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98_A51 Fajarowicz Gambit (3... Ne4)
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1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e5 3. dxe5 Ne4

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1.d4 ♘f6 2.c4 e5 3.dxe5 ♘e4 | <1.d4 ♘f6 2.c4 e5 3.dxe5 ♘e4> | <1.d4 ♘f6 2.c4 e5 3.dxe5 ♘e4>

check out: Game Collection: The Fabulous Budapest Gambit with games from the book <The Fabulous Budapest Gambit>, by <Viktor Moskalenko>, published in 2007.

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l.d4 players are used to being treated with respect. After the game Levin - Gulman, German Ch 2001, in which I played the Fajarowicz-Richter Gambit, my opponent, a solid GM and well known theoretician, was sufficiently affected by the enormous tension he had to face from the very start that some months later, in the German League 2002, he preferred to play l.Nf3 against me!

"The study of Chess Openings has taught us that Black, being a single-move behind, cannot achieve complete equality. He has a choice: to be content with a passive but sound position, or try early freeing moves.

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e5!?

This variation was invented in 1917 by Istvan Abonyi, Zsigmo nd BartiSZ and Gyulll Breyer. Such an aggressive action seems premature; on the other hand the black squares in the centre are a bit weak due to c2-c4", Richard Reti, Die Meister des Schachbretts, 1930.

3.dxe5 Ne4!?

"The Fajarowicz-knight creates latent threats along the a5-e1 diagonal and, in con­junction with the consequent gambit continuation d7-d6 or d7-d5, may well make White's development more difficult", Max Euwe, Theorie der Schach-Eroeffnun­gen, 1965.

"The Budapest is really a counter-attack rather then a def ence and it appeals to players who like to challenge White for the initiative from early in the game. This particularly applies to the Fajarowicz Variation, in which (by contrast with the <3 ...Ng4>, the main line of t he Budapest) Black puts more emphasis on fighting for key squares than on seeking the early recapture of the pawn he has given up", Tim Harding, The Fighting Fajarowicz, 1996.

Every chess opening has its own history, its own destiny

Soler - Marcoff, Steinitz Chess Club, November 1927, seems to be the very first published game with <3 ... Ne4>, while the British Chess Magazine, 1919, mentions the game Mlotkowski - Barrett, already played in Philadelphia 1904/1905.

However, investigations and examinations began only with the game Steiner­ - Fajarowicz, Wiesbaden 1928, where Black got a completely winning position, and this was actually the birth of a new Gambit, Stefan Buecker/Alfred Diel, Kaissiber 1/2001.

"In the pantheon of opening theoreticians, one of the most obscure surely has to be S.Fajarowicz. The creator of <3 ... Ne4> in the Budapest Gambit, he is almost unknown outside his variation. The major recent works have little to say about him other than that he was from Leipzig and that he was active during the period 1920-1938 ", John Donaldson, Inside Chess, 1990.

Thanks to Diel we now know a bit more: "on June 5, 1908, Sammi Fajarowicz was born in Mockern near Leipzig. He was one of those comet-like players of chess history, whose active period (1927-1933) was too short owing to perse­cution of the Jews and fatal illness", Kaissiber 1/2001.

-- Lev Gutman, The Budapest Fajarowicz; The Fajarowicz-Richter Gambit in Action

others: Game Collection: Black Bear Games by Fredthebear

4.Qd4 Nc5 5.Nf3 Nc6 6.Qd5 d6 7.Bg5 Qd7 8.Nc3 Nb4 9.Qd2 dxe5
Gilg vs S Fajarowicz, 1929 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 47 moves, 1/2-1/2

4.Qc2 d5 5. exd6 Bf5 6. Qa4+ Nc6 7. Nf3 Bxd6 8. g3 Bc5 9. Be3
G van Doesburgh vs K Richter, 1936 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 23 moves, 0-1

