A Special Thank you..

Mark BurchamOxford, Alabama USA

Just a note to say how much I enjoy your ICC gambit lectures.  I look forward to each Thursday with notepad at hand to listen and learn.  I am 55 years old and have only been serious about chess for the last 4 years, so the content of your lectures interests me very much.  I always enjoy learning and you help tremendously with your fine lectures.  I am also studying the Russian language (only for the last few months), so I also enjoy listening to your accent.  I think you do a very good job with English.

I am sure I speak for many when I say thank you and that I believe you do a fine service for all of us as students of the game, regardless of our age.


Lee Phillips (ICC – Morphic6) :

I watched you lessons on the Evans Gambit and Danish Gambit. I would like to state that I am from Australia and chess isn’t one of our major sports, also my game play was very poor before I studied your Gambit Guide and even though I have a long way to go before I am at your level, you have changed the way I play chess and I have improved quite vastly in a short period of time.Thank you once again!


Hi Boris, I listened your nice lecture on Evans’ gambit, part 2. I just wanted to notice that (from what I know), ALONZO Morphy is not Paul’ brother, but Paul s’ FATHER. Cheers!


Hi GM Alterman! I have been following your gambit series with much interest. Thanks very much for this great work. I have a question in Part II of Evans gambit when black offers Q exchange and you reply nicely with Qb4, could now black repeat the Q swap threat with Nc6?


Hey ! Thanks for excellent and fascinating gambit videos ! Best regards , Bent Hestad , Trondheim , Norway


 I am enjoying your gambit lectures. Will you do a lecture on the Evans Gambit Declined with 4…Bb6?


hey, I enjoy your gambit videos…I dont know how or when you decide what to cover, but in case you take recomendations, id like to vote on an interesting playable black gambit: 1.e4 e5 2.Bc4 f5!?, i believe its called the calbrenese gambit.


 hi I watched your video on opening gambits its brilliant I tried it in a games and Won!( I did have one big mistake) may I say that your a genius..


Dear Grandmaster, thanks for your Cochrane Gambit videos! I just saw the first one. (I have been playing this line since Bronstein recommended it in “200 Open Games”.) One note: After 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nxf7 Kxf7 5. d4 Nxe4 6. Qh5+ Ke7 7. Qe2 d5, 8. f3 is good, but Bg5+ is deadly.


Hi! Your gambit series are awesome! Thanks a lot! Hope one day I have the guts to play them myself. Regards, Helio

Brian Brown:

I am very impressed with the video lessons you provide for ICC.  Thank you for your contribution to the most intellectually challing sport in the world.


29 Responses

  1. A great site! Congratulations.

  2. Where and when did you became a grand master?

  3. Hi Milo ,
    I got my GM title in 1992 during the Chess Olympiad in Manila

  4. thank for yours lessons on the gambits ,now i play the urzinov gambit and i win much games very interresting.
    i would like to send you one of my game with the urzinov gambit,how can i send you that?
    thank for your response,you are a fantastic teacher!
    eric from france.

  5. Hello eric!

    Nice to hear you are improving and enjoying Chess Gambits …

    Send me your game by e-mail in pgn format

  6. Boris: thanks so much for a wonderful website! I have just finished listening to your Central Attack in the Philidor Defense, and found it vastly entertaining, easy to follow, and helpful! Like some other of your interesting followers, I am an older player “coming of age” and find that although I give away some zest and speed to the youth, my passion for the game ever remains high! I attribute sterling efforts such as yours to making my return to chess a cherished one. Please keep up the great work. You certainly have a dedicated and eager student here in West Virginia!

    Thanks once again, and may you and yours have a blessed and safe holiday season.

    Tom TERRIFIC Hamilton

  7. Boris: The videos of the attack on Philidor are terrific. Thanks

  8. Thanks a lot for your comments , I am really inspired by your feedbacks,


  9. Boris has been my coach for many years and I have also been a fan of his since my KCU days. I am glad he has continued to be part of ICC and contributing to mine and many other chess players lives.

    I always find Boris clear in explanation and useful in his contribution to my chess knowledge, his gambit series is especially useful.

    I would reccomend everyone who can to work some lessons out with Boris. I changed coach after a few years with Boris because I felt I needed a change and for a new experience but I am sure one day I will head back to Boris as my coach again. I have been coached by Boris for many years although I am not the most gifted player, I try and struggle for the improving talent.

    Thanks again for your great contribution to my chess life.

  10. Boris,
    I won more than 50 games implementing what you taught on your ICC videos. My favorite videos were the Traxler Counter Attack and the Falkbeer Counter Gambit. I watched many of your videos multiple times, and they really helped.
    Thank you.

  11. Amazing work. Thank you so much. Potriasaushe!

  12. Hi Boris,
    thanks for your awesome videos here and on ICC. im a 50 yr old rekindling my passion for chess realising i need to learn properly – you are foundational in this aspect. keep up the good work. thanks again!!

  13. Hallow!
    Thanks for your book: “The Alterman Gambit Guide”!
    I play many of your gambits! Special Morra and Milner-Barry!( I don`t now name before!) I Get many games with this opennings! I have 1547 in danish rating!

  14. I have bay your book in Denmark!

  15. Thank you for your intense study and play of the Fried Liver Attack, I have used for many years but never thought of the rook sac when black plays his knight to b4 in variable 4…… I won my first game (in my first try) using this variation….. (20 moves), it gives me a broader and more powerful attack with the rook sacrifice. Black’s king looks so helpless, all his troops around him and none to save him. I love your chess site. Thank you once more for the instruction…… I will use it constantly when it is available to me in games.

    Bill H. (chessmates55@yahoo.com

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  29. Thank you for the instruction on playing The Fried Liver Attack as well as The Max Lange Attack. This has really helped me to open up my attacking skills.


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