Gambits List


I wanted to create a list of Gambits.

Everyone will say it's useless. That's the point.



There are no 0 or 1 ply gambits.


2-ply gambits:
Englund Gambit 1.d4 e5
Old Benoni: 1.d4 c5
Jaenisch Gambit: 1.c4 b5
From Gambit: 1.f4 e5
Ross Gambit: 1.Nf3 e5
Duras Gambit: 1.e4 f5

Alessi Gambit: 1.g4 f5

Birmingham Gambit: 1.b4 c5

Herrstrom Gambit: 1.Nf3 g5

3-ply Gambits:
King's Gambit: 1.e4 e5 2.f4
Queen's Gambit: 1.d4 d5 2.c4
Blackmar-Diemer Gambit: 1.d4 d5 2.e4
Réti Gambit: 1.Nf3 d5 2.c4
Réti: Wing Gambit: 1.Nf3 c5 2.b4 
English: Wing Gambit: 1.c4 c5 2.b4
Sicilian:Wing Gambit: 1.e4 c5 2.b4
Gibbins-Weidenhagen Gambit: 1.d4 Nf6 2.g4
Zilbermints-Benoni Gambit: 1.d4 c5 2.b4
Omega Gambit: 1.d4 Nf6 2.e4
Staunton Gambit: 1.d4 f5 2.e4
Krejcik Gambit: 1.d4 f5 2.g4
Alekhine: Krejcik: 1.e4 Nf6 2.Bc4
John Tracy Gambit: 1.e4 Nf6 2.Nf3
Wagner-Zwitersch Gambit: 1.f4 f5 2.e4
Wade Gambit: 1.c4 f5 2.g4
Hickmann Gambit: 1.c4 f5 2.e4
Wheeler Gambit: 1.e4 Nc6 2.b4
Grob Gambit: 1.g4 d5 2.Bg2

Tennison Gambit: 1.Nf3 d5 2.e4

Achilles-Omega Gambit: 1.c4 Nf6 2.e4

Lisitsin Gambit: 1.Nf3 f5 2.e4

Coca-Cola Gambit: 1.g4 g5 2.f4

Sturm Gambit: 1.f4 d5 2.c4


4-ply Gambits: 

Albin Countergambit: 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e5

Soller Gambit: 1.d4 e5 2.dxe5 f6

Hartlaub-Charlick Gambit: 1.d4 e5 2.dxe5 d6

Budapest Gambit: 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e5

Panteldakis Countergambit: 1.e4 e5 2.f4 f5

Zilbermints Double Countergambit: 1.e4 e5 2.f4 g5

QGD: Zilbermints Gambit: 1.d4 d5 2.c4 b5

Pyrenees Gambit: 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 b5

Maddigan Gambit: 1.d4 Nf6 2.Nc3 e5

Beyer ( not Breyer ) Gambit: 1.e4 e5 2.d4 d5

Calabrese Countergambit: 1.e4 e5 2.Bc4 f5

Khan Gambit: 1.e4 e5 2.Bc4 d5

Blackburne-Kloosterboer Gambit: 1.e4 d5 2.exd5 c6

Colorado Countergambit: 1.e4 Nc6 2.Nf3 f5

Elephant Gambit: 1. e4 e5 2.Nf3 d5

Latvian Gambit: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 f5

Busch-Gass Gambit: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Bc5

Gunderam Gambit: 1.e4 e5 2. Nf3 c6

Mosquito Gambit: 1.d4 e5 2.dxe5 Qh4

Omega-Delta Gambit: 1.Nf3 d5 2.g3 e5

Wiedenhagen-Beta Gambit: 1.Nf3 d5 2.g3 g5

More-ply gambits will be added later.
If I missed something, please post and I'll add.


PLEASE NOTE THAT 1.e4 e5 2.d4 and 1. e4 c5 2.d4 are not gambits yet.

Thanks friend. It is really a very excellent and hard working job.

All right, cool, it should be helpful. happy.png


Maybe it could be useful to add engine evaluations. explorer.png


Wow you've done your reserch. I'm not sure how most of these random moves even have a name.

You can't exclude Queen's Gambit if you're including the Old Benoni though. The Old Benoni needs removing, it's in no way a gambit.

Edit: Sorry, not sure why I thought you excluded the QG. I skimmed a bit too fast. The whole list is pretty much just nonesense then if such openings are included. They aren't gambits.


This one can be called Ware gambit:



sdg gfgss fdf

Irish Gambit 5-ply

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nxe5?

stupid gambit but its a gambit:

Be sure to add the Halloween gambit when you add more! It is 1.e5 e6 2.Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Nxe6!!
csayant2014 wrote:



i am looking for small suggestion if i am allowed to: can anyone provide descent and effective list of counter gambit ?


thanks in advance


adelaide counter gambit

albin counter gambit

falkbeer counter gambit

nimzowitsch counter gambit

panteldakis counter gambit

calabrese counter gambit

can't think of any more lol



Falkbeer counter gambit: 1.e4 e5 2.f4 d4

scheillman counter gambit: 1.4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 4.f4


You missed my favorite Adelaide Countergambit
Wait also another pet opening of mine Colorado Gambit 1.e4 Nc6 2.Nf3 f5

Leonhardt gambit 1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.Nc3 Qa5 4.b4




Urusov Gambit 1.e4 e5 2.Bc4 Nf6 3.d4 Nxe4


what does "ply" mean when talking about 1-ply, 2-ply, etc?


When you add more ensure to add both of the morphy gambits (1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 exd4 4. Bc4) and ( 1. e4 c5 2. d4 cxd4 3. Nf3)


Laroche gambit (1. Nc3 b5)

Swiss gambit (1. f4 f5 2. e4)