The Bryntse gambit

  • #1

    This is only really to be played against a higher rated opponent who wants the win against you or if you are happy with a draw because your opponent can draw immidiately with Ke8 after Be6+. If black doesn't want the draw then the queen sacrifice gives white 2 pieces and a bind for compensation. Black's exposed king also helps white get a lot of active piece play.

  • #2

    Interesting. Perhaps Black is a tad better after 5...e6 6.Nc3 a6 7.a4 Nc6 8.Ngxe4 Nd5!?.

  • #3

    2...e6 was originally thought to be best, but now Tal's 2...d5! is the main move.

  • #4

    Funnily enough, Chess.com's David Pruess has some experience here:

  • #5

    8...Kc7 9.Bxg4 Qe8 is regarded as close to a refutation. The position is quite murky, though.

  • #6
    hushpuckena wrote:
    mattattack99 wrote:

    2...e6 was originally thought to be best, but now Tal's 2...d5! is the main move.

    When was 2....e6 considered strongest? The only time I ever faced 2.f4 I played 2....Nc6, which was thought best so far as I knew, according to theory at the time of that game (1978), and looked logical to me.

    If I am correct when I say that Tal's adoption of 2...d5 made it popular, then your comment makes sense, becuase he didn't play this until 1979:



  • #7

    Although Tal's game played in 1964 did not have the Tal Gambit in its purest form.

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