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Thank you Grandmaster Dejan Bojkov.
Brilliant gambit!! I think I'll be trying this out in Live Chess games :)
Now that I have seen the video its probably only a matter of time before I am seduced to actually playing it.
wow thats some skill right there!
That's impressive how someone can play with the king like it. oleeee Steinitz
No, but I might try it once more
I think that nowadays it is considered insufficient for White. But it does not mean that it cannot be played, especially as a surprise weapon.
is this opening playable in (modern)tourney chess?
Has anyone that used this gambit verify that it's alright to use? It's probably different with today's computers
Yes, I did give it a try in my young years :)
by GM Dejan Bojkov
In this exciting video lecture, a legend is born! Soon after securing the World Championship title, Wilhelm Steinitz unveiled part of his life's work in the later named "Steinitz Gambit". His philosophy that the King is a fighting piece who can take care of himself in all stages of the game was the principle behind his invention. A man of principle, Steinitz certainly was -- and he won countless brilliant games to prove it!
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GM Dejan Bojkov
Dejan Bojkov is a Grandmaster, originally from Bulgaria. As a youngster, Dejan was the winner of numerous Youth Championships -- including Boys Under 14 and Boys Under 18 Bulgarian Champion. This translated to success on the international stage, with his most recent victory coming at the Sydney International Open in Australia (2010). As a trainer his work has known little failure, and some of his students include Antoaneta Stefanova-former World Womens Champion.
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