Despite the advances in computing power, chess 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.
The chess 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 hours 55 minutes (English)
- With interactive training including video feedback
- Extra: 50 instructive games
- Including CB 12 Reader
About the Author:
Andrew David Martin (born 18th May 1957 in West Ham, London) is an English chess player with the title of international master.
Martin has won various national and international tournaments. He has been playing for years in the Four Nations Chess League, at present (July 2009) for Wood Green Hilsmark Kingfisher, previously for the Camberley Chess Club. Martin received his title as international master in1984.
He earned his first grandmaster norm in the British Championship of 1997 in Brighton. Martin was a commentator on the chess world championship between Kasparov and Kramnik in 2000.
Andrew Martin is a chess columnist, an author of chess books and the author of various instructional videos. He was the publisher of the series Trends Publications.
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.