4.Nd2 Bb4 5.Qc2 d5 6.exd6 Bf5 7.dxc7 Qxc7 8.Qa4+ Nc6 9.Ngf3 OOO
L Mues vs E Reinhardt, 1935
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 16 moves, 0-1

4.a3 Qh4 5. g3 Qh5 6. Bg2 Nc5 7. Nc3 Nc6 8. f4 d6 9.Nb5 Ne6
Z Gyimesi vs E Kahn, 1995 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 12 moves, 1-0

4.Nd2 Nc5 5.b4 Ne6 6.a3 d6 7.exd6 Bxd6 8.Ne4 Be5 9.Qxd8+
H Herrmann vs S Fajarowicz, 1930
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 47 moves, 1-0

4.Nf3 Nc6 5.Nbd2 Nc5 6.a3 Qe7 7.e3 Nxe5 8.Nxe5 Qxe5 9.Nf3 Qf6
J Rejfir vs K Richter, 1931
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

4.Nf3 Nc6 5.Nbd2 Nc5 6.a3 a5 7.Nb3 h6 8.Bf4 Ne6 9.Bg3 Bc5 10.e3
Bogoljubov vs K Richter, 1931
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 26 moves, 1-0

4.Nf3 Nc6 5.Nbd2 Nc5 6.a3 Qe7 7.g3 Nxe5 8.Nxe5 d6 9.Bg2 dxe5
B Koch vs K Richter, 1931
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

4.Nd2 Nc5 5.Ngf3 Nc6 6.g3 d6 7.exd6 Bf5 8.Bg2 Qxd6 9.O-O O-O-O
P List vs K Richter, 1932
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 30 moves, 0-1

4.Nd2 Nc5 5.Ngf3 Nc6 6.g3 Qe7 7.Bg2 g6 8.Nb1 Nxe5 9.O-O Nxf3+
Alekhine vs Tartakower, 1932  
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 32 moves, 1-0

4.Nd2 Bb4 5.Ngf3 Nc6 6.g3 d6 7.exd6 Qxd6 8.a3 Qc5 9.e3 Bxd2+
Stahlberg vs K Richter, 1935 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 41 moves, 1-0

4.Nd2 Bb4 5.Ngf3 Nc6 6.g3 d6 7.exd6 Qxd6 8.a3 Qc5 9.e3 Bxd2+
K Opocensky vs K Richter, 1935
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

4.Qc2 d5 5.exd6 Bf5 6.Qb3 Bxd6 7.Nd2 O-O 8.Qxb7 Bc5 9.e3 Qe7
E Gilfer vs K Richter, 1936 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 24 moves, 0-1

4.Nf3 Nc6 5.e3 d6 6.Be2 Bf5 7.Qa4 dxe5 8.O-O Nc5 9.Qd1 Bd6
C Staldi vs K Richter, 1939
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 35 moves, 0-1

4.Nd2 Nc5 5.Ngf3 Nc6 6.g3 Qe7 7.Bg2 Nxe5 8.O-O d6 9.b4 Ncd7
T D van Scheltinga vs Tartakower, 1939 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 56 moves, 1-0

4.Nd2 Nc5 5.Ngf3 Nc6 6.a3 Qe7 7.b4 Nxe5 8.e3 Ncd3+ 9.Bxd3 Nxd3+
B Rabar vs K Richter, 1941
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 52 moves, 0-1

4.Nd2 Nc5 5.Ngf3 Nc6 6.g3 d6 7.exd6 Qxd6 8.Bg2 Bf5 9.O-O Be7
P Rethy vs K Richter, 1941 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 37 moves, 1-0

4.Nf3 Bb4+ 5.Bd2 Nxd2 6.Nbxd2 Nc6 7.a3 Bxd2+ 8.Qxd2 Qe7 9.Qc3
E Chernyaeva vs G Timmerman, 1988 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 21 moves, 0-1

4.a3 Qh4 5.Be3 Bc5 6.Qd3 Nxf2! 0-1
A Whiteley vs A M Dunn, 1989 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 6 moves, 0-1

