Need sure points? King’s Gambit Accepted Edition

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A true student of the game would definitely explore the shark infested waters of the King’s gambit. Beside being one of the oldest openings, it could also help you sharpen your eye for tactics on both sides of the board. If you feel that such a choice is too extreme, please remember that a handful of grandmasters (Nakamura, Short, Fedorov) are still using it from time to time to surprise their opponents in the top OTB competitions.

One sample game you should be aware of if you want to give this opening a try is the following. There are a couple of moments in the game where you could look into different attacking ideas. That should be exciting to analyze.

The above line could be played in any situation. However the one below could be tried to surprise black in case you know he is prepared to face the King’s gambit. It is far less popular and could force Black to come up with the best moves while the clock ticking. The only question is: do you have the nerve to play it?

Eugen Demian

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Valer Eugen Demian

Author: Valer Eugen Demian

The player – my first serious chess tournament was back in 1974, a little bit late for today’s standards. Over the years I have had the opportunity to play all forms of chess from OTB to postal, email and server chess. The journey as a player brought me a lot of experience and a few titles along the way: FIDE CM (2012), ICCF IM (2001) and one ICCF SIM norm (2004). The instructor – my career as a chess teacher and coach started in 1994 and continues strong. I have been awarded the FIDE Instructor title (2007) for my work and have been blessed with great students reaching the highest levels (CYCC, NAYCCC, Pan-Am, WYCC). I am very proud of them! See my website for more information. I have developed my own chess curriculum on 6 levels based on my overall chess knowledge and hands-on experience. A glimpse of it can be seen in my first chess app:
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