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Was going over a few of my games and this one seemed worth posting as a sample of how one can go bad by taking the bishop out of position early in the King's Gambit, thinking they will castle and gain a considerable mobility advantage.
White doesn't have to fall for the final trap, but being down a piece - there is a lot of pressure to gain something back quickly. Enough pressure that even reasonably seasoned 1500 level players might fall for the trap.
(oops) the one setting the last trap is black and not white.
thanks for that never seen it before, I still think you had play with your knight on 5 KN e5
Yes, Ne5 is better but I played black :D
nicely spotted:) but this is the fun way of playing that gambit. the oppourtunity to play such games is the reason i play the kings gambit. that and that i never have to face the petroff and such
Two sweet traps there.
I do like them both, thanks for the insight. (From a keen beginner!)
well that was nice attack but i don't get it why didn't balck play fxe6
On move 10, fxe6 is not a legal move. Also, after Qxe6+, Qxe6, the Black cannot recapture with the pawn.
I am a positional player who gets nervous when he places his bishops beyond the fourth rank and prefers to grind down opponents through accreting small advantages. I am now playing a number of King's Gambit games in a tournament here. I am not sure how they are going - I am too frightened and can hardly bear to look!
That said, I am enjoying the King's Gambit a lot and want to read and learn more about it (though I don't think my heart would hold out if I played it all the time and I yearn for 1. d4). I have two questions.
Some time ago I recall seeing someone post somewhere a collection of King's Gambit games in a database. Does anyone know what and where this is and whether it is any good?
Second, I would like to read more about the gambit. Currently I have the chapters in John Emms' "Play the Open Games as Black", which I find very helpful. Does anyone know whether Neil McDonald's (out of print) book on the subject is helpful? I think I can track down a pdf of it (it is too expensive second hand). Or whether Quality Chess's planned book by John Shaw is actually about to appear?
In the second game, why not 15 ... Qxd6?
After 15..Qxd6 you get 16 Qf8#
in most databases i think you can input the moves the moves 1.e4 e5 2.f4 and search from that position. if you can afford it i recommend buying chessbase startingpackage. jan gustafsson just released dvd on the black side of the kings gambit who i hear is really good. i just ordered it myself. i dont know from the white side but i hear many people swear to thomas johannsons the fascinating kings gambit. perhaps some others have better advice:)
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