King’s Gambit: Chess Opening for White to WIN!

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The King’s Gambit was considered one of the most sharpest and dangerous chess openings about 100-200 years ago. Nowadays, it’s kind of forgotten, and we think that it really deserves to be brought back.

Yes, maybe you should not play it when you play a really strong opponent like Magnus Carlsen. But it works like crazy against club-level opponents! Additionally, most chess players are not very familiar with this opening. Even if they are familiar, there’s a sideline that you can use to surprise your opponents.

You can play 1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Bc4 – in this case, you will get your opponents out of their opening knowledge and get a powerful resulting position. Watch the following video lesson where GM Igor Smirnov has explained the overall idea of this opening for White, and you can use it to win your opponents.

► Chapters

00:00 Intro to the King’s Gambit
00:45 Surprise weapon against your opponents
00:58 General idea of King’s Gambit
01:42 Anand surprised
03:05 An idea to remember for White
04:28 Can you find the winning move?
08:10 How to earn money with chess?
09:48 2nd line – 3…Qh4+
11:21 Why shouldn’t you worry about your king?

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  1. What if Blacks Knight move to H5 defending the pawn instead of G4 advance?

  2. Nxf2+ and Black loses the Queen so that White wins easily. Is it right?

  3. Very great explanations, love this channel

  4. Hello I don't have any website but I'm so interested to join and be part of it..I'm a chess lover and I love teaching young ones for free.. I want them to learn and see the beauty of playing chess

  5. This gambit is so hard you can easily make a blunder

  6. @4:35, White would play Nxf7 check. As the king has no safe square, black has to play Bxf7 or Rxf7, after which Qxc7 takes the black queen!

  7. If it's risky for king side castle then can we go long castle..?

  8. But this opening sucks. Here's my game against computer level 8 (2900 ELO) on lichess:
    1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.d4 Qh4+ 4.Ke2 Qe7 5.Qd3 Nf6 6.Kf3 d5 7.exd5 Bg4+ 8.Kxf4 g5+ 9.Kxg5 h5 10.Kf4 Nxd5+ 11.Kg3 Qe1#. Result is 0-1.
    I've done that purposely in order to show that King's Gambit is worthless.

  9. Bro Knight to h7 rook takes and white can take the queen

  10. Knight takes pawn checking the King and creating a discover3d attack on the Queen

  11. My favorite YouTube chess channel, thank you Igor, you're the best!

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