4.a3 b6 5.Nh3 a5 6.Nd2 Nc5 7.Nf3 Bb7 8.Nf4 a4 9.Nd5 Nc6 10.Bg5
M Narciso Dublan vs S Buecker, 2001
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 28 moves, 1-0

4.Qc2 Bb4+ 5.Bd2 Nxd2 6.Nxd2 Nc6 7.Ngf3 Qe7 8.a3 Bxd2+
G Meins vs L Gutman, 2004 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 38 moves, 0-1

4.Nf3 Nc6 5.Nbd2 Nc5 6.g3 d6 7.exd6 Bxd6 8.Bg2 O-O 9.O-O
A Pokorny vs W Weil, 1936 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 22 moves, 1-0

4.Nd2 Nc5 5.Ngf3 b6 6.g3 Bb7 7.Bg2 Nc6 8.O-O Qe7 9.Nb1 h6
T Hillarp Persson vs G L House, 2014 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0

4.a3 d6 5.exd6 Bxd6 6.g3 Nxf2 0-1
M Warren vs J Selman, 1932 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 6 moves, 0-1

3.Bg5 exd4 4.Qxd4 Nc6 5.Qd1 Bc5 6.Nf3 Ne4 7.Bh4 Qxh4 0-1
Tjio vs R Verheij, 1978 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 7 moves, 0-1

4.a3 d6 5.Qc2 d5 6.cxd5 Qxd5 7.Nf3 Nc6 8.Nc3 Nxc3 9.Qxc3 Bg4
P Lukacs vs W Becker, 1998 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 17 moves, 0-1

4.a3 Nc6 5.Nf3 d6 6.Bf4 g5 7.Be3 g4 8.Nfd2 Ng5 9.exd6 Bxd6
Mamedyarov vs G Lux, 2015 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 28 moves, 1-0

4.Nf3 Bb4+ 5.Nbd2 Nc6 6.a3 Bxd2+ 7.Nxd2 Nxd2 8.Bxd2 Qh4
Yermolinsky vs I Khmelnitsky, 2002
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 36 moves, 1-0

4.Nf3 Bb4+ 5.Nbd2 Nc6 6.g3 Qe7 7.Bg2 Nxd2 8.Bxd2 Bxd2+ 9.Qxd2
Kasparov vs J Arts, 1987 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 23 moves, 1-0

F B Arnold vs M L Hanauer, 1936 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 5 moves, 0-1

K Zimak vs J Sobek, 1992 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 9 moves, 0-1

4.Nf3 Bb4+ 5.Nbd2 Nc6 6.Qc2 d5 7.exd6 Bf5 8.Qd1 Qxd6 9.a3
M Barlow vs M P Dreyer, 1995 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 23 moves, 0-1

J N Metge vs M P Dreyer, 1995 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 20 moves, 0-1

3. d5 Bc5
P Tuffery vs M P Dreyer, 1996
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 52 moves, 0-1

Q trap
Najmes vs J Balogh, 1943 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 10 moves, 0-1

Bisguier vs Ljubojevic, 1971 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 35 moves, 1-0

Knaak vs J Pachow, 2007 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 21 moves, 1-0

E Gueye vs T Korsano, 1985 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 5 moves, 1-0

Soderstrom vs A Olsson, 1981 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 12 moves, 0-1

G Siegel vs J Bellon Lopez, 1998
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Laios vs Manninen, 1991 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 10 moves, 0-1

H Mira vs S Sommer, 2001
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 40 moves, 1-0

4.Qc2 d5 5.exd6 Bf5 6.Qa4+ Nc6 7.Nf3 Bxd6 8.a3 Qf6 9.g3
H Steiner vs S Fajarowicz, 1928 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 31 moves, 1-0

A Graf vs M Lauer, 2006 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 17 moves, 1-0

P Schmidt vs P List, 1936
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 30 moves, 0-1

K Lagha vs E Contedini, 1960 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 10 moves, 0-1

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