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  1. 08 Dec '13 02:02
    i recently started looking at openings. i have played the KG a few times & i must say i absolutely love it. if the gambit is taken it makes it easy to attack blacks f7 square. You must try it. also like the queen's gambit but not often is the gambit taken
    KG -White e4 e5. Black f4
  2. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    08 Dec '13 04:15
    Originally posted by tim88
    i recently started looking at openings. i have played the KG a few times & i must say i absolutely love it. if the gambit is taken it makes it easy to attack blacks f7 square. You must try it. also like the queen's gambit but not often is the gambit taken
    KG -White e4 e5. Black f4
    Thanks for the analysis.
    Seriously though it is a very dangerous weapon - good reason I don't reply
    1 ... e5 as black.
  3. Subscriber moonbus
    Uber-Nerd
    08 Dec '13 09:47
    You might like to follow some of Spassky's exploits; he had a number of successes with the KG, including a win over Karpov in 1982. Below: Spassky is White, Seirawan Black:


  4. Standard member vivify
    rain
    08 Dec '13 13:32
    I admit, I don't understand the KG. It just seems like I'm weakening my king's side for not much attaching benefits. Maybe I just haven't seen the right tutorial on the KG.
  5. 08 Dec '13 16:20
    I certainly don't pretend to be an expert at it, but I've had a number of very enjoyable games playing the King's Gambit. This is probably my favorite.
  6. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    08 Dec '13 21:55
    Originally posted by afordyce
    I certainly don't pretend to be an expert at it, but I've had a number of very enjoyable games playing the King's Gambit. This is probably my favorite.
    [pgn]
    [Event "Mini Duel II"]
    [Site "http://www.redhotpawn.com"]
    [Date "2013.09.23"]
    [EndDate "2013.10.03"]
    [Round "1"]
    [White "afordyce"]
    [Black "junnujannu"]
    [WhiteRating "1735"]
    [BlackRating "167 ...[text shortened]... xe2 Rh8e8 20. Re2xh2 Nc6xd4 21. Nh4xg6 hxg6 22. Rh2h7 Kf7xf6 23. Qg3g5 Kf6e6 24. Qg5e5 1-0[/pgn]
    Nice game! I see on your profile you are learning pipes. Irish pipes or highland?
  7. 08 Dec '13 23:39
    Great highland bagpipes!
  8. Standard member byedidia
    Mister Why
    08 Dec '13 23:41
    Originally posted by afordyce
    I certainly don't pretend to be an expert at it, but I've had a number of very enjoyable games playing the King's Gambit. This is probably my favorite.
    [pgn]
    [Event "Mini Duel II"]
    [Site "http://www.redhotpawn.com"]
    [Date "2013.09.23"]
    [EndDate "2013.10.03"]
    [Round "1"]
    [White "afordyce"]
    [Black "junnujannu"]
    [WhiteRating "1735"]
    [BlackRating "167 ...[text shortened]... xe2 Rh8e8 20. Re2xh2 Nc6xd4 21. Nh4xg6 hxg6 22. Rh2h7 Kf7xf6 23. Qg3g5 Kf6e6 24. Qg5e5 1-0[/pgn]
    Great game. This sort of game is the reason I love the king's gambit. Win or lose, it's the most fun you can have over a chessboard.
  9. Standard member gambit05
    Mad Murdock
    09 Dec '13 13:35