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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2007 3:19 am 
Hi all,
I loosely understand the concept of a gambit, but can someone try to explain it for me in plain english?

Also, these "openings" and stuff that are published are cool and all, but it just doesn't make sense to me. How can it work if your opponent doesn't make the right moves per the opening? I try them on my chess computer, and it doesn't work because the computer doesn't go along. thanks!!


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Alex429595 wrote:
I loosely understand the concept of a gambit, but can someone try to explain it for me in plain english?


You should read this thread if you want to know what is a 'gambit' :

http://www.chessexchange.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=364


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A "Gambit" is a move made that loses material in order to gain other advantages.


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ShadowSong wrote:
A "Gambit" is a move made that loses material in order to gain other advantages.


Someone once said that "a gambit is when you give up a pawn for the sake of getting a lost game."

I enjoy gambits because the games are almost always exciting.

Some of the gambits that I like:

Goring Gambit: 1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 d4 ed 4 c3 dc 5 Nc3

Alapin Gambit: 1 e4 e6 2 d4 d5 3 Be3 de

Ulysses Gambit: 1 e4 c6 2 d4 d5 3 Nf3 de 4 Ng5

(I don't remember the name of this one): 1 e4 d5 2 Nf3 de 3 Ng5

Halsatz(sic?) Gambit: 1 e4 c5 2 d4 cd 3 f4

For Black:

Portugese Gambit: 1 e4 d5 2 ed Nf6 3 d4 Bg4

Icelandic Gambit: 1 e4 d5 2 ed Nf6 3 c4 e6

Anti-Blackmar-Diemer Gamibt: 1 e4 d5 2 d4 c5

Falkbeer Counter-Gambit: 1 e4 e5 2 f4 d5

Except for the Falkbeer Counter-Gambit, all of the above gambits are featured in a two-book series by Eric Schiller: "A Gambit Opening Repertoire for White" and "A Gambit Opening Repertoire for Black."


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"a gambit is when you give up a pawn for the sake of getting a lost game."


– Samuel Boden -

What is the object of playing a gambit opening? To acquire a reputation of being a dashing player at the cost of losing the game. – Siegbert Tarrasch

In the laboratory, gambits all test unfavorably; but the old rule wears well, that all gambits are sound over the board. – William Napier

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Castle early and often. – Rob Sillars

Only sissies castle. – Rob Sillars



--- Reti stated that he only looked one move ahead into the game. While Alekhine stated differently.
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^people have many opinions on tactics


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