Monday, April 14, 2008

The Budapest Gambit

This is the third of the "minor gambits" Black plays vs. White's Queen Pawn opening, the others being the Albin and the Englund. I don't know what the sharpest line for White is, but I play a safe line which doesn't allow Black any tricks. Here is an example of a game just played, vs. never-play.
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e5 3. dxe5 Ng4 4. Nf3 Nc6 5. e3 Bc5 6. Be2 O-O 7. Nbd2 Ngxe5 8. Nxe5 Nxe5 9. Nf3 Nc6 10. a3 d6 11. b4 Bb6 12. O-O a5 13. b5 Ne7 14. Bb2 Be6 15. Nd4 Bd7 16. Qd2 Rc8 17. Rfd1 f6 18. Rac1 Nf5 19. Bf3 Nxd4 20. Bxd4 Bxd4 21. Qxd4 c5 22. Qxd6 Bf5 23. Bxb7 Rb8 24. Bc6 Kh8 25. Qxd8 Rbxd8 26. a4 Bc2 27. Re1 Bxa4 28. Ra1 Bb3 29. Rxa5 Bxc4 30. b6 h5 31. b7 Rb8 32. Rc1 Ba6 33. Rb1 Bxb7 34. Rxb7 Rxb7 35. Bxb7 Rb8 36. Be4 Rb4 37. Ra8+ {Black resigns} 1-0

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