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Super videos! Simon is the best :)
I have studied the Budapest for quite a while and I really think that it's really sound (even GM Avrukh in his book on 1.d4 agrees that it's difficult to get advantage with white and the line he gives is not convincing). About the 4.e3 (?!) line if you analyse a bit deeper you will soon see that only white can get in trouble (for example 4...Nxe5 5.Nh3 d6 6.Nf4 g6 7.Nc3 Bg7 8.Be2 O-O 9.O-O Nbd7 and the computer already slightly like black, who have a good East-indian defence version). About 4.Bf4 I really think that the safe Nc6 5.Nf3 Bb4+ offers very good chances to equalise
@flatseven 3.e3 exd4 4.exd4 d5 is a transposition to an Exchange French if you like that sort of thing. :)
It's not bad, but very unambitious as the Budapest is borderline unsound.
Okay, I'm asking. What happens if he doesn't accept it? say, e3 instead...?
Budapest Gambit: the haymaker of chess openings
Attempting to emulate Jobava (or Simon Williams!) is maybe not the wisest idea for most players (master or beginner). It takes a lot of guts to make 3...Ng4 and 4...g5 work in practice. (The moves even look like a wild swinging arm motion.) The plan 10.h5 followed by Bh4 (a move earlier than the improvement suggested in the video) is also Bronznik's recommendation for White. Of course, hindsight is 20/20 and that's why these openings work when Black is crafty with the right timing for such a surprise.
One interesting moment (9:00) in the video:
9.hxg5 Nxc4 may be OK for Black, but 9.Nc3 Nxc4? is not. 9...g4 in the game is superior, but it is interesting to see why this does not work.
Very pleasant to watch and listen to!
Good game and super presentation in a beautiful english. Thanks very much
What I don't like about this line for black is since most of the lines inside the obvious variations are forced, the white player can learn how to get a solid advantage very quickly with an engine. So if you don't use it as a surprise your opponent can prepare like a super GM against you.
Very instructive, appreciate it
Great video! Looking forward to more from GM Williams.
People please try to search the information about this Budapest gambit on your own. If you have database or games of good players check the results. The results are crushing. White has some ways to get slight advantage and get twice as much as wins that black. For example even 3...Ng4 4.e3!? is enough: 4...Nxe4 5.Nh3
And from the mainline: 3...Ng4 4.Bf4 Nc6 5.Nf3 Bb4 6.Nc3 Qe7 7.Qd5 Bxc3 8.bxc3 f6 9.exf6 Nxf6 10.Qd3 again white has won 2 times more than black.
Saying Budapest gambit is great is just saying something people want to hear. There is a huge risk playing this as black against opponents who have rating something like above 2000. If some GM plays Budapest sometimes it doesn't prove anything, because that would mean all openings are good. They try everything once in a while.
Thank you!! This opening is so fun to play. It's simple and fun. If Jobava is playing it, take note! This GM Simon Williams rocks and kudos for calling Jobava a drunken machine gun ... no British understatement there, mate!
Thanks! This video was brilliant and easy to follow. Fits in with Danny Rensche's pawn structure 101 series on the Slav, really, as he was always advocating either an e5 or c5 push for black.
@ theGnosticBuddhist and others who where pondering the 3.d5 lines:
I can not give you a complete overview over the theory of the Budapest Gambit Declined, because I lack the knowledge and time.
But let me show you a nice little opening trap, or rather a common opening mistake, that happens frequently in amateur games in this line.
Of course, White does not have to make that mistake, but I have seen it happen lots of times especially in Blitz.
Just one example to show you that Black can get a very good game in the Budapest Gambit Declined.
Drunken machine gun
Thanks GM Simon Williams.. I much appreciate your lessons.. I also have your DVD Killer Dutch and Killer Dragon (1 & 2).. I hope you will continue with many lessons here on Chess.com!
What happens if white declines the gambit by playing d5 after e5???
It looks as if white is better... O.o
Bc5 is a strong response. I think black is better here.
3. d5 is very unambitious. Black can often give white doubled c-pawns (via Bb4+ Nc3 Bxc3 bxc3), and establish excellent control over e4. It's like an improved variation of the Sämisch Nimzo Indian where black doesn't have a knight on f6 that white can pin with Bg5.
Too crazy for me, but nicely presented. Here's the explorer stats after d5.
by GM Simon Williams
Any time a top grandmaster plays ...g5 on move four, that's a game worth watching (it moves to g4 soon after!). Thank you GM Jobava! Our author GM Simon Williams brings his British brogue back to show off his man-crush on Baadur's Budapest. Too bad it's not the b-pawn that plays the hero - for that, Williams says you'll have to find Freddy. Watch and see what this madness is all about!
Budapest Defense (A52)
Related: Part 1
Budapest Gambit Article in the Master's Bulletin
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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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