Gajewski Gambit A Theoretical Novelty in the Ruy Lopez

DarthMusashi

In 2007 Polish GM Grzegorz Gajewski introduced the Gajewski Gambit
(1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. c3 O-O 9. h3 Na5 10. Bc2 d5) to the World during a tournament in Pardubice.
This

 was a theoretical novelty from the Black side of the Ruy Lopez (1.e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5). Gajewski's game was an incredible game which featured a Q sac. See game attached.

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DarthMusashi

 

 

 

DarthMusashi

Another Gajewski Gambit game is attached.

DarthMusashi
DarthMusashi

This gambit chess opening can best be described as a delayed Marshall Gambit.

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DarthMusashi

bolshevikhellraiser

So what? Any1 can download a game off the internet.

Brazda
Very interesting.
bjazz

It's really rare that I answer e5 to e4, but I've actually played this gambit once victoriously. Didn't know the name though. Nice games. Thanks.

DarthMusashi
DarthMusashi
DarthMusashi

This gambit was actually popular among the top GMs in the world for a short time according to my friend IM Gerard Welling of the Netherlands. Magnus Carlsen played it twice and drew both games.

I got the games off my 50 million game chess database. There is a chess video on this opening by
GM Boris Altermann. The reason why the top GMs abandoned this gambit is because there is only one
dangerous line in this opening and the other lines tend to be drawish. If you are playing to win with
the Black side it is still better to play the Marshall Gambit.

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DarthMusashi

Meffort

i like the Panov System in the Spanish. I checked gajewski variation with engine. it seems surprising somebody would intentionally play this it seems almost like impaired judgement like an accidental piece movement. say like when they play 3...a5 instead of a6 and call it Bulgarian variation. it's almost like a pisstake. Marshall i thought was taken more seriously. Have you heard of Fred?

pfren
Meffort wrote:

i like the Panov System in the Spanish. I checked gajewski variation with engine. it seems surprising somebody would intentionally play this it seems almost like impaired judgement like an accidental piece movement. say like when they play 3...a5 instead of a6 and call it Bulgarian variation. it's almost like a pisstake. Marshall i thought was taken more seriously. Have you heard of Fred?

The Gajewski is better for white, but playable. Yet, there is also the Neo-Gajewski, where Black plays 8...Na5 instead of 8...d5 with a regular Marshall.

The Marshall is taken more than seriously- factly, at modertn correspondence level it's the safest equalizer against 1.e4.

TheGreatOogieBoogie

Even safter than the Berlin Wall and Petrov? 

pfren
TheGreatOogieBoogie wrote:

Even safter than the Berlin Wall and Petrov? 

Yes.

The_Ghostess_Lola

The James Mortimer Trap ?