21 Gambit Street

21 Gambit Street

Apr 9, 2015, 7:51 PM |

Recently I was matched with the same Chess.com member (http://www.chess.com/members/view/tommmmy) twice 3 days apart in a 2|1 bullet game. What I found interesting enough about both these games to blog about was that in both I employed a lesser known gambit and won in 21 moves (hence the title).

Game 1: Adelaide Counter-Gambit (http://www.chess.com/livechess/game?id=1112118195)

I was introduced to this crazy way of meeting the king's gambit a couple of weeks ago after watching a video by Youtuber 'Chessexplained'


The only way i knew of combatting the King's gambit i knew of was the fischer defence and the falkbeer counter gambit, the latter was too crazy for me and the fischer defence even after months of usage wasn't bringing me much success. Thus the adelaide counter-gambit was a sight for sore eyes and was even named after the capital of South Australia which appealed a tad to patriotism.

The following game is the first time I've used this opening ever and I was tremendously happy with the result.

Game 2: Italian-Koltanowski Gambit (http://www.chess.com/livechess/game?id=1115358544)

I've been playing this gambit for a long time now, at least 6 months (which is a long time for me considering 27 april 2015 is one year since playing chess). I enjoy the crazy attacks it leads to.