Mastery: Openings

Crush with the King's Gambit

Crush with the King's Gambit

Join GM Simon Williams on a tour of the most romantic opening in chess, the King's Gambit. Learn critical lines including some of Simon's own novelties. Enjoy the course and good luck with your attacking play!

  • How to Crush Your Opponent With the King's Gambit - Part 1

    Are your King’s Pawn Games lacking in excitement? GM Simon Williams has an explosive solution for you -- the King’s Gambit! This romantic opening is out of fashion in top-level play, but that doesn’t mean it can’t rack up the points elsewhere. GM Williams shows you the powerful secrets of this dynamic opening, and how to crush your unsuspecting opponents who will be expecting anything but this true gambit.

    • 23 min
    • 5 challenges
  • Crush Your Opponent's With the King's Gambit - Part 2

    Are you ready for another fiery King’s Gambit game? GM Simon Williams deeply analyzes a brilliant attacking game in this romantic opening, showing us how to cash in your lead in development for a devastating attack.

    • 20 min
    • 5 challenges
  • How to Crush Your Opponent in the King's Gambit - Part 3

    GM Simon Williams continues his exciting series on the King’s Gambit with an instructive game that shows the energy and personality of this romantic opening. Find out how White gains an attacking advantage even after his opponent plays Fischer’s recommended refutation of the King’s Gambit. GM Williams tells you exactly when you should and should not sacrifice your knight on f3 in this powerful attacking setup.

    • 20 min
    • 5 challenges
  • How To Crush Your Opponent With The King's Gambit - Part 4

    Can a caveman play chess? GM Simon Williams shows you the caveman way to attack in the King’s Gambit. You won’t believe some of the crazy winning sacrifices White has in this opening if Black makes a single slip-up. Learn how to exploit inaccuracies and quickly overwhelm your opponent in this romantic opening.

    • 18 min
    • 5 challenges
  • How to Crush Your Opponent in the King's Gambit - Part 5

    How can you absolutely prevent your opponent from playing the King’s Gambit? There’s one hilarious and surefire way, as GM Simon Williams recalls from one of his own games. All jokes aside, GM Williams concludes one of the most interesting and useful video series in recent memory with his final analysis of how to crush your opponent in the King’s Gambit.

    • 19 min
    • 5 challenges
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