The soundest double gambit

melvinbluestone

   Since the OP did ask for the "soundest" line, I suspect pfren was making a joke with his "Bujumbura" gambit. Surely he knows that 6...bxc1=Q+ (instead of the greedy 6...bxa1=Q) wins for black.

Yigor
melvinbluestone wrote:

   Since the OP did ask for the "soundest" line, I suspect pfren was making a joke with his "Bujumbura" gambit. Surely he knows that 6...bxc1=Q+ (instead of the greedy 6...bxa1=Q) wins for black.

 

Yeah, I noticed it and its total unsoundness but it's still a funny example of a triple gambit. wink.png

melvinbluestone
Yigor wrote:
melvinbluestone wrote:

   Since the OP did ask for the "soundest" line, I suspect pfren was making a joke with his "Bujumbura" gambit. Surely he knows that 6...bxc1=Q+ (instead of the greedy 6...bxa1=Q) wins for black.

 

Yeah, I noticed it and its total unsoundness but it's still a funny example of a triple gambit. 

     This might be even funnier. The Schara Gambit in the Tarrasch Defense of the QGD is tricky, but I think it's playable for black. However, giving away a second pawn on f7, while picking up a piece, is suicide:

Yigor

melvinbluestone: Thanks for this awesome example where it's necessary to promote pawn into a knight! blitz.pngwn.pngblitz.png

Nathanielhk

For the Bujumbura gambit, all you have to do is play 6.Qh5+ and it's mate in 3

BradChess44

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. Ng5 d5 5. exd5 Na5 6. Bb5+ c6 7. dxc6 bxc6 8. Qf3 Be7 9. Bxc6+ Nxc6 10. Qxc6+ Bd7

 

This is an equal line of the two knights defense where black gives up two pawns.

 

 

phillidor5949

Blackmar-Diemer Gambit, Ryder Gambit (accepted makes a double gambit)
1.d4 d5 2.e4 dxe4 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.f3 exf3 5.Qxf3 Qxd4 6.Be3 or 1.d4 Nf6 2.f3 d5 3.e4 dxe4 4.Nc3 exf3 5.Qxf3 Qxd4 6.Be3
Variation tree & analysis of Blackmar-Diemer Gambit, Ryder Gambit Accepted

 

Yigor

philidor5949: Long time no see! Thanks for your contribution here. wink.png

pfren

A well known triple gambit (a real one, that time!) Najdorf, poisoned pawn(s) variation.

 

 
The position is exhaustively analysed, and the verdict is that white has enough for 3 pawns
(and no more than that).
Yigor

IM pfren: Great example, maestro! blitz.pngthumbup.pnghappy.png

melvinbluestone

   In the From Gambit of Bird's Opening, I don't think black has to capture on d6 (3...Bxd6) immediately. 3...Nf6 or even 3...Bg4 seem to be playable. But in the DBs I checked, I only found one game of 2000+ players where white actually grabbed the pawn on c7, making it a true double gambit accepted. This confusing mess ends in a draw, but black seems better for most of the game.....

For players on my level, which is somewhere in the basement, taking that second pawn is probably not a good idea. After 4...Qxc7, black's queen is already eyeballing the weak square on g3: