More King’s Gambit

I don’t seem to be able to get this opening off my mind, probably because I’ve been going through lots of King’s Gambits with my son (from DuMont’s 200 Miniature Games). This is actually an opening I played in my youth having been influenced by the games of David Bronstein, Boris Spassky and others.

Hikaru Nakamura used this opening in his last round game against Michael Adams but had less than nothing after 6.0-0 Be6 7.Bb3 c5. But surely 6.Bxd5 is the right way to go in this line…


Author: NigelD

Nigel Davies is an International Chess Grandmaster living in St. Helens in the UK. The winner of 15 international tournaments he is also a former British U21 and British Open Quickplay Champion and has represented both England and Wales on several occasions. These days Nigel teaches chess through his chess training web site, Tiger Chess, which has articles, recommendations, a monthly clinic, videos and courses. His students include his 15 year old son Sam who is making rapid progress with his game. Nigel has written a number of chess books that are available at Amazon: