Meeting the Gambits, Vol. 1: Gambits after 1.e4 - Chess Opening Software on DVD
Meeting the Gambits, Vol. 1: Gambits after 1.e4
by Andrew Martin
Despite the advances in computing power, gambit play is still very common, especially among young players, club players and those improving their game. It is wise to learn how to defend against these dangerous ideas - you do not want to be wiped out in the opening! On Meeting the Gambits, FIDE Senior Trainer Andrew Martin provides you with an excellent selection of repertoire choices and teaches you the right approach to take against gambit players. Do not let them have their way! You may see this as a course in defensive and counterattacking technique. The gambits covered in this volume are:
Evans Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.b4)
King’s Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.f4)
Scotch Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Bc4)
Danish Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.d4 exd4 3.c3)
Göring Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.c3)
Morra Gambit (1.e4 c5 2.d4)
Wing Gambit (1.e4 c5 2.b4)
Milner-Barry Gambit (1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 c5 4.c3 Nc6 5.Nf3 Qb6 6.Bd3 cxd4 7.cxd4 Bd7 8.Nc3 Nxd4 9.Nxd4 Qxd4)
Blackmar-Diemer Gambit (1.e4 d5 2.d4 dxe4 3.Nc3 followed by 4.f3 vs Caro-Kann, Scandinavian and French)
In other words, all the main line gambits after 1.e4 that are commonly featured in practical play. Gambits must be given full respect, but not feared. If you learn from and employ the suggestions presented here, you will win more games.
• Video running time: 3 h 55 min (English)
• With interactive training including video feedback
• Extra: 50 instructive games
• Including CB 12 Reader
Andrew Martin is an English chess player with the title of International Master. He has won various national and international tournaments and was a commentator on the chess world championship between Kasparov and Kramnik in 2000. He is known as a professional chess teacher and head trainer of the English youth team. He is a chess columnist, an author of chess books and the author of various instructional videos. He was the publisher of the series Trends Publications. Andrew Martin has recorded extensively for ChessBase since 2004.
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