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  1. 06 Mar '11 20:56
    If you like to play chess gambits - or want to practise against gambit that you sometime face. Then come and join us at Gambit Fantast (Club 236). The current plan of gambits for the future are:

    1. Evans (open to new entrants)
    2. Belgrade
    3. Benko
    4. Sicilian Wing Gambit
    5. Blackmar Diemer Gambit
    6. Frankenstein Dracula
    7. Latvian

    If your favourite is not on this list then feel free to make suggestions.
  2. 14 Mar '11 10:21
    Latest plan of gambits:

    1. Benko (open)

    2. Sicilian Wing Gambit (open)

    3. Blackmar Diemer Gambit

    4. Frankenstein Dracula

    5. Latvian

    6. Caro-Kann Fantasy Variation
  3. 20 Mar '11 21:28
    Plan for future gambits a Gambit Fantasy Club 236:
    If there is a gambit you want, then join us and let me know:

    1. Blackmar Diemer Gambit (<1700) - two spaces left
    2. Frankenstein Dracula (open)
    3. Latvian
    4. Caro-Kann Fantasy Variation
    5. Englund Gambit (1. d4 e5 2. dxe5 Nc6 3. Nf3 Qe7 4. Qd5 f6 5. exf6 Nxf6)
    6. Bellon Gambit (1 c4 e5 2 Nc3 Nf6 3 Nf3 e4 4 Ng5 b5)
    7. Hennig-Schara (1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c5 4.cd cd)
  4. 20 Apr '11 21:28
    Future plans for gambits in gambit fantasy, if you are interested come and join us:

    1. Jaenisch/Schliemann Gambit 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 f5
    2. Sicilian Smith-Morra gambit 1. e4 c5 2. d4 cd 3. c3
    3. Bellon Gambit 1 c4 e5 2 Nc3 Nf6 3 Nf3 e4 4 Ng5 b5
    4. Vienna Gambit 1. e4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. f4 d5
    5. Halloween gambit 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Nxe5
    6. Budapest 1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 e5
    7. Cochrane Gambit 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nxf7
    8. Traxler/Wilkes-Barre 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4. Ng5 Bc5 5. Bxf7+ Ke7 6. Bd5
    9. From Gambit 1. f4 e5
    10. Siesta Variation in the Modern Steinitz 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 d6 5.c3 f5
    11. Jaenisch gambit 1. c4 b5!?
    12. Muzio Gambit of KGA 1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 g5 4.Bc4 g4 5.O-O
    13. Dutch Staunton Gambit 1. d4 f5 2. e4
    14. Blackburne’s Shilling Gambit 1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 Bc4 Nd4
    15. Amar gambit 1. Nh3 d5 2. g3 e5 3. f4 Bxh3 4. Bxh3 exf4
    16. Lolli Gambit in the 2 nights defence 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4. Ng5 d5 5. ed Nxd 6.d4
  5. 08 May '11 19:23
    Originally posted by raiox
    Future plans for gambits in gambit fantasy, if you are interested come and join us:

    1. Jaenisch/Schliemann Gambit 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 f5
    2. Sicilian Smith-Morra gambit 1. e4 c5 2. d4 cd 3. c3
    3. Bellon Gambit 1 c4 e5 2 Nc3 Nf6 3 Nf3 e4 4 Ng5 b5
    4. Vienna Gambit 1. e4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. f4 d5
    5. Halloween gambit 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Nx ...[text shortened]... 4
    16. Lolli Gambit in the 2 nights defence 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4. Ng5 d5 5. ed Nxd 6.d4
    We have reached the From Gambit in the plan .

    Lots more tournaments to come.......
  6. 17 May '11 19:04
    Current plan for Gambit Fantasy

