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Will watch other lines you present first before adopting it, but I must say, as a 1.d4 1. ...c6 (wedge pattern openings), I did well and enjoyed using the King's Gambit in a tourney yesterday. My amateur opponents did not offer the lines Simon mentioned but his mantra of, "In the gambit style...." and "Sacrifice to...." kept ringing in my head and I found some very effective ones. The games were much more interesting! Thanks Simon! I won both games.
very exciting opening and terrific presentation, thanks!
I really like openings that most opponents probably aren't prepared for. Especially one's like this where just a single innacurate move right out of the gate can mean BIG trouble for them! I've been waiting for a series that focused specifically on The Budapest! So thank you for the vid series on this defense!
Illuminating -- and amusing too!
Really enjoyed it, will roll the dice on this one soon, thankyou
Tnank you very much GM Williams. Very good overview.
Can you also throw some light on 4. e6 (this might as well ruin blacks kingside or atleast xchange queens (4...dxe6) and black loses the right to castle.
Also if the gambit isnt accepted and the pawn is pushed to 3. d5 gaining more space, what are blacks counter chances?
honest entertaining analysis
Excellent incisive video in which the key moves are shown and the underlying concepts presented. Nice summary at the conclusion.
Fantastic video and I look forward to the next parts. Hope you will continue to be a regular here and in the Bulliten! Your Budapest article in Feb helped tip me over the edge to subscribe.
Interesting video. I love Simon´s attacking style !
Is there anything inherently wrong with 4. Bf4, instead of 4.Nf3? It seems to avoid the drawback you mentioned about the bishop being trapped behind the pawn wall.
MacrosGambit, the 3. d5 line is actually bad for White. It surrenders the center early in the game. After Bc5, f2 can't be protected easily. Then a simple d6, and we have happy development and a strong center.
Great Video!!! Thanks!!
I have been trying this in blitz since seeing your video. Problem is most opponents actually play 3 D5, and black's position because horrid after that. The chess.com database also had black doing very badly in that line
Great video Simon - I myself prefer tactical openings/positions to positional ones, so this is right up my alley, and I may make this my choice opening against 1.d4. Thank you for putting in the time and effort into this series, and I wholeheartedly look forward to your next installment of this opening.
Great first video! Really enjoyed your teaching style and I always love when authors recommend lines rather than saying "this is one side line, this is another...etc".
I have always played the Kings Indian or Nimzo, however I much prefer an attacking style as I play the Evan's Gambit and Fried Liver as white. I will definitely switch to the Budapest now.
Can't wait for the other videos on this opening.
Well, that settles it: thanks to the Budapest Gambit, white is out of business!
Thanks, nice video!
by GM Simon Williams
The resurrection of the Budapest Gambit is here! First GM Rapport uses it to defeat the world-class GM Gelfand, then Chess.com's Master's Bulletin features it, then our newest video author, GM Simon Williams, says he's going to adopt it! And why not - develop quickly and mate. Chess can be so easy. Watch the video and read the bulletin - are you a believer? On which side of the Danube do you stand - Buda or Pest?!
Budapest Defense: Adler Variation (A52)
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GM Simon Williams
Simon has been playing chess for 28 years. He reached the rank of IM when he was 18 and GM at 28. Some of his major successes on the board include jointly winning the London Chess Classic in 2010, becoming British Blitz Champion and finishing 2nd in the main British Championship on two occasions. Simon's pupil's have been wildly successful at the scholastic level in England. Affectionately known to the chess world as "The Ginger GM" - Simon is also the accomplished author of more than 10 books and DVD series.
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