Opening preparation - Tennison gambit

Apr 6, 2016, 6:54 PM |

If you want to play the Scandinavian defense (like some of the group members of my study group do), then you will also prepare to meet the Tennison gambit, which is not a great choice for white, but quite popular among amateurs, and not without some poison venom.

Here some statistics from, 365chess, chessok, and chesstempo :

As you can see, in all four databases black wins considerably more than white.

Let's look at some pittfals and tricks :



Here a fresh game from myself, from this week :

For further reading and watching :

Tennison gambit -

Dirty chess tricks 3 (Tennison Gambit) - YouTube

Chess Tennison Gambit Accepted. Overview - YouTube

Dirty chess tricks 3 (Tennison Gambit) : chess - Reddit

Tennison-Gambit – Wikipedia (in german language)