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King's Gambit

The King's Gambit is one of the most aggressive opening on white's menu. In the romantic era of chess the King's Gambit was often to been seen. In the late 20th century the opening got a little bit out of fashion, but lately it is popular again. By playing 1. e4 e5 2. f4 white offers black a pawn in exchange for quick development and pressure on the f7-square. Usually it leads to sharp play and tactical opportunities for both sides. The King's Gambit is a great opening for beginning chess players due to its relative simple ideas and straight forward play. More advanced players can also use the opening, as a surprise weapon or steady in their repertoire. Black has several defends to his display, so the opening contains quit a lot of theory. Black can hold on to the pawn, follow the normal rules of development or decline the pawn and offer a countergambit. Boris Spassky, Nigel Short, Garry Kasparov, Bobby Fischer and Viktor Kortchnoi are among the players who played the King's Gambit with great success.



Kings Gambit Playbook: 200 Opening Chess Positions For White (chess Opening Playbook) - Sawyer, Tim
2017 Independently Kings Gambit Playbook: 200 Opening Chess Positions For White (chess Opening Playbook)-Sawyer, Tim

This book shows 200 diagrams that together offer a almost complete picture of the positions reached after 1. e4 e5 2. f4 exf4 3. Kf3. Tim Sawyer chooses lines that are easy to remember over lines that maybe objectively better, but very complicated. Kings Gambit Playbook offers a practical, playful guide to learn this beautiful, romantic opening to players who are relatively new to the game. This book shows that the best way to learn openings is to learn the basic ideas and patterns.
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The Fascinating King's Gambit: A Repertoire For The 21st Century - Johansson, Thomas
2005 Trafford Publishing The Fascinating King's Gambit: A Repertoire For The 21st Century-Johansson, Thomas

This book mainly focuses on the so called Bishop's Gambit (1. e4 e5 2. f4 exf4 3. Bc4). Although 3. Nf3 is more often to be seen, the early departure of the bishop can be considered the most principled and sharp line in the King's Gambit. In The Fascinating King's Gambit Thomas Johansson goes in great depth, searching for options for white to all black answers. He proves the Bishop's Gambit is a great weapon.
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Opening Tactics - The King's Gambit: Volume 1 - Duke, Michael
2018 Opening Tactics - The King's Gambit: Volume 1-Duke, Michael

In many openings, tactics play a big part, and that certainly is the case with the King's Gambit. White gives a pawn on move two and usually has only attacking ideas on his mind, that usually has a lot to do with the vulnerable square f7. Later on, white might even sacrifice a piece or two just with one goal: go all in and deliver mate on the first possible occasion.
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King's Gambit: Tactical Puzzles From Miniatures - Harvey, Bill
2016 Independent King's Gambit: Tactical Puzzles From Miniatures-Harvey, Bill

If there's one opening that often results in tactical miniatures, it must be the King's Gambit. In King's Gambit: Tactical Puzzles from Miniatures Bill Harvey collected nearly 400 puzzles taken from the first 20 moves of King's Gambit-games. These are puzzles that show you how rich this opening is and helps you execute sharp positions that often are reached by playing this romantic opening. Pawn sacrifices, piece sacrifices and pressure on the f7-square are some of the themes that are symptomatic for the King's Gambit.
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The King's Gambit - John Shaw
2013 Quality Chess The King's Gambit-John Shaw

Centuries ago many games started out with the King's Gambit. In modern history it became somewhat out of fashion, because it was thought that black could equalise easily. John Shaw proves this isn't the case at all, and it's fair to say the romantic opening is back with a vengeance. Shaw proves the sharp lines are very relevant in this computer era and black has to know what he's doing and be very precise to equalise, still leaving dynamic options left for both sides.
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600 King's Gambit Miniatures (bill Wall's Miniature Series) - Wall, Bill, Wall, Gerald Lee
2020 Independently 600 King's Gambit Miniatures (bill Wall's Miniature Series)-Wall, Bill Wall, Gerald Lee

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How To Win With King's Gambit - Kleider, Hans
2019 Independently How To Win With King's Gambit-Kleider, Hans

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Chess: The End Of The King´s Gambit?: A Guide For Beginners And Intermediate Players - Salgado López, Iván, Petrova Salgado, Irina
2017 Chess: The End Of The King´s Gambit?: A Guide For Beginners And Intermediate Players-Salgado López, Iván Petrova Salgado, Irina

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King's Gambit: Famous And Selected King's Gambit Chess Games From Greco To 2017 (chess Openings) - Phalak, Chaturang
2017 Independently King's Gambit: Famous And Selected King's Gambit Chess Games From Greco To 2017 (chess Openings)-Phalak, Chaturang

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King's Gambit Accepted: The Breyer Gambit: 1. E4 E5 2. F4 Exf4 3. Qf3 - Lonsdale, David Robert
2017 Independently King's Gambit Accepted: The Breyer Gambit: 1. E4 E5 2. F4 Exf4 3. Qf3-Lonsdale, David Robert

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King's Gambit Declined: Adelaide Counter Gambit: 1. E4 E5 2. F4 Nc6 3. Nf3 F5 - Lonsdale, David Robert
2017 Independently King's Gambit Declined: Adelaide Counter Gambit: 1. E4 E5 2. F4 Nc6 3. Nf3 F5-Lonsdale, David Robert

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King's Gambit Declined: Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 3. Exd5 Variation: 1. E4 E5 2. F4 D5 3. Exd5 - Lonsdale, David Robert
2017 Independently King's Gambit Declined: Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 3. Exd5 Variation: 1. E4 E5 2. F4 D5 3. Exd5-Lonsdale, David Robert

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King's Gambit Declined: Norwalde Variation: 1. E4 E5 2. F4 Qf6 - Lonsdale, David Robert
2016 Independently King's Gambit Declined: Norwalde Variation: 1. E4 E5 2. F4 Qf6-Lonsdale, David Robert

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Who's Afraid Of The King's Gambit, Third Edition - Schiller, Fm Eric
2012 Ishi Press Who's Afraid Of The King's Gambit, Third Edition-Schiller, Fm Eric

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The King's Gambit: A Modern View Of A Swashbuckling Opening - Mcdonald, Neil
2003 Batsford The King's Gambit: A Modern View Of A Swashbuckling Opening-Mcdonald, Neil

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Winning With The King's Gambit (batsford Chess Library) - Gallagher, Joe
1993 Henry Holt & Co Winning With The King's Gambit (batsford Chess Library)-Gallagher, Joe

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King's Gambit (the Macmillan Chess Library) (english And Russian Edition) - Korchnoi, Viktor, Zak, Vladmir G., Berry, Steve
1986 Collier Books King's Gambit (the Macmillan Chess Library) (english And Russian Edition)-Korchnoi, Viktor Zak, Vladmir G. Berry, Steve

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The King's Gambit (contemporary Chess Openings) - Korchnoi, Viktor; Zak, Vladimir
0000 Chess Digest The King's Gambit (contemporary Chess Openings)-Korchnoi, Viktor; Zak, Vladimir

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Winning With The King's Gambit (volume 1 - Accepted) - Andrew Soltis
0000 Chess Digest, Inc. Winning With The King's Gambit (volume 1 - Accepted)-Andrew Soltis

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