How To Crush Your Opponent With The King's Gambit Video Series

How To Crush Your Opponent With The King's Gambit Video Series

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TigerChess
Apr 30, 2015, 12:00 AM |
6 | Opening Theory

Novice chess players are exposed to openings like the Fried Liver and the four-move checkmate early on. At the start of any game, the king’s f-pawn is the weakest on the board for either color. Inspired by that belief, the King’s Gambit was born more than 300 years ago.

The King’s Gambit, whether declined or accepted, exploits the f-pawn. The ultimate goal is a powerful attack, forcing a quick mate. Although in recent years, the opening has lost its audience. Starting with Fischer pronouncing the gambit was busted, top players around the world gave it up. Many believe that Black can return the sacrificed pawn, and then realize a positional advantage.

The Ginger GM, known for his unique take on gambits, believes it’s time for a KGA and KGD revival. If a Monkey’s Bum can survive the test of time, so can the King's Gambit. 

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How To Crush Your Opponent With The King's Gambit -- Part 1

Fischer claimed to have completely refuted the King’s Gambit, but the Ginger GM sees a lot of potential for White. In our first video of the series, Simon explores all of White’s compensation in the center of the board and minor piece development. Just how far is Black willing to overextend his kingside? Crazy openings like this make chess interesting. (Intermediate to Advanced

How To Crush Your Opponent With The King's Gambit -- Part 2

Most gambits can be characterized as surprising -- perhaps none so much as the King’s Gambit. There are distinct advantages for White in the KGA. Simon demonstrates White’s strategic counter vs the g5 and f4 pawn chain in the Classical variation. Like in the first video, allowing the d4 pawn break is certain death for Black’s position. (Intermediate to Advanced

How To Crush Your Opponent With The King's Gambit -- Part 3

This in-game example explores just how far White’s attack can go. The Ginger GM resurrects the ghost of Bobby Fischer to argue his supposed refutation of the King's Gambit. Simon advises on a proper counter to the d6 variation, extending the lead in development and once again winning the d4 pawn break! (Intermediate to Advanced

How To Crush Your Opponent With The King's Gambit -- Part 4

If you’ve followed his career, you know the Ginger GM once found a hillbilly in a jungle. In part four of our King’s Gambit series, he’ll teach a caveman how to play chess. Introducing new personalities to chess is one of Simon’s favorite hobbies, and what he enjoys most is crazy gambits. You’ll get to witness his excitement in this video jam-packed with sacrifices. (Intermediate to Advanced

How To Crush Your Opponent With The King's Gambit -- Part 5

In conclusion, we agree that the King’s Gambit is far more effective than most believe. Simon shows you one of his own games to wrap things up. Watch now and see how White plays when Black opts not to take the pawn (Intermediate to Advanced

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