# Little review of Accepted From's gambit

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)

Tough opening, could be invented by a rigorous German

ProphetessMio wrote:

Tough opening, could be invented by a rigorous German

LoL Actually, From was a Danish chess player.

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)

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.  Please contribute if  U are interested.

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

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):

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

MikeZeggelaar wrote:

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

Congrats  Please post it.

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!"

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).

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).

🙂 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.

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

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.