9855 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!
Besides the Queen's Gambit (white can get the pawn back right away when he wants) I would say the Benko Gambit. Lots of positional compensation. Not just hoping for a quick attack or a blunder
2)albin counter gambit
3)falkbeer counter gambit
especially budapest gambit
@koala8 Wow that Budapest gambit game you posted was a bloodbath. Straight to the endgame!
I was only showing main lines and mistakes opponents can make
The Scandinavian Gambit 1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Nf6 3.c4 c6 4. dxc6 Nxc6 gives Black some positives assets for the material invested. In fact, I read somewhere that Grandmaster John Emms, in his book "The Scandinavian", go as far to gratify a interrogation mark (?) on 4.dxc6 and writes something to the effect that: "White's greediness will leave him in a miserable position for the remainder of the game thanks to Black's sudden iniative and great central control."
Not sure that's the exact wordings since it's quite a while I read that comment.
@Fralnp. I play the Scandinavian Modern/Marshallvariation (Nf6) as my primary response to 1. e4. That is my favorite gambit in the Scandinavian defense: the Panov Transfer. I always pray my opponet plays those moves.
Black Gets tons of development and initiative as compensation for that one extra wing pawn.
Albin shouldn't be considered sound.
4. Open Catalan
5. Semi-Slav Anti-Moscow Gambit
6. Exchange Grunfeld with Nf3+Rb1
Yes, but sometimes my opps. generally follows with 5.d4 so I don't have the chance to always play this sharpening line...
I'm curious about the Budapest's status as a gambit. Not its soundness as such, but whether it is a gambit at all.
Are there any 1.d4 books or strong players that advocate keeping the pawn for White (ie the 6.Nc3 line)? It seems that most of them agree that White is better off in the other lines.
It is technically a gambit it gives away material without receiving it back immediatly
it is a real gambit black can't forceably get the pawn back but giving the pawn back is reccomended
Right that is my point, White returns the pawn quickly.
The difference between the Budapest and other gambits (Marshall/Benko/Albin/BDG) is that the second player is advised NOT to hold on to the extra pawn .
So, if anything, when played as a gambit it is better than most of the other gambits...
its funny because the budapest gambit isn't good
I agree that the Marshall Attack vs the Ruy is strong. I used to play the Budapest. It can be effective, but I believe with best play White will be better. I read somewhere that White should play 4. e6!
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e5 3.de5 Ng4 4.e6 Bb4+ 5.Bd2 (5.Nd2? de6 and 5.Nc3?! fe6 6.e3 Nf6 are quite obviously nothing) Bxd2+ 6.Nxd2 (6.Qxd2 fe6) de6.
Where is white's advantage?
Scotch Gambit is good.
Carlsen on Nakamura: "Inept"
by succenna a few minutes ago
Artur Yusupov's Nine Books
by TJBChess 3 minutes ago
Highest Chess Mentor Rating In Chess.com History
by burnsy5657 10 minutes ago
Trouble brewing for World Championship 2014 - Something Very Devious by Anand
by ghoshk 17 minutes ago
Am I a jerk?
by succenna 17 minutes ago
Ur chess personality
by mosai 21 minutes ago
News Flash!! Sarcasm gets you banned.
by DrCheckevertim 26 minutes ago
Ranting of a frustrated tournament player
by mudgee08 26 minutes ago
Ashley's Million-dollar chess tourney - but bring your own clocks
by Bulla 29 minutes ago
Titled get's rating automatically?
by Hamsterlight 32 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!