Little review of Accepted From's gambit

Yigor

We start with the following position (ev=+0.4):

 

 

Here black has several options:

  • Main line 2...d6 (ev=+0.4)
  • Schlechter gambit 2...Nc6 (ev=+0.4)
  • Lasker gambit 2...f6 (ev=+0.6)
  • Greco variation 2...Qh4+ 3. g3 (ev=+1.1)

Well, the Greco variation is natural but unsound. Historical games:

Greco - NN (1620, 1-0) http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1272149

NN - Du Mont (1802, 0-1) http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1250613

Simons - Smith (1852, 1-0) http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1336286

 

Other interesting variations:

  • Langheld gambit 2...d6 3. exd6 Nf6 (ev=+0.7) --> post #7
  • Lasker variation 2...d6 3. exd6 Bxd6 4. Nf3 g5 (ev=+0.7) --> post #13

 

(to be continued, posts #4, #7, #13) 

ProphetessMio

Tough opening, could be invented by a rigorous German tongue.png tongue.png tongue.png 

Yigor
ProphetessMio wrote:

Tough opening, could be invented by a rigorous German    

 

LoL Actually, From was a Danish chess player. wink.png

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Severin_From

Yigor

I will mainly consider the Main line and Schlechter gambit. The next step:

  • Main line 2...d6 3. exd6 (ev=+0.3)
  • Main line: King's Knight 2...d6 3. Nf3 (ev=+0.4)
  • Schlechter gambit: Classical variation 2...Nc6 3. Nf3 (ev=+0.7)
  • Schlecter gambit: Modern variation 2...Nc6 3. Nc3 (ev=+0.4)
Tristala

How does the evaluation look when you decline the gambit with 2.e4?

Yigor
Tristala wrote:

How does the evaluation look when you decline the gambit with 2.e4?

 

U obtain the King's Gambit with evaluation about -0.5. explorer.pngwink.png

Yigor

The main line continues like that (ev=+0.4):

 

 

There is also an interesting sideline called Langheld gambit (+0.7):

 

 

congrandolor

Whattt? Are you saying this crap is better regarded by stockfish (+0.4) than the KI?

benedictus

The main line can have very funny checkmates if white doesn't realize what's up.

But I'd like to learn what happens if white plays a little bit smart.

 

Yigor
benedictus wrote:

The main line can have very funny checkmates if white doesn't realize what's up.

But I'd like to learn what happens if white plays a little bit smart.

 

In your last diagram, there are clearly 2 straightforward attacks: 4...Bg4 (ev=+0.5) and 4...g5 (ev=+0.7, Lasker variation). Evaluations are approximative, they depend on depth. These variations were played classically and I'm planning to review them. peshka.png Please contribute if  U are interested. wink.png

NoMoreChance

I think that f6 is a good choice for bullet and blitz because you can use the f-file.

Yigor

Let's concentrate ourselves on the main line:

 

 

Black has several relatively good moves here. The most known is the Lasker variation 5...g5 (ev=+0.7). An other possibility 4...Nh6 (ev=+0.5) occured the first time in the following Mollerstrom - From game (1862, 0-1):

http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1336670

MikeZeggelaar

I won a game on the black side of the Lasker variation about 6 months ago.  It was pretty wild.

Yigor
MikeZeggelaar wrote:

I won a game on the black side of the Lasker variation about 6 months ago.  It was pretty wild.

 

Congrats blitz.png Please post it. peshka.png

Ahptoemiz

Shortest game I ever lost was against the From Gambit. If I remember correctly, I played h3 for some reason allowing Bg3# 😭. May have gone 1. f4 e5 2. fxe5 d6 3. exd6 Bxd6 4. Nf3 Bg4 5. h3?? Bg3#. I remember I thought my opponent was joking for a moment when he said "mate!"

Yigor
Ahptoemiz wrote:

Shortest game I ever lost was against the From Gambit. If I remember correctly, I played h3 for some reason allowing Bg3# 😭. May have gone 1. f4 e5 2. fxe5 d6 3. exd6 Bxd6 4. Nf3 Bg4 5. h3?? Bg3#. I remember I thought my opponent was joking for a moment when he said "mate!"

 

LoL Even GMs make blunders in 1 move (though rarely). wink.png

Ahptoemiz

 

Yigor wrote:

 

Ahptoemiz wrote:

Shortest game I ever lost was against the From Gambit. If I remember correctly, I played h3 for some reason allowing Bg3# 😭. May have gone 1. f4 e5 2. fxe5 d6 3. exd6 Bxd6 4. Nf3 Bg4 5. h3?? Bg3#. I remember I thought my opponent was joking for a moment when he said "mate!"

 

LoL Even GMs make blunders in 1 move (though rarely). wink.png

 

🙂 Looking back I'm amazed how blind I was in those days. I mean even assuming my opponent played 5...Bxf3, I'd have this glaring weaknesses on the e1-h4 diagonal.

 

congrandolor

I've just started a daily game with this line. 1...e5 played, I hope my opponent accepts the gambit

Yigor
congrandolor wrote:

I've just started a daily game with this line. 1...e5 played, I hope my opponent accepts the gambit

 

Cool. please post it afterwards. peshka.png