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Like Development? So do I...

Like Development? So do I...

May 24, 2014, 1:29 PM 0

Development is very helpful in the game of chess. When you develop, you have mobility. You have the mobility to create opportunities, get out of sticky situations, and, ultimately, win the game. Over the past few days I have been working with the Göring Gambit. This gambit is rather simple and comes out of a rather common line. The Scotch game is 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4. Black could try and defend the pawn on e5 with a few options, but 3...exd4 is the common response and main line. This response leads to the Göring Gambit: 4. c3

 Multiple things can happpen on this move, such as 4...Bc4 or 4...Qe7 or 4...Nf6. However, usually black will play 4...dxc3 and then white will respond by either taking with the knight on c3 or placing the bishop on c4 and leaving Nxc3 for move 6. Either way, both moves should eventually be made. White may also try to get to this position by playing 2. d4, instead of bringing the knight out first. Hopefully, black will take the pawn and then white plays 3. Nc3 and black will most likely play 3... Nf6, which sets white up for 4. c3.

I have had great success with this opening because it brings almost all of white's pieces into play. Both knights and bishops are in the playing field, once castled, the h-rook will be involved, the Queen can very easily become threatening with Qb3 or Qa5, and the a-rook can very soon get involved. Plus, white's pawn structure is in good shape as well. There are not many downsides to this opening. If black is prepared or plays well, it will be a very even game. But for white, if black makes a mistake they will be in deep trouble very quickly. 

I played a game in a live chess tournament recently with this opening, as well as single live chess game using the second method (2. d4) of getting into the Göring Gambit, and both went very well for me as white. Take a look:

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