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The Kenilworthian: Review of “The Alterman Gambit Guide: White Gambits”

Ng5 in the Two Knight’s Defense is an interesting, sharp move that practically wins a pawn by force, but Siegbert Tarrasch called it a “duffer’s move”. Can it really be so simple for White to hang on to the pawn, or does Black have sufficient counter-play?

One of the reasons for this is because it offers some tricky transpositions, chiefly to the Max Lange Gambit – with 1 e4 e5 2 Bc4 Bc5 3 d4 Bxd4 4 Nf3 Nc6 5 Nxd4 Nxd4 6 O-O – and it’s not clear that Black can avoid getting into known lines. The Staunton Gambit has a long history having being named after Howard Staunton, who first played it against Horwitz in Nowadays, every ‘Russian Schoolboy’ knows alterjan It became a theory backwater though for many years until it was revitalized and rechristened “the Scandinavian” due to it being adopted by Denmark’s Bent Larsen, who defeated World Champion Anatoly Karpov with it.

A favorite of Gambit Guide is unquestionably the late great David Bronsteinwho was nothing short of being a true chess genius. gambi

The Alterman Gambit Guide – White Gambits by Boris Alterman, Opening chess book by Quality Chess

Now, in a new series forhe investigates two highly-respected and typical Bronstein gambits for rapid development in the Sicilian Moscow variation after 3. Black dictates the action from the earliest moment – and often it can confuse the players of the white pieces. A swashbuckler by nature, 19th-century Scottish master John Cochrane – – who is also associated with the confusing naming history of the Scotch Game – was the epitome of the early romantic era of chess, and his legacy lives on through the centuries with his daring tactical idea that survives unrefuted to this day.


As you can see from the table of contents and excerpt available online, the book practically offers a complete repertoire for White beginning with 1. Although it is almost impossible to find in the repertoire of a professional player, amateurs, correspondence players and online aficionados here at the ICC have long found the tactical labyrinth of the main lines to be highly appealing.

Sharpen your tactics and learn to play dynamic attacking chess while studying the most entertaining gambits. The Trompowsky Attack with 1 d4 Nf6 2 Bg5 – named after the Brazilian master, Octavio Trompowsky – has risen from relative obscurity to become a popular opening due to its often wild complications. The Scandinavian or Center Counter with 1 e4 d5 is one of the oldest asymmetric defenses in chess history, dating back to This particular hair-raising exchange sacrifice in the Vienna was boros it’s ghoulishly gothic title by correspondence guru Tim Harding, who wrote many articles about it during the late s.

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Over hours of amazing videos to understand positional, strategical and tactical tricks that will make your opening repertoire stronger than ever! The deferred was a favorite of the original chess thinker David Bronstein, and even Viktor Korchnoi used it to draw with Anantoly Karpov during their many world championship battles; lately, Alexei Shirov has played it.

Many believe it has Spanish origins due to the name, but it is in fact derived from the location of the Budapest tournament, held in the Siesta Sanatorium, where Jose Raul Capablanca successfully deployed it against Andreas Steiner. He was an independent thinker at the board, and our gambit guru, GM Boris Alterman has already showed in an earlier series from how his original ideas almost single-handedly re-invented the King’s Indian Defence in the s.

How many times have you wondered how to play against one of the many gambits that your opponents use to surprise you in the opening? For many years it was a big favorite at club level, but regarded as dubious at top level, as Black doesnt gain full value for the sacrificed pawn. Since then though, refinements have been found that give White an edge. The idea is to open the f-file with the pawn sacrifice and use rapid development to bring pressure on Black’s kingside quickly.


It is fun, easy to learn and virtually unavoidable since White can deploy the crafty move order 2 d4 exd4 3 Nf3 Nc6 4 c3 to avoid the Petroff Defense and the Philidor Defense.

View cart My Account. And in a tribute to Tal during his memorial event in Moscow, GM Boris Alterman gives us a timely reminder in his new two-part series of Gambit Guide of why the Tal Gambit is such an effective riposte to 2 f4 in the Sicilian.

Since then, elite stars such as Kasparov, Kramnik, Topalov, Leko, Radjabov and Shirov have all adopted this variation into their arsenal because it often leads to imbalanced positions.

There are many methods to combat the Sveshnikov, but one of the most macho involves the early sacrifice of either a knight or a bishop on b5. And despite not being in vogue, former world champion Anatoly Karpov, writing in his book The Open Game in Action, heartedly recommends the Belgrade gambit: But rather than that, Black has the sharp option of Israeli GM Boris Alterman is best known as a leading chess advisor for the multi-title winning chess software program Deep Junior, where he specialized in developing its opening book.

The idea is to open the f-file with the pawn sacrifice and use rapid development to bring pressure on Black’s kingside quickly. The Blumenfeld Gambit with 1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 e6 3 Nf3 c5 4 d5 b5!?

The Alterman Gambit Guide – Black Gambits 1 by Boris Alterman

After Capablanca adopted the Caro-Kann, it assumed a status as the solid way for Black to escape attacking efforts of e4 players. But in his latest Gambit Guide series, GM Boris Alterman believes that despite this, the Kasparov gambit it is still a good surprise weapon for Black to have in his arsenal. The seemingly passive defense went from obscurity to everyone having a closer look in the late s with Bent Larsen’s pamphlet, “Why Not the Philidor Defense? It is not only solid and reliable, but you can also catch unaware opponents out in one of the myriad of opening traps to pick up a free win!

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