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  1. 10 Apr '15 17:55
    Recently when I categorised my played games based on openings, I've realised that I've scored 12/12 as White when I played the King's gambit. Whether it was accepted or not. I must admit though that most of the opponents were rated somewhere between 1300 and 1500. Against stronger players I don't always feel confident enough to play gambits. And not all of the games were won with the opening.

    The King's gambit suits me really well I feel, being more a player with strength in open and tactical games. I struggle with closed games.

    Here are some good bits. The scheme is often the same: develop while pressuring the pawn on f4, then throw everything at the (castled) black king.





    And here's a funny example how I rely on blunders or rather on opponents missing my blunders



    So, are there any other fans of the KG? Or what do the KG crushers play? Hold on to the pawn or give it back? I'm curious to know you're expierences.
  2. Subscriber lemondrop
    sizzle
    10 Apr '15 19:12
    "The King's Gambit is busted. It loses by force." Bobby Fischer, 1961.

    It is my favorite opening and at my level I've had some success playing white and will accept the gambit and try to hold the pawn as black
  3. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    10 Apr '15 22:26 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Fanakick
    Here are some good bits. The scheme is often the same: develop while pressuring the pawn on f4, then throw everything at the (castled) black king.


    Thanks for posting those games.
    The effort is appreciated!

    In the third game did you consider 9. gxf3

    Something like ...

  4. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    11 Apr '15 04:01 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    Thanks for posting those games.
    The effort is appreciated!

    In the third game did you consider 9. gxf3

    Something like ...

    [pgn] 1. e4 e5 2. f4 Nb8c6 3. Ng1f3 d6 4. Bf1c4 Ng8f6 5. d3 Bc8g4 6. Nb1c3 Bf8e7 7. f5 O-O 8. h3 Bg4xf3 9. gxf3 Nc6d4 10. Nc3e2 c5 11. Nc3xd4 c5xd4 12. f4 a6 13. f4xe5 d6xe5 14. Rh1g1 Kh8 [/pgn]
  5. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    12 Apr '15 00:23
    Originally posted by Paul Leggett
    [pgn]1. e4 e5 2. f4 Nc6 3. Nf3 d6 4. Bc4 Nf6 5. d3 Bg4 6. Nc3 Be7 7. f5 O-O
    8. h3 Bxf3 9. gxf3 Nd4 10. Ne2 c5 11. f4 a6 12. fxe5 dxe5 13. Rg1 Kh8[/pgn]
    That is drivel I posted.
    Of course White must play 10. Nb5
  6. 17 Apr '15 20:07
    Originally posted by wolfgang59

    In the third game did you consider 9. gxf3
    Probably not, as I was eager to get my queen out I guess