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13 Responses

  1. Hi,

    I want to say your chessfm videos are a great addition and I like how you have developed the material.

    I was wondering if you are going to cover the Boden-Kieseritzky Gambit?

    Nick P

  2. Sicilian is very famous today. So please give gambit line for white in sicilian.

  3. Against the Sicilian Defence I always recommend to start with the Morra Gambit 1. e4 c5 2. d4 cd 3. c3


  4. Thank you so m uch for your Gambit Guide. I am really very old but this has given me new life.
    Please enlighten me in one area: In the Urusov Gambit. After 1. e4 e5, 2. Bc4 Nf6, 3. d4 exd4, 4. Nf3
    Nxe4, 5. Qxd4 .. You never mention the possible reply of …f5. I wondered why and searched all of my data banks and could only find one game . I ran this variation out on my chess engine . It looks OK. What is the disadvantage of this variation?

  5. Will your early material on the Morra become available on a cd like your more recent gambits. I’ve had difficulty trying to reassemble your Morra data from the fragmented printed data on your ICC website. Your gambit series is itself more than worth the price of ICC membership.

  6. LinxaN doors1.txt;25;55

  7. Dear Mr. Alterman,
    Could you do a gambit against the alakhine defence? I saw 1.e4 Nf6 2. Nc3 d5 3. e5 Nd7 4. e6! fxe6 It looks strong and like the from’s gambit!

  8. i dont speak english,can you recomend something in spanol.i like your gambits

  9. The Gambit Guides are great. How about a lesson on the Scotch/Two Knights line 1. e4 e5, 2. Nf3 Nc6, 3. d4 exd4, 4. Bc4 Nf6, 5. e5.


  10. Hello! I just would like to give a huge thumbs up for the great info you have here on this post. I will be coming back to your blog for more soon.

  11. Boris, a lot of gambits are more towards the white side. Are you planning on lessons for black gambits? I have seen your lectures on chess.fm — first class! Thank you!

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  13. Hi, Boris i find your videos a fantastic way to learn chess principles it´s fantastic. I would like to know more about wings gambit 1.e4,c5 2 b4, can you in the near future make videos about it?
    I hope hearing from you soon. Thanks, great job.

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