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

ItsMonix
ItsMonix
Apr 12, 2018, 6:23 AM |
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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!

THE TWO KNIGHTS DEFENSE
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)
Nc3
0-0-0
Rhe1
 
Let's now look at our first game!
 
So yeah, that is pretty much it! If you found this helpful, please show some support!