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King's Gambit Accepted (C38)
1 e4 e5 2 f4 exf4 3 Nf3 g5 4 Bc4 Bg7

Number of games in database: 485
Years covered: 1620 to 2016
Overall record:
   White wins 42.1%
   Black wins 45.4%
   Draws 12.6%

Popularity graph, by decade

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With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Adolf Anderssen  16 games
Cornelis Groeneveld  10 games
Gerhard Niemand  7 games
NN  19 games
Gustav Richard Neumann  13 games
Benny Roos  9 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
Staunton vs NN, 1855
Morphy vs A Meek, 1855
Blackburne vs NN, 1862
J McConnell vs Morphy, 1849
R Raubitschek vs Capablanca, 1906
Mayet vs Hirschfeld, 1861
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 page 1 of 20; games 1-25 of 485  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Greco vs NN 1-016 1620 Miscellaneous GameC38 King's Gambit Accepted
2. Greco vs NN 1-015 1620 Miscellaneous GameC38 King's Gambit Accepted
3. L L'Aisne vs Maubuisson 0-117 1680 CasualC38 King's Gambit Accepted
4. J Bruehl vs Philidor 0-144 1788 London m/7C38 King's Gambit Accepted
5. Philidor vs NN ½-½26 1790 UnknownC38 King's Gambit Accepted
6. Philidor vs NN 1-016 1790 UnknownC38 King's Gambit Accepted
7. Philidor vs NN 1-030 1790 UnknownC38 King's Gambit Accepted
8. W Lewis vs J T Parkinson 1-048 1813 UnknownC38 King's Gambit Accepted
9. W Lewis vs J T Parkinson 1-025 1813 BFX unknownC38 King's Gambit Accepted
10. J H Sarratt vs NN 1-017 1818 UnknownC38 King's Gambit Accepted
11. J H Sarratt vs NN 1-027 1818 UnknownC38 King's Gambit Accepted
12. J H Sarratt vs NN 1-016 1818 ENGC38 King's Gambit Accepted
13. J H Sarratt vs NN 1-013 1818 EnglandC38 King's Gambit Accepted
14. J H Sarratt vs NN  1-026 1818 UnknownC38 King's Gambit Accepted
15. W Lewis vs P Williams 1-056 1819 CasualC38 King's Gambit Accepted
16. J Cazenove vs D Tomalin 1-022 1819 London m/7C38 King's Gambit Accepted
17. W Lewis vs P Williams 1-065 1819 London m/1C38 King's Gambit Accepted
18. W Lewis vs NN 1-021 1820 CasualC38 King's Gambit Accepted
19. McDonnell vs NN 1-028 1828 EnglandC38 King's Gambit Accepted
20. G Walker vs Cochrane 1-024 1830 Unknown-aroundC38 King's Gambit Accepted
21. La Bourdonnais vs McDonnell ½-½92 1834 London m4 ;HCL 18C38 King's Gambit Accepted
22. McDonnell vs La Bourdonnais 1-032 1834 London m3 ;MAINBC38 King's Gambit Accepted
23. McDonnell vs La Bourdonnais 0-159 1834 London m3 ;HCL 18C38 King's Gambit Accepted
24. W Hanstein vs Von Der Lasa  1-028 1839 BerlinC38 King's Gambit Accepted
25. Von Der Lasa vs Bledow 1-017 1839 ?C38 King's Gambit Accepted
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jul-23-03  F3rdHrsman: Does anyone have a copy of the American Chess Quarterly with Fischer's "busting" the King's Gambit? I loaned mine out year's ago and never got it back... if so, please e-mail me. Thanks in advance!
May-30-04  ruylopez900: <F3rdHrsman> Fischer never busted the Gambit, that was just his ego talking. At best he found a testing line, but the King's Gambit isn't dead!
May-30-04  Swindler: have it,
Jan-08-06  DeepBlade: Arg, not KP-Kt4 kind of notation! Just need nice and clean readable notation like 1. e4 e5 2. f4
Jan-08-06  hintza: Well, Fischer had a preference for descriptive notation. To be honest I don't know why people get so annoyed by it, it's not exactly hard to grasp.
Premium Chessgames Member
  jamesmaskell: I prefer algebraic notation due to its being easy to read. Descriptive notation can be hard to get. I sometimes have trouble and it definitely slows down my studying.
Dec-30-06  JohnNash: Shut up you all and just play!!!
Aug-10-08  just a kid: <johnNash>Not nice!
Apr-13-10  rapidcitychess: N-KB3 is practically refuted by P-Q3.
-Fischer <ruylopez> Fischer never really liked you. <TD> was his little bro.
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