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The Alterman Gambit Guide: White Gambits by GM Boris Alterman (Quality Chess ) is an excellent book that uses gambits as a vehicle for. In this Mega Pack, GM Boris Alterman, with his straight and easy style, explains how to master most of the gambit openings you can find out there. Over 61 hours . Over hours of instruction! GM Boris Alterman explores all the best gambits! How many times have you wondered how to play against one of the many.

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However in addition, the book deals with the Blumenfeld, and some other dynamic gambit-like ideas where White bofis early on The main virtue though of obscure gambits, lies in the element of surprise when you play them. Now, in his latest Gambit Guide series, GM Boris Alterman re-evaluates the Milner-Barry Gambit as a potent weapon for white – and especially for players who like to play actively.

The name was a tribute to the Latvian players, notably Karlis Betinswho analyzed it in the early part of the 20th century. It looks like a complete throwback to a bygone romantic age of the 19th-century, but, surprisingly, two Super-GMs were slugging it out with it in the very modern setting of the Corus Wijk aan Zee tournament earlier this year, as Sergey Movsesian dusted off this forgotten variation to beat Michael Adams.

There is a certain spirit in this defense that not only thwarts Whites aims of quick development of gambot venerable gambit but is complicated by an offer of a pawn on d5. The Beliavsky Gambit was quickly adopted by other algerman stars such as Adams and Khalifman. If White initiates complications gambi the so-called Fried Liver Attack, play becomes extremely sharp and gambits and counter gambits abound.

The key difference between the two is that in the deferred form Black can have a timely …b5 available.

Gambit Guide Mega Pack: 1. e4 gambits! – GM Boris Alterman – Videos – Internet Chess Club

Not all gambits need to be adventurous, swashbuckling all-out attacks. And in a new six-part series for Gambit Guide, our intrepid gambit guru, GM Boris Alterman takes a closer look at two very aggressive Alekhine gambits against the normally solid French Winawer. It gujde now extremely popular at club level, and particularly the line 1 e4 d5 2 exd5 Nf6, the so-called Marshall Gambit or Scandinavian Gambit after U.


Aged only 21, it was a brief but tragic end to what looked a promising career. This provocative pawn sacrifice by black as early as move three often leads to games of a swashbuckling nature.

Newer Post Older Post Home. The QGA is a postmodern opening, for it combines and reinforces classical and hypermodern ideas of positional play – not only that, it also offers a wealth of possibilities. The shock value alone of playing the Damiano with 2…f6?!

The Alterman Gambit Guide – Black Gambits 1 by Boris Alterman

GM Boris Alterman again responds to ICC members who have asked our resident expert in all things gambits what to do in the Alekhine 4-Pawns Attack if Black eschews the big main line with 1. In the new two-part Gambit Guide series, GM Boris Alterman shows you the main ideas and recent developments in this quite sharp and interesting line. Black Gambits 1 is an instructional manual for improving chess players.

I have been developing a 1. Oskar Cordel was not so much a top player in Germany but more thought of as a theorists on the game, with many published opening books and magazine articles to his name. Many believed for years thereafter that the outright refutation of the Damiano to be 3 Nxe5. It suffers somewhat from a reputation as a stodgy variation, but white can play many of its lines in a sharp fashion, and black must have a solid understanding to reach equality.

The Alterman Gambit Guide has positively surprised me by making a clear, dynamic and sound repertoire accessible to a public rated between and Dilworth became famous overnight after his analysis was spotted by the great Mikhail Botvinnik, who used the tricky line 1.

A prime example being the Max Lange Attack, one of the stormiest opening systems of the 19th century that was named after the German master of the same name, who first suggested it in It was then given the seal of approval at elite level by being taken up after this by Carlsen and Leko.

The English Defense with 1 d4 e6 2 c4 b6 came into being during the height of the so-called “English Chess Explosion” of the late s and through the s, when it was championed successfully at elite level by top English grandmasters such as Tony Miles, Ray Keene, Jon Speelman and Nigel Short.


I have been blogging about chess since May and have received the Chess J Mikhail Botvinnik picked up on this and quickly formed it into a potent weapon that has since become the choice of determined king pawn players. As you can see from the table of contents and excerpt available online, the book practically offers a complete repertoire for White beginning with 1.

The Kenilworthian: Review of “The Alterman Gambit Guide: White Gambits”

In fact, as Alterman rightly concludes, “the real problem with the Urusov Gambit is that Black may not let you play it! Alterman states his intention clearly from the outset, which is to use gambits to teach “the most important opening and positional principles,” “tactics and typical combinations in the opening,” “how to evaluate a position” and “how to study the principles of attack” 6.

The Torre Attack is one gabit those openings that deserves more attention than it gets. Over hours of instruction! The idea is to open the f-file with the pawn sacrifice and use rapid development to bring pressure on Black’s kingside quickly.

Nf3 White Repertoire Webliography. I have been thinking about the effect of chess on self-control, especially as alferman lik Players below will find everything they need to learn how to play these openings successfully at their level.

And in a new series of Boris Alterman’s Gambit Guide, our resident gambit guru explores Wagner gambit. For those who want to understand these openings, the presentation will appeal to players rated from to aroundwhich is approximately Alterman’s target audience for the book. Many believed for years thereafter that the outright refutation of the Damiano gabit be 3 Nxe5. It has received a new lease of life with its adoption at elite level by Teimour Radjabov and others. Personally, I find this repertoire more coherent and compelling than Nigel Davies’s Gambiteer I Everymanwhich focuses more on wing gambits including b4 gambits against the Gambut, Frenchand Scandinavian than center gambits, with the exception of its treatment of the “half Danish” line 1.

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