King’s gambit

Oct 13, 2007, 11:00 AM |

This lesson is a summary of one of the lessons at Chess Teaching. The main reason for this post is that was invited to see if the tools on are sufficient to publish my Chess Lessons. At the moment I'm publishing most of these lessons at Chess Teaching, but the major drawback is that I have to make all the tools by myself.

In this lesson about the King's Gambit I will only indicate the most important variations of this opening. In general the variation ends at the point where the pawn has been recaptured. Black’s largest mistake is to hold onto the pawn at all costs.

In the King’s Gambit White tries to get control about the centre and to increase the pressure on black’s pawn on f7, his greatest weakness. The white Bishop often moves to c4, attacking f7. The Knight on the king’s side is moved to f3 and later on to g5 or e5, also attacking f7. After White playing O-O and opening the f-file White’s Rook is targeted at Black’s weakest square.

At this point I think that you have to make sure that the moves and comments belonging to the next diagram are visible.


















As mentioned at the head of this post this overview is far from complete, but it gives an overview of the most important variations.

And what about publishing on

I'm not sure. I prefer to have the moves within the text of my post.