The King's Gambit: Botvinnik Variation

Feb 7, 2011, 2:53 PM |

Welcome to the first post in my series on the King's Gambit!

In an attempt to learn this opening as best as I can, I will be writing up multiple blogs featuring some of my favorite lines in this wonderful opening. All blogs will showcase some of the best players that have ever played the King's Gambit. I hope you all enjoy!

Today we will be looking at the Botvinnik Variation of the King's Gambit (1. e4 e5 2. f4 exf4 3. Nf3 d5 4. exd5 Nf6 5. Bb5+ c6 6. dxc6 bxc6 7. Bc4). Our game will showcase the amazing play of Boris Spassky vs. Yury Sakharov.


I hope you all enjoyed part one of my King's Gambit series. Part two will feature the Berlin Defense with the greatest King's Gambit player of all time, Paul Morphy, facing off against his nemesis, Adolf Anderssen.