Gambit Your Way Through the KPG
Trip up your opponent with a clever gambit
The word gambit was first used by Ruy Lopez de Segura in the 16th century. The Italian word gambetto which relates to tripping someone took on the Spanish form gambito. If you want to test your opponent from the very first move this may be the route to go.
We're talking chess openings
with a difference. Consider a sacrifice in order to gain an advantage of some sort. Usually when accepted your opponent can with precise play nullify any advantage accrued. However you can often profit against an opponent not familiar with the particular line. You can also talk about your favorites
These tricks allow you to take your unsuspecting opponents off the beaten track and into unknown territory. You will get a lot of joy taking these guys away from their safe familiar lines. Drag them away from the shore and into deep, dark choppy waters.
We begin with those gems contained in the King's Pawn Game. These openings will start with the moves 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4. Get a flavor of these lines through the Fried Liver Attack, Wilkes-Barre Variation, Evans Gambit and others.
What's the Deadliest Gambit in the World?
Gambits are great aren't they. They're one of the best things about chess. Nothing better than winning a game through a cleverly calculated opening sacrifice leading to great lines and positions. The more audacious the better. Question is what gambit is the greatest of them all? What's the Deadliest Gambit in the World?