Crimson Gambit- My Custom Chess Openings Explained #1
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Crimson Gambit- My Custom Chess Openings Explained #1

Apr 12, 2018, 6:23 AM |

Hello, everyone! Welcome to the first edition of My Custom Chess Openings Explained! Tonight I will be going over the Crimson Gambit, the best gambit in the world! Please be aware of the fact that I love Hyper-Aggressive Openings! Anyways, let's get started!

1. e4 e5

2. Nf3 Nc6

3. Bc4 Nf6
Now White has a) Nc3 (not recommended: Nxe4 followed by d5 is fine for Black, b) d3 followed by c3 or Nc3 with a closed game, c) Ng5, trying for the Fried Liver Attack, but in many lines Black gives up material for a strong attack (4. Ng5 d5 5. exd5 Na5 or b5 or Nd4, NOT Nxd5). But now White has a surprise in mind, and it's not any of those lines I mentioned above, it's this:

Crimson Gambit

This, is where the magic starts. There are lots of booby traps in this gambit, like here, the question of "Should I take the d-pawn or the e-pawn? The main move here is to take the d-pawn, but here's a game I played where my opponent took the e-pawn:

 That sacrifice was one of the harder sacrifices to find, but it wasn't that bad. The critical line 8. Ng5, was a risky move, but my time was running out. Anyways, after 10. e6, Black responded Qc1 giving check, which they thought would win material, but little did they know this was a blunder. After 12. exf7 Rxf7, its over!

Now after they take the d-pawn, do a little trade-off of pieces as you see in these positions:

So after this play these moves when you can in this order:
Bg5 (if the Knight is still on f6)
Let's now look at our first game!
So yeah, that is pretty much it! If you found this helpful, please show some support!