Despite the advances in computing power, gambit play is still very common, especially among young players, club players and improvers, and 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 Vol. 1; Gambits after 1.e4, FIDE Senior Trainer Andrew Martin provides you with an excellent selection of repertoire choices and teaches you the right approach to take against gambiteers. Do not let them have their way! You may see this as a course in defensive and counterattacking technique.
Minimum: Dual Core, 2 GB RAM, Windows 7 or 8.1, DirectX11, graphics card with 256 MB RAM, DVD-ROM drive, Windows Media Player 9, ChessBase 14/Fritz 16 or included Reader and internet access for program activation. Recommended: PC Intel i5 (Quadcore), 4 GB RAM, Windows 10, DirectX11, graphics card with 512 MB RAM or more, 100% DirectX10-compatible sound card, Windows Media Player 11, DVD-ROM drive and internet access for program activation.
After 1.e4 e5 we have the so-called Open Games. Previously this move order was almost obligatory and this is how some of the most famous games in the history of chess began, such as the Immortal and the Evergreen games. Nowadays beginners learn first of all to play the open games, and it is only in this group of openings that we can come across Scholar’s Mate (2.Qh5 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Qxf7 mate). But at the same time 1...e5 is considered to be the most solid continuation of them all and so dominates top level chess.=> More products: Open Games
The gambits covered on this DVD 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 commonly feature 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