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Thanks very much.
Of course, most if not all GMs know about this gambit. And most steer clear of it. Why is that? It has shock value sometimes but black often asks for and gets an inferior position.
Thanks again Grandmaster.
Thank you Grandmaster.
thanks martinrk !
The knight after the trade of queens can go to b6 and it's trapped at the b6 square. The piece is lost after Ra6.
idon't see the trap after the boum! and queen trade ... ? at 04:13
The knight can escape using b6 no ?
interesting stuff! i would play Bf7 almost always,but as u said it is a mistake due to bishop getting arrested.
I play this gambit very frequently, and it's nice to know that the 5...Nf6 lines are still OK-ish for Black (though, alas, not much more than that), especially since 5...d5 seems to be under an eternal cloud.
One line that I think is rather underrated for White is 4. d4!? fxe4 5. Nxe5 Nxe5 6. dxe5 c6 7. Nc3!!?, with spectacular complications.
after the trade queen trade...the white knight on c8 can escape to b6?
I've played this, but always refuted my repertoire... but it's exciting to play it...especially during blitz games...
Unfortunately the 5...d5 line is rather unplayable if White knows his stuff, so if you want to play the Jaenisch, this is the real deal.
My group The Alliance recently played this gambit in a Vote Chess game at the request of a member - it worked out well for us!
I feel like this opening is for someone who wants to draw..
king's gambit for black is Latvian gambit, to be more precise :)
by GM Melikset Khachiyan
It's been a while, but Grandmaster Melik Khachiyan is back just in time to offer a holiday treat to us all! Today he starts a new series designed to help you improve your black repertoire against 1.e4, and the very popular Ruy Lopez. He discusses the main line of the Schlieman Gambit this weekend, and tells us what the gambit should be known as. Pay attention to every detail and start playing it today...
Intermediate | Advanced
Players: Perelshteyn, Eugene
vs. Khachiyan, Melik
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GM Melikset Khachiyan
Melik began playing chess at the age of 8, won the Baku Junior Championship two years later and became a Soviet Candidate Master two years after that. He began coaching early in his career and has brought up three Junior World Champions (among them Levon Aronian). In 2001, he immigrated to the US, where he qualified to play in the U.S. Championship several times. He earned his Grandmaster title in 2006.
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