeer counter gambit


  • 6 years ago · Quote · #1

    pvmike

    The kings gambit has always been an opening I dread playing. I like playing gambits when I'm on the side that is giving up the material. So naturally I play the Falkbeer counter gambit in response to the kings gambit. After a quite a few losses with the counter gambit I was ready to give it up. Most experts consider it to be unsound, but before giving up on it I found some lines not in Modern Chess Openings( at least not in the 14th edition) where black almost equalizes even when whites play accurately. Here's article I found the lines in http://jimwestonchess.blogspot.com/2007/02/falkbeer-counter-gambit.html 

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #2

    rollingpawns

    At least in blitz it's quite playable. I played against King's gambit 2. ... Bc5 before, but after I decided to switch to Falkbeer I get better results and more interesting play. 

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #3

    promotedpawn

    I think white is disadvantaged since the king is exposed, but I don't know much about this opening.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #4

    pawnstalkerz

    thinkin bout tryin it

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #5

    Ry888

    I think this may be a bit too crazy for me...


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