Need a new weapon against 1.e4 e5?

Jul 10, 2010, 5:02 AM |

Are you like me, fed up with playing against the Ruy Lopez?  It seems to me that it takes 30 moves to get out of the opening.  Therefore, I always try and avoid it, recently I stumbled across the Goering Gambit with white.  It begins like a Scotch game but after 1. e4 e5, 2. Nf3 Nc6, 3. d4 exd4 4. c3 starts the gambit off.  For those who really love attacking chess after 4...dxc3 5. Bc4 cxb2 6. Bxb2 white has gambitted 2 pawns but has lots of open lines and a big lead in development.  I thought I would use a couple of games to illustrate the attacking potential of this Gambit.

of course black has good chances too..
I think learning gambits in correspondence chess is a good idea if you play a lot of blitz chess, the problems posed by these gambits can be very hard to counter in the shorter time limits. I have set up a Goering Gambit tournament for players rated 1700-2200 - if you fancy learning a bit more about this gambit please give it a try!!