Tactics in the King's Gambit
The King's Gambit is one of the oldest chess openings. It remains popular at the club level, although it is not played often at the very highest levels of chess.
It is a very tactical opening. White sacrifices a pawn for rapid development, and open lines. Black can hold on to the pawn (unlike it's cousin the Queen's Gambit), but will often do so at the expense of development, and his kingside pawn structure.
There are even book lines where white will sacrifice an entire piece for his rapid development (Muzio Gambit)! Both sides are a lot of fun to play.
In case you are not familiar with the King's Gambit, it comes after the moves: 1. e4 e5 2. f4 (or via the Bird's opening declining From's Gambit 1. f4 e5 2. e4)
Let's look at some common tactics in the King's Gambit from my Tactics Time chess database that contains thousands of amateur class player games.
- So Lets get Started,Here are the tactics
- Tactic- 1
- Tactic -2 (Legal mate in KG)
- Tactic -3 ( Bxf7+)
- Tactic-4(smothered mate)
Tactic-5(FROM MY OWN GAME)
- Tactic -6(FROM MY OWN GAME)
- Tactic 7 (scholar mate)
- tactic 8( attacking the king)
- tactic 9 (simple theme)
tactic 10(Taking advantage of Development)
Kings gambit is a dangerous weapon in the hands of deadly tactician.even though it is a romantic game,It still draws blood(I often crush my opponents below 20 moves by using KG).If you got inpired from my blog and wants some srushing victories with KG,I recommended you buying John Shaws excellent book on KG.I hope you enjoyed reading thank you And Dont forgot to share your thoughts