Mastery: Openings

Spicy Gambits!

Spicy Gambits!

Are you looking for more spice in your life? If you want to play fun, attacking positions with the White pieces, GM Simon Williams has just the recipe for you! Simon provides an exciting gambit against each of Black's popular responses, with many of the opening names being almost as fun and entertaining as playing the actual gambit openings. Enjoy!

  • Spicy Gambits: The Hillbilly Attack!

    What’s the secret opening that impressed a young Magnus Carlsen? GM Simon Williams unveils the Hillbilly Attack, a crazy and aggressive gambit your opponent has probably never seen before. Learn the key ideas behind this shocking opening and prepare to relentlessly attack the enemy king!

    • 23 min
    • 5 challenges
  • Spicy Gambits: Delayed Wing Gambit!

    Are you tired of boring chess? Had your fill of “positional rubbish?" GM Simon Williams would like to introduce you to what he calls the Delayed Wing Gambit against Black’s Sicilian Defense. Has GM Williams finally gone mad by recommending you play 2. a3? Find out in this wild video -- there's more than meets the eye with this tricky gambit.

    • 23 min
    • 5 challenges
  • Spicy Gambits: French Wing Gambit!

    You’ve seen GM Simon Williams’ crazy gambits against the Sicilian and Caro-Kann, but how can you spice things up against the stubborn French Defense? Don’t worry — there’s a spicy gambit available against the French, too, and it will infuriate any opponent who wants to stick to the main lines. Simon will show you how to fight for the initiative and find ways to attack Black's evasive king in the French Defense!

    • 21 min
    • 5 challenges
  • Spicy Gambits: The Danish Gambit!

    Do you want another spicy gambit option against the "safe and solid" defense 1…e5? GM Simon Williams has you covered with the aggressive Danish Gambit! Learn how to derail your opponent’s best-laid plans with this tricky opening, and how to create a promising attacking position with your lead in development.

    • 27 min
    • 5 challenges
  • Spicy Gambits: The Monkey's Bum

    How on earth did this crazy opening gambit get such an unusual name? What exactly is the Monkey’s Bum Gambit? All your questions will be answered by GM Simon Williams, who shows you the brilliant idea “behind” this wild opening. Learn how to stir up an attacking initiative against the hypermodern 1...g6 defense.

    • 16 min
    • 5 challenges
  • Spicy Gambits: Hacking The Scandinavian!

    What opening would boxing legend Mike Tyson choose if he played chess? GM Simon Williams thinks he’d pick a super-aggressive opening, probably one from the “spicy” series. Continuing to reveal his secret opening repertoire, GM Williams shows you his favorite ways to knock out the Scandinavian Defense!

    • 18 min
    • 5 challenges
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