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King's Gambit Accepted (C33)
1 e4 e5 2 f4 exf4

Number of games in database: 1251
Years covered: 1590 to 2015
Overall record:
   White wins 39.6%
   Black wins 42.0%
   Draws 18.3%

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PRACTITIONERS
With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Heikki Westerinen  34 games
Adolf Anderssen  27 games
Mikhail Chigorin  21 games
Adolf Anderssen  39 games
NN  23 games
Wilhelm Steinitz  15 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
Anderssen vs Kieseritzky, 1851
Morphy vs A Morphy, 1848
Morozevich vs Anand, 1995
J Schulten vs Kieseritzky, 1850
Wiede vs A Goetz, 1880
F Riemann vs Anderssen, 1876
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 page 1 of 51; games 1-25 of 1,251  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Polerio vs Busnardo 1-011 1590 UnknownC33 King's Gambit Accepted
2. Greco vs NN 1-09 1620 UnknownC33 King's Gambit Accepted
3. Greco vs NN 1-011 1620 UnknownC33 King's Gambit Accepted
4. Greco vs NN 1-010 1620 UnknownC33 King's Gambit Accepted
5. Greco vs NN 1-018 1620 Miscellaneous GameC33 King's Gambit Accepted
6. Greco vs NN 1-019 1620 Miscellaneous GameC33 King's Gambit Accepted
7. Greco vs NN 1-024 1620 Miscellaneous GameC33 King's Gambit Accepted
8. Greco vs NN 1-013 1620 Miscellaneous GameC33 King's Gambit Accepted
9. Greco vs NN 1-020 1620 Miscellaneous GameC33 King's Gambit Accepted
10. Greco vs NN 1-013 1620 Miscellaneous GameC33 King's Gambit Accepted
11. Lionne / Morant vs Auzout / Maubisson 0-125 1680 ParisC33 King's Gambit Accepted
12. Jannisson / Morant vs Pennautier / Maubisson 0-121 1680 ParisC33 King's Gambit Accepted
13. Lionne / Morant vs Auzout / Maubisson 1-024 1680 ParisC33 King's Gambit Accepted
14. A de Lionne vs Roussereau 0-125 1680 CasualC33 King's Gambit Accepted
15. Lafon / Morant vs Pennautier / Jannisson 0-125 1680 CasualC33 King's Gambit Accepted
16. Maubisson vs A de Lionne 0-129 1680 CasualC33 King's Gambit Accepted
17. Philidor vs NN 1-052 1790 UnknownC33 King's Gambit Accepted
18. Philidor vs NN 1-023 1790 UnknownC33 King's Gambit Accepted
19. W Lewis vs NN 1-031 1818 London m/1C33 King's Gambit Accepted
20. J Cazenove vs NN 1-021 1819 UnknownC33 King's Gambit Accepted
21. Cochrane vs NN  1-034 1825 UnknownC33 King's Gambit Accepted
22. McDonnell vs NN 1-024 1830 CasualC33 King's Gambit Accepted
23. McDonnell vs La Bourdonnais 0-142 1834 London m3 ;HCL 18C33 King's Gambit Accepted
24. McDonnell vs La Bourdonnais 0-142 1834 London m 11C33 King's Gambit Accepted
25. McDonnell vs La Bourdonnais 0-130 1834 London m 18C33 King's Gambit Accepted
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Apr-04-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: <AVRO38: There was never any doubt that this was a hoax. I've always said that white stands better after 2.f4, in fact 2.f4 is probably white's strongest answer to 1...e5>

And yet 3.Nf3 and 3.Bc4 are <clear draws>? Where did White's advantage go?

Were you just going to keep posting new idiocies until someone responded? Mission accomplished.

Apr-04-12  AVRO38: <keypusher:And yet 3.Nf3 and 3.Bc4 are <clear draws>? Where did White's advantage go?>

I don't expect a moron like you to understand that not all advantages are winning advantages.

Learn how to play before you make stupid comments like that.

Anyone that needs a good laugh check out this patzer's games. Why should anyone listen to anything you have to say about a game you don't even know how to play?

Scott Thomson

What a loser!!!

Apr-04-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: <AVRO38>

<Learn how to play before you make stupid comments like that.>

Learn how to think before you make any comments at all.

