Originally posted by RBHILLWhen I had only played a short time I had a friend who loved to play TKG, I accepted, declined, counter gambit, then I started playing the Sicilian and totally abandoned 1...e5. It surprises many that I won't play the black side of a KG, once burned twice shy. And believe me the guy burned me many times. There are other good defences too such as the French. Any more though I probably would play TKG in a fun game just for the learning experience.
Yeah that's why only do C5 against E4 from now on. Don't get me wrong it gets so mundane though.
Originally posted by RBHILLBlack has adequate resources against the KG. Try something different to what you tried before; study and learn. Nothing great was ever achieved by avoidance.
Would it be fair to delete a game if my opponent plays King gambit against my e5 pawn? I haven't yet.
Originally posted by greenpawn34Nope, not really. But I'm sure on this site there's probably five dozen King pawn games going right now anyways. Just like all other chess openings on the site. So maybe we shouldn't even talk about any types of openings on this site just finished games I guess.
The King's Gambit is a mugs opening.
When was the last time you saw one being played in a Wordl Champion match?
Having said that - are we not discussing and offering advice about a game in progress.