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Index Gambit

A gambit (from ancient Italian gambetto, meaning "to trip") is a chess opening in which a player, more often White, sacrifices, usually a pawn, with the hope of achieving a resulting advantageous position. [1]

32 relations: Albin Countergambit, Benko Gambit, Bird's Opening, Blackmar–Diemer Gambit, Budapest Gambit, Chess opening, Compensation (chess), Elephant Gambit, Englund Gambit, Eric Schiller, Evans Gambit, French Defence, Halloween Gambit, Italian Gambit, Italian Game, Blackburne Shilling Gambit, Italian Game, Rousseau Gambit, King's Gambit, Latvian Gambit, Mikhail Botvinnik, Mikhail Tal, Pawn (chess), Pawn structure, Queen's Gambit, Ruy López de Segura, Sacrifice (chess), Scotch Game, Sicilian Defence, Smith–Morra Gambit, Staunton Gambit, Tempo (chess), Two Knights Defense, Two Knights Defense, Fried Liver Attack, White and Black in chess.

Albin Countergambit

The Albin Countergambit is a chess opening that begins with the moves: and the usual continuation is: The opening is an uncommon defense to the Queen's Gambit.

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Benko Gambit

The Benko Gambit (or Volga Gambit) is a chess opening characterised by the move 3...b5 in the Benoni Defence arising after: The Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings has three codes for the Benko Gambit.

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Bird's Opening

Bird's Opening (or the Dutch Attack) is a chess opening characterised by the move: Bird's is a standard flank opening.

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Blackmar–Diemer Gambit

The Blackmar–Diemer Gambit (or BDG) is a chess opening characterized by the moves: where White intends to follow up with f2–f3, usually on the fourth move.

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Budapest Gambit

The Budapest Gambit (or Budapest Defence) is a chess opening that begins with the moves: Despite an early debut in 1896, the Budapest Gambit received attention from leading players only after a win as Black by Grandmaster Milan Vidmar over Akiba Rubinstein in 1918.

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Chess opening

A chess opening or simply an opening refers to the initial moves of a chess game.

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Compensation (chess)

In chess, compensation is the typically short-term positional advantages a player has in exchange for typically material disadvantage.

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Elephant Gambit

The Elephant Gambit (also called the Queen's Pawn Counter Gambit or Englund Counterattack) is a rarely played chess opening beginning with the moves: Although the Elephant Gambit is considered unsound, it has been used frequently by the Barbadian master Philip Corbin.

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Englund Gambit

The Englund Gambit is a rarely played chess opening that starts with the moves: Black's idea is to avoid the traditional closed queen's pawn games and create an open game with tactical chances, but at the cost of a pawn.

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Eric Schiller

Eric Schiller (born March 20, 1955 in New York City) is an American chess player, trainer, arbiter and one of the most prolific authors of books on chess in the 20th century.

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Evans Gambit

The Evans Gambit is a chess opening characterised by the moves: The Evans Gambit is an aggressive line of the Giuoco Piano, which normally continues with the positional moves 4.c3 or 4.d3.

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French Defence

The French Defence is a chess opening characterised by the moves: This is most commonly followed by 2.d4 d5, with Black intending...c5 at a later stage, attacking White's and gaining on the.

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Halloween Gambit

The Halloween Gambit (also known as the Müller–Schulze Gambit or Leipzig Gambit) is an aggressive chess opening gambit in which White sacrifices a knight early on for a single pawn.

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Italian Gambit

The Italian Gambit is a chess opening that begins with the moves: It is often played as an alternative to the quiet and closed lines of the Giuoco Piano or Giuoco Pianissimo openings.

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Italian Game, Blackburne Shilling Gambit

The Blackburne Shilling Gambit is the name facetiously given to a dubious chess opening, derived from an offshoot of the Italian Game, that begins: It is also sometimes referred to as the Kostić Gambit after the Serbian grandmaster Borislav Kostić, who played it in the early 20th century.

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Italian Game, Rousseau Gambit

The Rousseau Gambit (or Ponziani Countergambit) is a chess opening that begins with the moves: The gambit is named after French chess master Eugène Rousseau.

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King's Gambit

The King's Gambit is a chess opening that begins with the moves: White offers a pawn to divert the black e-pawn.

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Latvian Gambit

The Latvian Gambit (or Greco Countergambit) is a chess opening characterised by the moves: It is one of the oldest chess openings, having been analysed in the 17th century by Gioachino Greco, after whom it is sometimes named.

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Mikhail Botvinnik

Mikhail Moiseyevich Botvinnik (Михаи́л Моисе́евич Ботви́нник,; – May 5, 1995) was a Soviet and Russian International Grandmaster and World Chess Champion for most of 1948 to 1963.

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Mikhail Tal

Mikhail Nekhemyevich Tal (Mihails Tāls; Михаил Нехемьевич Таль, Mikhail Nekhem'evich Tal,; sometimes transliterated Mihails Tals or Mihail Tal; 9 November 1936 – 28 June 1992) was a Soviet Latvian chess Grandmaster and the eighth World Chess Champion (from 1960 to 1961).

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Pawn (chess)

The pawn (♙,♟) is the most numerous piece in the game of chess, and in most circumstances, also the weakest.

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Pawn structure

In chess, the pawn structure (sometimes known as the pawn skeleton) is the configuration of pawns on the chessboard.

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Queen's Gambit

The Queen's Gambit is a chess opening that starts with the moves: The Queen's Gambit is one of the oldest known chess openings.

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Ruy López de Segura

Rodrigo (Ruy) López de Segura (c. 1530 – c. 1580) was a Spanish priest and later bishop in Segura whose 1561 book Libro de la invención liberal y arte del juego del Axedrez was one of the first definitive books about modern chess in Europe, preceded only by Pedro Damiano's 1512 book, Luis Ramírez de Lucena's 1497 book (the oldest surviving printed book on chess), and the Göttingen manuscript (authorship and exact date of the manuscript are unknown).

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Sacrifice (chess)

In chess, a sacrifice is a move giving up a piece with the objective of gaining tactical or positional compensation in other forms.

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Scotch Game

The Scotch Game, or Scotch Opening, is a chess opening that begins with the moves: Ercole del Rio, in his 1750 treatise Sopra il giuoco degli Scacchi, Osservazioni pratiche d’anonimo Autore Modenese ("On the game of Chess, practical Observations by an anonymous Modenese Author"), was the first author to mention what is now called the Scotch Game.

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Sicilian Defence, Smith–Morra Gambit

In chess, the Smith–Morra Gambit (or simply Morra Gambit) is an opening gambit against the Sicilian Defence distinguished by the moves: White sacrifices a pawn to quickly and create attacking chances.

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Staunton Gambit

The Staunton Gambit is a chess opening characterised by the moves: White sacrifices a pawn for quick development, hoping to launch an attack against Black's, which has been somewhat weakened by 1...f5.

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Tempo (chess)

In chess and other chess-like games, tempo is a "turn" or single move.

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Two Knights Defense

The Two Knights Defense is a chess opening that begins with the moves: First recorded by Polerio (c. 1550 – c. 1610) in the late 16th century, this line of the Italian Game was extensively developed in the 19th century.

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Two Knights Defense, Fried Liver Attack

The Fried Liver Attack, also called the Fegatello Attack (named after an Italian idiom meaning "dead as a piece of liver"), is a chess opening.

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White and Black in chess

In chess, the player who moves first is referred to as "White" and the player who moves second is referred to as "Black".

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gambit

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