Apr-04-12  frogbert: btw, i asked you a question on your player page last month, keypusher!
Apr-04-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: <frogbert: btw, i asked you a question on your player page last month, keypusher!>

Sorry, I never go there. I have answered.

Apr-04-12  bystanderz: <keypusher>

Maybe he needs to learn how to learn before he can do any thinking at all...

Apr-05-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Check It Out: Thanks to the link to Scott Thomson, I came upon this game which, though lost by <keypusher>, is a testament to both his and <Open Defence>'s formidable chess skills: S Thomson vs S Hosea, 2009
Apr-05-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Interbond: <AVRO38> Do you really need to be so rude? This is a discussion forum about King's Gambit Accepted not a forum for personal insults.
Apr-05-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: Hmmm, I am surprised anyone thought that was for real. Maybe April 1 isn't as well known as a day of jokes in other countries.
Apr-05-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: <Interbond: <AVRO38> Do you really need to be so rude? This is a discussion forum about King's Gambit Accepted not a forum for personal insults.>

Well, I insulted him first. But he earns every insult he gets (and he gets plenty).

Apr-05-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Interbond: <keypusher> To put it this way; I can accept a king's gambit ,but I don't accept personal insults ;-) (even if it's not against me)
Dec-24-12  Kikoman: <Opening of the Day>

December 24, 2012
<<<King's Gambit Accepted>>>

I occassionaly used this type opening during my high school days when my teacher in Physics introduced it to me. But nowadays I abandoned it and concentrate in Spanish Game, Sicilian and French Defense. :)x

Dec-25-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  redlance: Hopefully a new Kings Gambit book by Quality chess coming soon!!!???
Jan-02-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Phony Benoni: Busted!

http://chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp...

Jan-02-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Phony Benoni: Sorry. Turns out it was an April Fools joke.

Thank goodness.

Dec-12-14  drunknite: A quick Kings Gambit Accepted, inspired by Damiano. (this was 3 minute blitz on game knot)

1. e4 e5
2. f4 exf4
3. Nf3 Nc6
4. Bc4 Nge7
5. Ng5 Ne5
6. Qe2

a strange formation inspired by Damiano defense (...Ne7 idea):


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6....N7g6 (the online pc actually agrees and has black up 1.5 pts)

7. Nf3 d6
8 d4? (apparently a clunker, the online pc suggests 8 Nxe5 Nxe5 9 Bb3 w/ black ahead 1.5 pts)

8....Nxf3+
9. Qxf3 Qh4+ (a bold move)

what do you play here? a classic confrontation of Romantic openings: the check on f7 (note the white B on c4 and Q on f file) meets the check on h4:


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He spent some time here maybe 20 seconds and played 10 Kf1, which basically amounts to backing down from your strategy and missing the obvious CRAZY/SHARP line.

crap pc suggests this line:
10. g3 Qg4
11. Qxg4 Bxg4
12. Rf1 f5
13. exf5 Bxf5
14. Bxf4 O-O-O
15. Bg5 Re8+
16. Kd2 Bg4 (black slightly ahead 0.4)

our game continues:

10....Be6 (pc suggests Be7 maybe prefers kingside 00? as the game was going on I thought 10...Bg4 would have been a knock out and started to figure I missed out, but the pc says no big deal after: 11. Qf2 Qe7 12. Bxf4 O-O-O black still ahead 1.3 pts)

11 Bxe6 fxe6
12 Nc3 000
13 Bd2 d5
14 e5 Bb4
15 a3 Bxc3
16 Bxc3 (note that a fianch B. behind a wall of pawns is a positional minus, not a plus)

16...Qe7 (all my pieces going backwards, but it's OK I'm ahead in material)

17 h3 Nh4 (not sure what my idea was)
18 Qxh4?? (I laughed, the game ended in a mate with N/Q on g2 a few moves later).

