Encyclopedia of gambits


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Thibault de Vassal    (2010-06-28)
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I guess that many of you read the interesting Chessbase article by Kavalek :


The link to the encyclopedia of gambits by Marco Saba was a surprise to me... really interesting, and a huge work!


I picked up a few ideas for the next chess thematic tournaments, so there may be the next ones in the future :

Aasum [Van Geet: Hector Gambit] 1.Nc3 d5 2.e4 de4 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.f3
Abonyi-Tennison [Reti: Tennison Gambit Accepted] 1.Nf3 d5 2.e4 de4 3.Ng5
[KGA: Allgaier Gambit] 1.e4 e5 2.f4 ef4 3.Nf3 g5 4.h4 g4 5.Ng5 h6 6.Nf7
"Anti-Stonewall" [Dutch: Alapin] 1.d4 f5 2.Qd3 d5 3.g4
[Budapest: Alekhine, Balogh Gambit] 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e5 3.de5 Ng4 4.e4 d6
Banzai-Leong [French] 1.e4 e6 2.b4
Batavo [Bird: Batavo Gambit] 1.f4 d5 2.Nf3 c5 3.e4
Beyer c.g. [Blackmar-Diemer: Beyer Countergambit] 1.e4 e5 2.d4 d5
Birmingham [Polish: Birmingham Gambit] 1.b4 c5
Blackburne - I [Scandinavian: 2.exd5] 1.e4 d5 2.ed5 c6
Böhnke [Scandinavian: Böhnke Gambit] 1.e4 d5 2.ed5 e5
Breyer [KGA: Breyer Gambit] 1.e4 e5 2.f4 ef4 3.Qf3
De Smet [Nimzowitsch Defence: 2.d4 e5 3.dxe5] 1.e4 Nc6 2.d4 e5 3.de5 d6
[Diemer-Duhm Gambit (DDG) vs. Slav/Caro-Kann] 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.e4
Gaga [King's Gambit Accepted (KGA)] 1.e4 e5 2.f4 ef4 3.g3
Halasz - II [Sicilian: Halasz Gambit] 1.e4 c5 2.d4 cd4 3.f4
Hickmann [English: Anglo-Dutch] 1.c4 f5 2.e4 fe4 3.d3
Hjoerring c.g. [Benko Gambit] 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 b5 4.e4
Jerome [Giuoco Piano: Jerome Gambit] 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.Bf7
Krejcik [Dutch: Krejcik Gambit] 1.d4 f5 2.g4
Lasa [Open Game: Lopez/Mcleod, Lasa Gambit] 1.e4 e5 2.c3 f5
Lasker - III [Bird: From Gambit Accepted] 1.f4 e5 2.fe5 f6
Omega [Indian: Omega Gambit] 1.d4 Nf6 2.e4
Vector [English: Vector] 1.c4 d5 2.cd5 c6
Wheeler [Nimzowitsch Defence: Wheeler Gambit] 1.e4 Nc6 2.b4
Zilbermints - III [Queen's Gambit] 1.d4 d5 2.c4 b5
"Zurigo" [Queen's Pawn Game] 1.d4 d5 2.g4

If you notice more interesting openings, do not hesitate to suggest it here...

Ilmars Cirulis    (2010-06-29 11:23:20)
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Fried Liver attack is good for thematics, imo

Thibault de Vassal    (2010-06-29 12:23:17)
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[Two Knights: Fegatello (Fried Liver) Attack] 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Ng5 d5 5.ed5 Nd5 6.Nf7

Good one also, indeed.

Gregory Kohut    (2010-06-30 01:16:58)
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I suggest the Blackmar-Diemer Gambit or the King's Gambit Accepted Bishop Variation. 1.e4,e5 2.f4,exf4 3.Bc4

Utku Tuluoglu    (2010-07-02 12:11:36)
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Maybe, this variation.
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Bd2

Garvin Gray    (2010-07-02 15:38:21)
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Semi Slav Marshall Gambit.

Rolf Staggat    (2010-07-06 11:47:51)
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1. Nf3 ..... 2. Rg1 (later g4)
DIE AMPEL (the traffic-light). Special variation of a german club called Schachfreunde Schöneck.
Discover its possibilities !