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Every Gambit Refuted

Every Gambit Refuted

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.
  • Knock out the Englund Gambit.
  • Don't get spooked by the Halloween Gambit.
  • Checkmate anyone who tries the Jerome Gambit.
  • Learn why GMs don't play the Blackmar-Diemer anymore.

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

Openings
5 Lessons
78 Minutes
25 Challenges
Released March 16, 2021
9,251 Students