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Magnus Oscar Mollerstrom vs Martin Severin From
Copenhagen (1862)
Bird Opening: From Gambit (A02)  ·  0-1
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Feb-20-06  Autoreparaturwerkbau: The very original game, From's Gambit got name From from. Quite helpless position for white at the end, too.
May-08-07  sambo: Wait, why is this named the From Gambit instead of the Mollerstrom Gambit? From didn't even play the opening, and the guy who did got annihilated.
May-08-07  Whitehat1963: I'm far from being a strong chessplayer, but didn't white play this like a total moron?
May-08-07  Miacat: <sambo> Both players play the opening. Mollerstrom starts the game as white with Bird's opening 1 f4.

From's response 1....e5 gambits a pawn (ie offers a pawn up to be taken). It is acknowledged that From helped make this reponse to Bird's opening popular. Hence the gambit is named after him

A good illustration of From's gambit:
NN vs Du Mont, 1802

May-08-07  sambo: <Miacat> Interesting. I wasn't aware that f4 was it's own opening. I see that ...e5 is the actual gambit, but I thought From's Gambit referred to the gambiting away of pawn structure by white.
Apr-12-09
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  stoy: Most players with white play 2 e4 to transpose to the king's gambit, which is far less dangerous for white.
May-08-10
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Thank you, Mr. From, for inventing one of my favorite openings.
May-08-10  newzild: From's Gambit is a fully viable response to 1.f4. I've used it successfully in blitz games, but I usually prefer to transpose to a Cutty Sark Sicilian with 1...c5, when 2.e4 d5 3.ed Nf6 is another interesting gambit for black, popularised by Tal. Helps cut down on the amount of theory to learn.

Unfortunately, Mollerstrom's play is weak in this game. 6.g3? and 14.Qg1?, when white should be developing, are particular howlers.

Jan-19-11  YoungEd: Yes, White takes a Descent into the Mollerstrom. Thank you, fans!
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