Adventures in the King’s Gambit: Part 1 – Chess Openings Explained

Jonathan Schrantz looks at a dubious opening, the King’s Gambit. After the King Pawns advance, white plays f4. In Part 1, we look at a few entertaining games where white wins. After watching, you may want to play the King’s Gambit.

Gioachino Greco vs NN, Italy? (1620): C37 King’s Gambit Accepted, Lolli gambit (wild Muzio gambit)
Gioachino Greco vs NN, Miscellaneous Game (1620): C37 King’s Gambit Accepted, Salvio gambit, Anderssen counter-attack
Alexey Shirov vs J Lapinski, Daugavpils (1990): C37 King’s Gambit Accepted, double Muzio gambit
Paul Morphy vs Eugene Rousseau, New Orleans (1849): C39 King’s Gambit Accepted, Allgaier gambit


  1. can you shut that dubious door😅😅 it dubiously scary. Thanks for this dubiously interesting video

  2. Another guy who loves to hear himself talk.

  3. Another guy who loves to hear himself talk.

  4. 35:32 lol :-)) Same as in Go, where tengen is always wrong 🙂

  5. 35:32 lol :-)) Same as in Go, where tengen is always wrong 🙂

  6. Love this series. I think we need three more lectures on the KG.

  7. I love the way you explained this opening & using an example on an actual games from top players/Grandmaster’s. It is easy to understand & i like that this very interactive as well, by asking, “ok pause the clock” lol. And you said, pause the video & what would you do in this position? Loving this already, and this is just the part 1. Thank you for sharing your knowledge & it is FREE on YouTube 😅

  8. Stop yapping and complaining and start explaining.

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