chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

(If you register a free account you won't see all these ads!)
Jorge E Castro Soromenho vs Vegard Andersen
Canarias en Red prel 5th (2004) (blitz), playchess.com INT, rd 3, May-07
Englund Gambit Complex: General (A40)  ·  0-1
ANALYSIS [x]

FEN COPIED

explore this opening
find similar games more games of J Soromenho
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: You can display posts in reverse order, by registering a free account then visiting your preferences page and checking the option "Display newest kibitzes on top."

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.
PREMIUM MEMBERS CAN REQUEST COMPUTER ANALYSIS [more info]

Kibitzer's Corner
Mar-01-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: One wonders if 4.Nc3!? intending 4...Nxe5 5.Nd5, or 4...g5 5.Nd5 Qd8 6.Bxg5! Qxg5 7.Nxc7+, is better. Looks scary for Black. Perhaps Diemer's 3...g5!?, as in Elsner vs E J Diemer, 1987, is an improvement, although it doesn't look too trustworthy, either.
Mar-01-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: Elaborating on my prior comment: Stefan Bücker observes that 3.Bf4 was recommended by Pablo Viaggio of Buenos Aires in The Myers Openings Bulletin 20 (1981), p. 16f. Bücker tried 3...Qe7 4.Nc3 Nxe5 5.Nd5 Qd6 6.Nf3 f6, but points out that 7.e4 Ne7 8.Nxe5 fxe5 9.Qh5+ wins. Bücker says that 3...g5 may be better, but that rather than 4.Bg3, 4.Bd2 "is equally critical, and White certainly stands better." Bücker suggests instead 3...f6 4.Nf3 fxe5 5.Nxe5 Qf6 6.Nd3 "in the style of a Soller Gambit. The computer doesn't see enough compensation for the pawn, but Black can develop quickly, he has the e and the f-file, and he can strive for d5 or g5. In practice Black will have reasonable chances." http://www.chesscafe.com/text/kaiss...
Apr-11-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: White's 5.Nc3!? (instead of the main line 5.Bd2 Qxb2 6.Nc3!) is playable, but of course after 5...Qxf4 (5...Qxb2 6.Bd2! transposes to the main line), 6.Nd5! (rather than White's 6.e3??) is forced and considered favorable to White.
Jan-26-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: Another line I just considered: 3...Qe7 4.Nc3! Nxe5 5.Nd5 Qd6 6.e4 c6 (instead of Bücker's 6...Ne7) 7.Nxe5! cxd5 [7...fxe5? 8.Qh5+ g6 (8...Kd8 9.Bxe5 ) 9.Qxe5+ ] 9.Nd3 (very messy is 8.Qh5+ g6 9.Nxg6 Qb4+ 10.Kd1! hxg6 11.Qxh8 Qxb2 - worth looking at with an engine) Qe6 10.Qh5+ g6 11.Qxd5 with an extra pawn.
Jun-16-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  fredthebear: <FSR> Thank you for the analysis and following up on it. You saved some homework for folks, or tickled their curiosity to do more with the various options available.

For those lost in the fog, the Englund Gambit 1.d4 e5 is dubious for Black or it would be played as frequently as it's king pawn likeness, the Scandinavian 1.e4 d5. If the 1.d4 White player is properly prepared and sufficiently careful, s/he'll welcome the gambit by taking advantage of the Black queen losing too much time retreating or benefit from the extra pawn in the endgame. Still, the Englund Gambit is worth a try in an occasional blitz game.

White's best bet is to accept the Englund Gambit with 2.dxe5. However, Black had better have a plan in mind if White DECLINES the gambit pawn w/2.d5?!, 2.e4 (Danish Gambit/Center Game/Scotch Game/Petrov's Defense), 2.Nc3?! (offering a reverse Center Counter), 2.Nf3!? (perhaps a reverse French Steinitz) 2.e3 or 2.c3. Gee whiz, our chess opponent is not required to cooperate with our plans!

Jun-17-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: <fredthebear> All of the alternative second moves you suggest are playable, but 2.dxe5! is the only attempt at a refutation. If your opponent hangs a pawn, you should take it.
Jun-17-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: For more analysis of the Englund, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Englu...
NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, is totally anonymous, and 100% free—plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, profane, raunchy, or disgusting language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate or nonsense posts.
  3. No malicious personal attacks, including cyber stalking, systematic antagonism, or gratuitous name-calling of any member Iincludinfgall Admin and Owners or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests. If you think someone is an idiot, then provide evidence that their reasoning is invalid and/or idiotic, instead of just calling them an idiot. It's a subtle but important distinction, even in political discussions.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No malicious posting of or linking to personal, private, and/or negative information (aka "doxing" or "doxxing") about any member, (including all Admin and Owners) or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests. This includes all media: text, images, video, audio, or otherwise. Such actions will result in severe sanctions for any violators.
  6. NO TROLLING. Admin and Owners know it when they see it, and sanctions for any trolls will be significant.
  7. Any off-topic posts which distract from the primary topic of discussion are subject to removal.
  8. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by Moderators is expressly prohibited.
  9. The use of "sock puppet" accounts in an attempt to undermine any side of a debate—or to create a false impression of consensus or support—is prohibited.
  10. All decisions with respect to deleting posts, and any subsequent discipline, are final, and occur at the sole discretion of the Moderators, Admin, and Owners.
  11. Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a Moderator.

NOTE: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific game and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames.com, its employees, or sponsors. All Moderator actions taken are at the sole discretion of the Admin and Owners—who will strive to act fairly and consistently at all times.
Spot an error? Please submit a correction slip and help us eliminate database mistakes!
This game is type: BLITZ (Disagree? Please submit a correction slip.)

Featured in the Following Game Collections [what is this?]
A40 Englund Gambit 5.Nc3 QxBf4 0-1 See notes by FSR
from HighwAy 40-41 Goes Past Fredthebear's Park by fredthebear
A40 Englund Gambit 5.Nc3 QxBf4 0-1 See notes by FSR
from Tromp, Torre Attack, Byrne Bg5 Stuff Fredthebear by Jersey Joe
A40 Englund Gambit 0-1
from London Bridges Fredthebear Crossed by fredthebear
A40 Englund Gambit [Black]
by chess.master
mneuwirth toReview
by mneuwirth
Checkmate 2004
by Chessdreamer
short-games-traps
by saveyougod
25 moves
from Chess Miniatures, Collection IX by wwall


home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | contact us
Copyright 2001-2019, Chessgames Services LLC