Alekhine wins Englund Gambit by Greek Gift

Alexander Alekhine wins Englund Gambit by Greek Gift.
About Alexander Alekhine:
** Alexander Alekhine was the fourth World Chess Champion
** By the age of 22, Alekhine was already among the strongest chess players in the world.
** He became the fourth World Chess Champion by defeating José Raúl Capablanca.
** Alekhine is known for his fierce and imaginative attacking style, combined with great positional and endgame skill.
** He is highly regarded as a chess writer and theoretician, having produced innovations in a wide range of chess openings and having given his name to Alekhine’s Defence and several other opening variations.
** He also composed some endgame studies.
** Alekhine is the only World Chess Champion to have died while holding the title.

About Englund Gambit:
The Englund Gambit is a rarely played chess opening that starts with the moves:

1. d4 e5?!

** in Englund Gambit, Black’s idea is to avoid the traditional closed queen’s pawn games and create an open game with tactical chances, but at the cost of a pawn.
** Englund Gambit offers Black a lead in development to compensate for the pawn.
** Englund gambit can be considered an inferior relative of the Budapest Gambit and Albin Countergambit.

Black has numerous ways to continue after 1.d4 e5 2.dxe5.
Black can offer to exchange the d-pawn for White’s e-pawn with 2…d6, arguing that after White captures with exd6, …Bxd6 will offer Black a lead in development to compensate for the pawn. After the continuation 2…Nc6 3.Nf3, Black may round up the e5-pawn with 3…Qe7, intending to meet 4.Bf4 with the disruptive 4…Qb4+, and ensuring that White’s only way to maintain the extra pawn is to expose the queen with 4.Qd5, but in subsequent play the queen can prove to be awkwardly placed on e7. 3…Nge7 intending 4…Ng6 is another way to round up the e5-pawn, but requires two tempi, while Black can also offer to exchange the f-pawn with 3…f6, or 3…Bc5 intending a subsequent …f6, with similar play to the Blackmar–Diemer Gambit except that Black has one tempo less.

The gambit can be considered an inferior relative of the Budapest Gambit and Albin Countergambit, as by comparison with those gambits, White has not weakened the b4-square with c2–c4, and may be able to put that tempo to better use in order to avoid giving away any key squares.[4] Accordingly, with careful play White should be able to obtain a greater advantage against the Englund than against the Budapest and Albin, against all approaches by Black. However, since the Budapest and Albin rely upon White continuing with 2.c4, and can thus be avoided by continuations such as 2.Nf3 (when 2…e5? can be met by 3.Nxe5 in either case), it is easier for exponents of the Englund Gambit to get their opening on the board and avoid getting into a typical queen’s pawn type of game.

What is Greek Gift Sacrifice or Classical Bishop Sacrifice:
In chess, the Greek gift sacrifice, also known as the classical bishop sacrifice, is a typical sacrifice of a bishop by White playing Bxh7+ or Black playing Bxh2+ at some point after the opponent has castled kingside, with the goal generally being to attack and checkmate the opponent’s king, or to regain material.
It is important to consider the opponent’s defenses.

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One Comment

  1. Excellent, good attack, I hope I can apply this trick against a GM..😭😭😭

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