The King´s Gambit is one of the most ancient openings, its history dating back more than 500 years. It was highly popular in the 19th century, and in the 20th century it was played regularly by such famous grandmasters as Paul Keres, David Bronstein and Boris Spassky, and also on several occasions by Bobby Fischer. Even today a number of leading players keep the King's Gambit in their armoury as a surprise weapon.
The present book by Nikolai Kalinichenko, an international grandmaster in correspondence play, gives a systematic analysis of the King's Gambit using more than 300 annotated games, classic and modern, providing the reader with a sound knowledge of all the standard variations, together with their typical strategic and tactical ideas.
PART ONE. King's Gambit Declined and Counter-Gambit
Chapter 1. King's Gambit Declined. Rare Continuations.
Chapter 2. King's Gambit Declined. Classical Variation 2...Bc5.
1. Variation 3.Nf3 d6 4.Nc3.
2. Variation 3.Nf3 d6 4.c3.
Chapter 3. Falkbeer Counter-Gambit
Part TWO. King's Gambit Accepted
Chapter 4. Rare continuations
Chapter 5. Bishop´s Gambit 3.Bc4
Chapter 6. Knight´s Gambit 3.Nf3
1. 3.Ne7 Defence
2. Fischer Defence 3...d6.
3. Schallopp Defence 3...Nf6.
4. Becker Defence 3...h6.
5. 3...Nc6 Defence.
6. 3 ...Be7 Defence.
7. Modern Defence 3...d5
Chapter 7. Knight's Gambit. Classical Systems 3...g5.
1. Rare Systems.
2. Kieseritzky Gambit 4.h4 g4 5.Ne5