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|Nov-20-05|| ||Chopin: I find it amusing when chess players say that it's unsound to play the King's Gambit; perhaps at the GM level, but for the other 99.9 percent of the chess players, it'll suffice. |
I think the reason why GM's don't play the King's gambit after e4 e5 is because the Ruy Lopez is better for white, and playing the King's Gambit might be taking an unnecessary risk. The nature of the King's Gambit, is to play aggressively, otherwise the tables can easily turn.
|Nov-20-05|| ||aw1988: See the famous Spassky Bronstein game. It's brilliant, and aggressive, but later on, and he builds it up...|
|Nov-23-05|| ||Chopin: <aw 1988> You're right, this was a brillant game; I really enjoyed it. Thanks for mentioning it.
Spassky vs Bronstein, 1960
|Mar-01-06|| ||Djuandemarco: I think 99% of people here are below 2500+ ELO...so i really believe that the discussion of the "refutation of King's gambit" is not for us. Worry about that if you are a GM.
Personally I love gambits . King's gambit, Morra gambit, Benko gambit, Budapest opening, D44, Evans, ...so Relax and enjoy the game!!!|
|Mar-27-06|| ||harce sarmiento: I am yet to observe anyone who has criticized the Kings Gambit here posting any DIRECT reason why the Kings Gambit is poor.|
The reasons quoted are either statistics which really dont establish the truth as is well known.Psychological reasons "white shouldnt take risks".
And of course downright hearsay evaluations "it is a dubious opening which allows black to equalize easily"-.
Therefore people is simply repeating judgments they have heard elsewhere-this is a very unintelligent way of debunking an opening which has claimed several top class victims including 3 world champions.
|Feb-20-07|| ||chancho: A nice win by Moro in a gambit opening over Anand. Here's another loss that Anand incurred to another gambiteer.|
Kasparov vs Anand, 1995
|Feb-20-07|| ||IMDONE4: Anand (who probably knows more book than anyone alive) losing to the Kings Gambit... not something you see every day|
|Feb-26-07|| ||beenthere240: What's tough (IMO) about the king's gambit is that it's very easy to go astray and have one's game fall apart in a matter of 1 or 2 moves. There a many brilliancies on the black side in the KGA simply because it's so wild. Closed openings give white a chance to bail out into a draw if things aren't going well. In this game white had to throw everything into the game (18 g4, 20 c4, sacking 2 pieces on g6., etc) to win. If playing chess were how you made your living, you might think twice before playing 2. f4.|
|Nov-17-07|| ||timhortons: these game rocks...very daring...kasparov demolish his kings gambit in 95 but here anand absorbing the hard truth that hes lossin|
|Dec-22-07|| ||coolzadar: Does any know if Tal ever played the KG?|
|Dec-22-07|| ||Gypsy: <coolzadar: Does any know if Tal ever played the KG?> |
Tal vs P Trifunovic, 1963
Bronstein vs Tal, 1968
|Mar-05-08|| ||matingthreat: Wow, sac after sac to victory. When Moro is in fighting mood his imagination soars like few in modern chess.|
|Mar-05-08|| ||Gilmoy: I'm way below even <acirce>'s 2000 level, but I love playing KGA as Black. Se my profile page for the preening details.|
I dunno Anand's c6-d5 line, but it sure jammed White's K-side attack. Moro did well to maintain pressure, while Anand seemed to go astray, as others have noted: Rfc8 weakened the K-side, Nh5 and the "no escape" forced g6. Moro's sacs make perfect sense -- he's down 2 pawns, he must win by force. The N sac nets the 2 pawns back (so it's really only a 1-point additional investment -- in for a penny!); the B "sac" is a sham, really just a trade. So he's only paying 1 more "pawn" for (a) the double on Nd6 (b) forking g6 and (c) denuding Black's K. That's surely worth it (or he's already lost). The final exchange "sac" is also a sham, it's really R for NN, as the hapless Nh5 is still hanging (after g6). And finally, White could afford to end down a full R because Black's Ra8 is out of touch.
|Mar-05-08|| ||Alex Patkowski: Morozevich always plays an interesting game.|
|Apr-06-08|| ||Tomlinsky: Wonderfully creative play from Morozevich. It should be pointed out that this game was played at the Intel Moscow Quickplay Grand Prix.|
|Jun-01-08|| ||ezmerin: It's nice that Morozevich uses King's Gambit move 2. f4 in the opening and Queen's Gambit move 20. c4 in the middlegame and they are both played to remove the pawn obstacles in center. The bishop and rook pair do nice job too, overwhelming clumsy little rats on a8 and h5.|
I dream about tournament with Morozevich, Carlsen, Kamsky, Polgar, Shirov, Ivanchuk, Gelfand and Topalov in field. I believe it could result with uncompromising chess.
|Jan-10-09|| ||WhiteRook48: King's Gambit. I thought that was unpopular.|
|Feb-14-09|| ||WhiteRook48: EVERYONE likes the King's Gambit|
|Jun-27-09|| ||Everett: <ezmerin> 20.c4 had more to do with getting the LSB to c2 than clearing any pawns in the center.|
|Aug-12-09|| ||AbhinavAsthana: I am seeing 7...Bb4 for the first time in this line although I have played bishop's gambit quite a lot. 7...Bd6 is what I thought was popular.|
I should point out here is that 3...Nf6 followed by c6 and d5 is the strongest continuation for black. 3...Qh4+ just looks good but black can only hope for equality because of the bad position of the queen.
|Sep-06-09|| ||WhiteRook48: 28...gxf5 29 Rg6+
28...Qxf5 29 Re5+
|Feb-06-10|| ||Talis: <who>: "I would have played 4.e5 forcing 4...Ng8 with a strong version of the Vienna gambit." Wrong idea. Black play 4....d5!|
|Apr-22-10|| ||hellopolgar: <WhiteRook48: 28...gxf5 29 Rg6+>|
then 29 g6!!! is the only move to win.
|Dec-03-10|| ||rustyj: Check out Judit Polgar v Veselin Topalov "Mexican Standoff" (Kings Gambit: Accepted. Bishop's Gambit)C33 played on Nov 30, 2010. She beats him and also adds a novelty move pointed out by Danny Rensch in his video on chess.com on 12/3/2010.|
|Jul-18-11|| ||DrMAL: Thought this was called the Jaenisch variation of KGA/Bishops but either way it is fun to see. Black would have been fine after 22...Nd5 the only good move here, but instead Anand blundered with 22...Nh5 and Morozevich took advantage of it brilliantly. Happy Birthday Alex!|
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