Every Gambit Refuted

Every Gambit Refuted

Now with new wing gambit refutations!

Tired of getting knocked out in the opening by unsound gambits? GM Eugene Perelshteyn will help with refutations of many of the unsound gambits that you'll see in online games. Stay tuned for more gambits coming soon.

  • Avoid tricks in the Stafford Gambit.
  • Handle popular openings like the Evans Gambit.
  • Don't get spooked by the King's Gambit.
  • Checkmate anyone who tries the Jerome Gambit.
  • Learn why GMs don't play the Blackmar-Diemer anymore.
  • The latest additions are five gambits focused on wing sacrifices.

"Oh no! My Stafford Gambit!" - IM Eric Rosen

Every Gambit Refuted: Stafford Gambit

Every Gambit Refuted: Stafford Gambit

Are you tired of getting tricked by weird gambits in the opening? GM Eugene Perelshteyn is here to help out in his new series refuting every gambit out there! He starts with the increasingly popular and dangerous Stafford Gambit.
11 min
5 Challenges
Every Gambit Refuted: Englund Gambit

Every Gambit Refuted: Englund Gambit

GM Eugene Perelshteyn is back with a guide to refute another gambit. The Englund Gambit is unsound, but popular in fast time controls. Take a look and never get tricked by this opening again.
20 min
5 Challenges
Every Gambit Refuted: Jerome Gambit

Every Gambit Refuted: Jerome Gambit

Have you ever faced the Jerome Gambit? This little-known attacking idea has gone viral in the last year and GM Eugene Perelshteyn is here to put it to bed with a clear refutation.
15 min
5 Challenges
Every Gambit Refuted: Halloween Gambit

Every Gambit Refuted: Halloween Gambit

The Halloween Gambit can be as scary as the name implies. White gets a faint pawn center in exchange for a piece and Black must know what to do. Fortunately, GM Eugene Perelshteyn has found a clear path to an edge for Black.
14 min
5 Challenges
Every Gambit Refuted: Blackmar-Diemer Gambit

Every Gambit Refuted: Blackmar-Diemer Gambit

The Blackmar-Diemer Gambit has never been popular among grandmasters, but it has a devoted following at the club level and you need careful play to refute it. GM Eugene Perelshteyn is back once again with an easy to follow plan to refute an unsound gambit.
18 min
5 Challenges
Every Gambit Refuted: Evans Gambit

Every Gambit Refuted: Evans Gambit

The Evans Gambit has a long history and even Garry Kasparov played it a few times. However, GM Eugene Perelshteyn has an answer that will give you a safe way to play for a win with Black.
20 min
5 Challenges
Every Gambit Refuted: King's Gambit

Every Gambit Refuted: King's Gambit

The King's Gambit is maybe the most famous gambit in all of chess, but GM's don't play it much these days for a reason. GM Eugene Perelshteyn will show you a line where Black has all the fun.
21 min
5 Challenges
Every Gambit Refuted: Smith-Morra Gambit

Every Gambit Refuted: Smith-Morra Gambit

The Smith-Morra Gambit is dangerous against an unprepared opponent, but GM Eugene Perelshteyn will show you how to accept the gambit and convert the extra pawn into a win.
21 min
5 Challenges
Every Gambit Refuted: Albin Countergambit

Every Gambit Refuted: Albin Countergambit

When you're playing the Queen's Gambit, 2...e5?! can come as quite a shock. Just follow GM Eugene Perelshteyn's advice and Black will soon regret not trying something safer.
20 min
5 Challenges
Every Gambit Refuted: Danish Gambit

Every Gambit Refuted: Danish Gambit

When White players go for the Danish Gambit, they are hoping for a romantic attacking game. GM Eugene Perelshteyn prefers to steal the initiative and make the attackers have to defend instead. Check out how he does it!
17 min
5 Challenges
Every Gambit Refuted: Cochrane Gambit

