The Jaenisch (or Schliemann) Gambit – 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 f5 – is a relatively underestimated reply to the hugely popular Ruy Lopez.
In his first video series for chess24, Dutch Grandmaster Roeland Pruijssers, one of the world’s leading experts, shows you what the opening is all about.
He gives a full overview and sometimes gives viewers a choice of what to play, so you can choose lines that match your own style of play.
- 4.exf5, 4.Bxc6, 4.0-0?! | Unsophisticated responses
- 4.Nc3 fxe4 5.Nxe4 Nf6 | Ideas with Ng3
- 4.Nc3 fxe4 5.Nxe4 Nf6 6.Qe2 | Part 1: 10.Bxc6
- 4.Nc3 fxe4 5.Nxe4 Nf6 6.Qe2 | Part 2: 10.e6
- 4.Nc3 fxe4 5.Nxe4 Nf6 6.Nxf6 | Part 1: 9.d4!?
- 4.Nc3 fxe4 5.Nxe4 Nf6 6.Nxf6 | Part 2: main line
- 4.d3 fxe4 5.dxe4 Nf6 | Other 6th moves
- 4.d3 fxe4 5.dxe4 Nf6 6.0-0 Bc5 | Other 7th moves
- 4.d3 and 7.Qd3 Nd4 | Part 1: the new 8.Nxe5!?
- 4.d3 and 7.Qd3 Nd4 | Part 2: main line with 8.Nxd4 and 9.Nd2
- 4.d3 and 7.Qd3 Nd4 | Part 3: 8.Nxd4 9.Bc4!? and 9.c3
- 4.d3 and 7.Bxc6 | Part 1: offbeat moves and 9.Bg5
- 4.d3 and 7.Bxc6 | Part 2: 9.Nc3 d6 10.Nd3
- 4.d3 and | Part 3: 9.Nc3 d6 10.Na4!?