Adventures in the King’s Gambit: Part 2 – Chess Openings Explained

Jonathan Schrantz approaches the King’s Gambit in the second of three parts. Today, he focuses on the classical King’s Gambit Declined and the Falkbeer Countergambit.

Magnus Carlsen vs Wang Yue, King’s Tournament (2010): C36 King’s Gambit Accepted, Abbazia defence, modern variation
Rudolf Spielmann vs Siegbert Tarrasch, Maehrisch-Ostrau (1923): C32 King’s Gambit Declined, Falkbeer, Tarrasch variation


  1. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

  2. Yeah, We all should play this opening OTB!

  3. hey Jon, can you do a vid on the Deutz Gambit?

  4. 2 Straight days of a lecture on an antiquated opening πŸ™

  5. The Miles Defence (1. e4 e5 2. f4 Nc6 3. Nf3 f5) is another popular way of declining the gambit / confusing everybody. I guess we'll see that one in episodes 6-7?

  6. Wow, another one? I definitely feel as though you noticed I kept asking for it Jonathon… πŸ˜€

  7. [me, having connived and social engineered my way into the commentators seat at the world championship, having stole a bunch of peieces off of board 2 and stuffed them in my bulging pockets] Okay, here's my take, karjakin plays e4. Exclam! Oh no, I'm being assaulted by event security, [being dragged out] FIDE where's my GM title… find gold said i was one…!

  8. I'm a 1.e4 player and I would like a system to play vs 1.d4. I currently play the Czech Benoni but this was already covered by Ben Finegold. Thanks!

  9. why does he even teach? not even a gm. can't u guys have some one else teach? terrible

  10. Yes.. We want more King's Gambit!!! Please do at least 5 lectures on it! I also like to suggest more Sicilian Najdorf variations such as the Poisoned Pawn variation, Polugaevsky variation and early Bc4 anti Sicilian Lines in Black's point of view! Thanks for all the great content!!

  11. Can you please "never stop doing the King's Gambit"? It's a great opening for aspiring players and has a very rich history.

    I have an opponent who keeps using it against me, and although I'm around 400 points stronger than him (I'm around 1900 USCF), he has got plenty of better/winning positions. He usually prefers options with an early d4.

  12. Anyone else notice how much mannerisms / phrases / emphasis Schrantz has mimmicked from Finegold? Or is it the other way around!? πŸ˜€

  13. falbeer counter gambit come on the opening probably scores worse for black than the accepted gambit.

  14. I watched lots of your video, really liked it. Where the hell you record them, that it's so scary outside that door ? πŸ˜‰

  15. Framing everything in the way that its a surprise may seem like it increases the "magic" of the position, but it does not do any good for people starting out chess who should be more interested in the process of understanding, not the amazement of the deus ex best move
    tl:dr dont learn sequences of moves because they are the best, learn chess

  16. Does somebody know the name of the chess software that he was using in this video?

  17. i like your video and could you answer what happen if white offered kings gambit but black plays sisilian pon

  18. Actually if the Nc6 in Magnus Game for white. Rx Re8+ with Advantage.

  19. can anyone give info on black knight to F6 after gambit?

  20. at 37:27 why not take at C2? What is white's next move if Bishop takes C2?

  21. Hello, at minute 29:21 why can't black take the pawn with the rock? … Rxd6

  22. Can someone recommend me the safest king gambit accepted for the white to play ?

    I have been having lot of trouble with it.

  23. In 27:48 you can play Nc6 because you dont lose Queen because of Re8#

  24. "The door is open, it's scary out there."
    "No, it isn't, I just came from there."

  25. 6.30mins move the dark square and the greek gift is on offer?

  26. "Relax, I just came from there, it's not scary at all." πŸ™‚

  27. One common thing in all hia videos "can you close the door". "who opened that door" "who opened all the doors" πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚.

    Btw i enjoyed his analysis

  28. This videos are really helpful! Thank you

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