Every Gambit Refuted: Cochrane Gambit

The Cochrane Gambit looks scary as Black's king gets forced into the open, but GM Eugene Perelshteyn demonstrates that an extra piece is helpful in fighting for the initiative as well!
18 min
5 Challenges
Every Gambit Refuted: From's Gambit

Every Gambit Refuted: From's Gambit

From's Gambit can lead to a quick checkmate if White isn't careful, but GM Eugene Perelshteyn will show you how to capture the pawn, build a big center and never look back!
15 min
5 Challenges
Every Gambit Refuted: Staunton Gambit

Every Gambit Refuted: Staunton Gambit

The Staunton Gambit is an exciting attempt to rip open the protection of the black king. However, it's rare at the top level for a reason. GM Eugene Perelshteyn shows how Black can maintain a great position.
22 min
5 Challenges
Every Gambit Refuted: Latvian Gambit

Every Gambit Refuted: Latvian Gambit

The Latvian Gambit has a romantic history, but it doesn't hold up well to modern preparation. GM Eugene Perelshteyn shows you how to claim a big advantage with the white pieces.
17 min
5 Challenges
Every Gambit Refuted: Philidor Counter-Gambit

Every Gambit Refuted: Philidor Counter-Gambit

The Philidor Counter-Gambit was a mainstream opening in the 1800s, but it's been relegated to the dustbin of history for a reason. GM Eugene Perelshteyn shows you why!
17 min
5 Challenges
Every Gambit Refuted: Deutz Gambit

Every Gambit Refuted: Deutz Gambit

The Deutz Gambit can be tricky, but there's a reason you don't often see it at the top level. GM Eugene Perelshteyn demonstrates Black's path to a great position.
21 min
5 Challenges
Every Gambit Refuted: Max Lange Attack

Every Gambit Refuted: Max Lange Attack

The Max Lange Attack was a favorite of Paul Morphy, but Black doesn't need to worry. GM Eugene Perelshteyn shows the path to safety.
16 min
5 Challenges
Every Gambit Refuted: Moller Gambit

Every Gambit Refuted: Moller Gambit

The Moller Gambit leads to complicated positions, but it's been refuted for decades. GM Eugene Perelshteyn demonstrates how Black can gain an early edge.
15 min
5 Challenges
Every Gambit Refuted: Anderssen Attack

Every Gambit Refuted: Anderssen Attack

GM Eugene Perelshteyn wraps up his review of the Scotch Gambit, with the popular Anderssen Attack. It's an active setup for White, but Black has nothing to worry about.
14 min
5 Challenges
Every Gambit Refuted: Benko Gambit

Every Gambit Refuted: Benko Gambit

Even Magnus Carlsen has tried the Benko Gambit on occasion. How should you handle this positional pawn sacrifice? GM Eugene Perelshteyn has a strong and creative solution.
27 min
5 Challenges
Every Gambit Refuted: French Wing Gambit

Every Gambit Refuted: French Wing Gambit

The French Wing gambit can be dangerous, but with GM Eugene Perelshteyn's analysis, you'll make your opponents regret not playing a safer option.
19 min
5 Challenges
Every Gambit Refuted: Sicilian Wing Gambit

Every Gambit Refuted: Sicilian Wing Gambit

The Sicilian Wing Gambit can lead to sharp attacks if you're not careful, but GM Eugene Perelshteyn prefers for Black to keep the initiative. Check out his original analysis to get a good game.
17 min
5 Challenges
Every Gambit Refuted: The Grob Attack

Every Gambit Refuted: The Grob Attack

It might be the worst first move in chess, but the Grob is an aggressive opening that you need a plan against. Fortunately, GM Eugene Perelshteyn demonstrates everything you need to get a great game.
16 min
5 Challenges

Every Gambit Refuted

Openings
23 Lessons
411 Minutes
115 Challenges
Released March 16, 2021
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