English Chess Federation

Battle, East Sussex
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Corvo_451
21 uur geleden
That is true
TheChessticulater
22 uur geleden
Gambits are always fun to play. Wing Gambit works well against French and Sicilian.
WilliamofOrange16th
23 uur geleden
But even gambit's like the Wing Gambit against the Sicilian (1.e4 c5 2.b4!?) are worth a try. I beat a player 200 rating points higher than me with it in standard game (1:15h+10s increment). I recommend Grandmaster Gambits: 1. e4 - Part 1 by IM Richard Palliser and GM Simon Williams; you can get on Chessable for a reasonable price: https://www.chessable.com/grandmaster-gambits-1-e4-part-1/course/59936/
nigelst
1 dag geleden
The sounder ones are worth looking at if they fit in with your repertoire and the sort of positions you are happy playing. So the Queen's Gambit (which isn't really a gambit), or the Evans as white in the Giuoco Piano, or the Marshall Attack as black in the Spanish. The less sound gambits will rely on your opponent not knowing how to respond - which becomes much less likely as you play stronger players.
KGreenGator
1 dag geleden
some 1 pawn gambits might be depending on the position you get from them but idk and i rarely find myself doing them except for queen's gambit on a rare occasion out of an english. two pawns though i think are usually not so great. there might be an exception or two of those types of gambit that do work pretty well a lot of the time, but usually i find myself really happy and doing pretty good when my opponents go for a two pawn gambit and am like yes free pieces without enough compensation :D
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