Blumenfeld Gambit Ideas

Aug 21, 2012, 11:20 PM |

I am not one to give up material early in the opening as I am too selfish, and basically shy away from playing gambits as part of my opening repertoire. A recent Member Analysis/Live game lecture by IM Daniel Rensch, being such a giving person and not ever selfish, treated us all to the Blumenfeld Gambit as played by the Black pieces. The concept of dynamic compensation was fascinating. I analyzed the game with some research into lines used by other strong GMs and have posted the analysis (in the notes throughout the game below) for you all. I hope you learn as much from it as I have.