    1. Muzio Gambit of KGA (open) 1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 g5 4.Bc4 g4 5.O-O
    2. Dutch Staunton Gambit 1. d4 f5 2. e4
    3. Blackburne’s Shilling Gambit 1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 Bc4 Nd4
    4. Amar gambit 1. Nh3 d5 2. g3 e5 3. f4 Bxh3 4. Bxh3 exf4
    5. Lolli Gambit in the 2 nights defence 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4. Ng5 d5 5. ed Nxd 6.d4
    6. Delayed sicillian wing gambit 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. b4
    7. Danish Gambit 1 e4 e5 2 d4 exd4 3 c3 dxc3 4 Bc4 cxb2 5 Bxb2
    8. Vienna `Frankenstein-Dracula' variation 1. e4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Bc4 Nxe4 4. Qh5 Nd6 5. Bb3 Nc6 6. Nb5 g6 7. Qf3 f5 8. Qd5 Qe7 9. Nxc7+ Kd8 10. Nxa8 b6
  7. 30 May '11 21:51
    :'(
  8. Subscriber AttilaTheHorn
    Erro Ergo Sum
    23 Jul '11 13:26
    I liked gambits when I was younger. However, over almost 50 years of playing chess I've concluded that all gambits are unsound, except for the Queen's Gambit which is misnamed because it really isn't a gambit. They do, however, have surprise value. Nevertheless, my philosophy is to accept all gambits because I think with accurate play they can all be beaten. I think I have a good winning percentage against gambits with this philosophy.
  9. 25 Jul '11 04:02
    Originally posted by AttilaTheHorn
    I liked gambits when I was younger. However, over almost 50 years of playing chess I've concluded that all gambits are unsound, except for the Queen's Gambit which is misnamed because it really isn't a gambit. They do, however, have surprise value. Nevertheless, my philosophy is to accept all gambits because I think with accurate play they can all be beaten. I think I have a good winning percentage against gambits with this philosophy.
    That's what I think. That all gambits can be refuted. But have to be careful against their initial threat. It is pleasurable to refute the gambit and survive with the extra pawn.
  10. Subscriber AttilaTheHorn
    Erro Ergo Sum
    25 Jul '11 12:21 / 5 edits
    Originally posted by moon1969
    That's what I think. That all gambits can be refuted. But have to be careful against their initial threat. It is pleasurable to refute the gambit and survive with the extra pawn.
    >I quite agree. The problem with playing gambits is that once the gambit is accepted, the attack must be pressed immediately, otherwise there's no point to a gambit, and that's almost always too soon because it's unsupported.
    >In defending against a gambit, one must be careful not to end up out of position in an attempt to retain the gambit pawn. You have probably given up a bit of the centre in taking the pawn and so you will have to defend accurately, but if you can do that, your position is quite sound.
    >Therefore, if the gambit pawn is returned at the right moment, you end up with the better position. Even better is retaining that pawn, but I think it's a mistake to base one's whole strategy on doing so.
    >So my way of dealing with gambits is to accept them all (with the possible exception of the QG) and think about the endgame right away. What kind of endgame will likely result from this position? If I can get there and deal with that question, I'm in good shape.
    >“The object of playing a gambit opening is to acquire a reputation of being a dashing player at the cost of losing a game.” -Siegbert Tarrasch
    >“A sacrifice is best refuted by accepting it.” -Wilhelm Steinitz
  11. 25 Jul '11 17:54
    "The delight in gambits is a sign of chess youth... In very much the same way as the young man, on reaching his manhood years, lays aside the Indian stories and stories of adventure, and turns to the psychological novel, we with maturing experience leave off gambit playing and become more interested in the less vivacious but withal more forceful maneuvers of the position player." - Emanuel Lasker

    Perhaps a recaptured feeling of youth explains part of the pleasure some players derive from gambits? Despite recognizing the fundamental unsoundness of most gambits, I enjoy playing in thematic gambit tournaments, even though I do not get particularly good results.
  12. 25 Jul '11 19:13 / 1 edit
    The gambit fantasy club is there for people to enjoy. despite their unsoundness we do have a large proportion of 2000+ players - which surprises me. For the truly unsound openings then you do find that the average grading of the entrants is lower.

    It certainly helps me get out of rut of a few openings and to become a more agressive player.

    Of course you are still welcome in our club either to refute all our openings or just to have a laugh at our youthful naive chess minds.
  13. 10 Aug '11 22:53 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by AttilaTheHorn
    >I quite agree. The problem with playing gambits is that once the gambit is accepted, the attack must be pressed immediately, otherwise there's no point to a gambit, and that's almost always too soon because it's unsupported.
    >In defending against a gambit, one must be careful not to end up out of position in an attempt to retain the gambit pawn. You me.” -Siegbert Tarrasch
    >“A sacrifice is best refuted by accepting it.” -Wilhelm Steinitz
    Agreed. My thoughts also.

    And notably the QG is not really a true gambit, as white almost always recovers the pawn.
  14. 10 Aug '11 22:55
    Originally posted by raiox
    The gambit fantasy club is there for people to enjoy. despite their unsoundness we do have a large proportion of 2000+ players - which surprises me. For the truly unsound openings then you do find that the average grading of the entrants is lower.

    It certainly helps me get out of rut of a few openings and to become a more agressive player.

    Of course you ...[text shortened]... lub either to refute all our openings or just to have a laugh at our youthful naive chess minds.
    Well-said.
  15. 27 Aug '11 21:30
    Albin counter gambit