A Kings Gambit Project (part 2) 3.Bc4
The epic saga continues as we take a look at the main alternative to 3.Nf3 in the Kings Gambit.That being 3.Bc4.This interesting aproach has been tried by many strong players who attempt to surprise there opponents right at the start of the game.Quite often succeeding and going on to win in great style.(Usually in under 25 moves!).
Even the most well prepared opponents with the black pieces,who manage to survive the opening and managed to equalize.Still may fall prey to the surprising Kings Gambit Attacks and resources (For ex. Game #3 in the video - Alexander Morozevich vs Viswanathan Anand,played in RUS Moscow Kremlin (1995) · King's Gambit: Accepted. Bishop's Gambit Bogoljubow Defense (C33) · 1-0 )
Although Black does sometimes succeed in defending (For ex. Game #4 in the video - Nigel Short vs Anatoly Karpov,played in Najdorf mem 11th (2000) · King's Gambit: Accepted. Bishop's Gambit Bogoljubow Defense (C33) · 1/2-1/2 ) It is always a scary task.
In this video we will take a look at all of Blacks main responses and see what typical positions both sides aim for.After that we will look at 10 great games.Featuring amazing attacks,great displays of defense and simply chess awesomeness! So sit back,grab some popcorn and enjoy entering the world of Kings Gambit!