Originally posted by alexstclaireJudging by my current record with the KG on RHP (see profile) I'd say that is the best gambit for me. However, I have a couple losses coming with it, and find that other gambits are quite good, but none of them offer the excitement of the KG.
the smith morra gambit is quite effective, it has been played by Tal, i know.
Originally posted by cmsMasterMaking a tenative statement. As far as I know GMs have trouble with the White men vs a well played Benko Gambit. There is no weakness in this opening as far as I know.
Are you asking a question, attempting to make a statement, or questioning a comment from somebody?
Originally posted by gambit3Truly solid? Yes. The only truely solid gambit? I doubt it. I score better with the KG then I do with the Benko (or any other opening for that matter), so at the mid 1500 range the KG seems more than solid. Is the Benko incredibly solid? Yes. Is there enough compensation for the pawn as far as most players are concerned? Yes.
Making a tenative statement. As far as I know GMs have trouble with the White men vs a well played Benko Gambit. There is no weakness in this opening as far as I know.