The obvious move is 18 Qg4 f3 which will blow up whites k side but is survivable after:

19. gxf3 Nxf3
20. Bb4 Qf7
21. Ke2 Qf5
22. Qxf3 Qxc2+
23. Ke3 Qb3+
24. Bc3

fantasy position after 24..Bc3 white ahead


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total time, he wound up using all 3 minutes in the mating net that followed loss of queen, I only used 2 min

Feb-07-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  refutor: Shaw's book recommends Nc3 as the key move in almost all the lines (lots transpose into a Vienna with f4)...if so, why not just spend time working out a + v. 1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.f4 d5 and save 500 pages or so :)
Feb-25-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: I've played white and black in the KGA. I've come to realize that in order to have chances white must give up a piece as early as possible. Giving up just the f-pawn is useless. As we all know, f7 has to be the site for the sacrifice, and that should give really good practical chances.
Feb-25-15  Pirandus: What is your opinion about Bronstein's Kings Gambit parties in the 1960-70 years?
Feb-25-15  Petrosianic: <What is your opinion about Bronstein's Kings Gambit parties in the 1960-70 years?>

The punch and hors d'ouevres always ran out too early.

Feb-25-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: <Pirandus: What is your opinion about Bronstein's Kings Gambit parties in the 1960-70 years?> They are superb.
Jul-26-15  Mr. V: I played the following game on FICS. This was my third King's Gambit and the first game I didn't get wiped off the board in this opening. It begins with the gambit declined but I think it belongs here due to the way events went.

I know we must have missed some obvious tactics so please point them out if you see any!

Me: White

1. e4 e5
2. f4 d6
3. Bc4 exf4
4. d4 Qh4+
5. g3 fxg3
6. Nf3 Qh3
7. Qe2 g2
8. Rg1 Bg4
9. Kf2 Be7
10. Bf4 Nf6
11. e5 Nh5
12. exd6 0-0
13. dxe7 Re8
14. Be5 Nd7
15. Bxf7+ Kh8
16. Bxh5 Bxh5
17. Rxg2 Rxe7
18. Rg2 Qf5

Here I lost on time. It was the most fun game I've played in a while! I will play this opening again. Please tell me if you have any comments or see any obvious mistakes. I'm not a very good player as you can see but this was fun!

Jul-27-15  Mr. V: Could someone please give a general outline of the names of the main lines of the King's Gambit?
Jul-28-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  tpstar: <Mr. V> The first branch point is King's Gambit Accepted versus Declined. 2 ... Bc5 is the best way to decline, and note 3. fxe5?? Qh4+ wins instantly for Black (4. g3 Qxe4+; 4. Ke2? Qxe4#). Another way to decline is 2 ... d5 named the Falkbeer Counter Gambit, then other decline lines by Black are quite rare because the best way to refute a gambit is to accept it. For the KGA with 2 ... exf4, 3. Bc4 is the Little Bishop's Gambit bravely allowing 3 ... Qh4+, then most other variations feature 3. Nf3. The old 3. Nf3 g5 is the Kieseritzky Line clutching the Pawn while weakening the Kingside and delaying development; 4. Bc4 g4 5. 0-0!? gxf3 is the Muzio Gambit, while 4. h4 g4 5. Ne5 h5 is the Long Whip Line. Game Collection: Kieseritsky Gambits and it's many flavors 3 ... d5 is the Abbazia Defense, opening up Black's game immediately. 3 ... d6 is the Fischer Defense, aiming for a dark square blockade with ... h6 preventing White Knight incursions on e5 or g5. 3 ... Be7 is the Cunningham Defense intending 4 ... Bh4+ and White can't castle.

ECO figured this all out long ago:

King's Gambit Declined (C30)

King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit (C31)

King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit (C32)

King's Gambit Accepted (C33)

King's Gambit Accepted (C34)

King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham (C35)

King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense (C36)

King's Gambit Accepted (C37)

King's Gambit Accepted (C38)

King's Gambit Accepted (C39)

Your game began as a King's Gambit Declined with 1. e4 e5 2. f4 d6, then transposed to a Fischer Defense with 3. Bc4 exf4. After 6. Nf3:


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Black missed 6 ... g2+! 7. Nxh4 gxh1=Q+ winning a Rook. Watch out for this trap next time. Good Luck! =)

Jul-28-15  Mr. V: <tpstar>
Wow, thanks! That's very thorough and I know I'll use this reference again. And thanks for pointing out the trap in my game also
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