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Old July 5th 03, 06:03 PM
chessanalyst
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Assuming gambit players are slew enough to play correct
gambits with enough positional compensation in any case
wouldnt it more wiser for average players to deline gambits ?

For example after e4 e5 f4 Bc5!? the not so well known Bardeleben
(instead of the more wellknown d5, Falkbeer) there's not much
special anymore in this position for white; last game in
my CA7.1 database gave 0-1 in Fiedler-Zaragatski, Germany 2002.

Example 2 the (rare) Zilbermintz Benoni-countergambit declined:
after d4 c5!? b4!? the famous Zilbermintz Benoni gambit
black can just reply with b6 or e6 (instead of bxc4), after
which white cant come up with anything interesting anymore
Next time i'll try to decline one of Sloan's gambits..
best regards
ChAn
PS MCGrew why do you call the CK Rasa-Studier gambit
Milner-Barry gambit which although true that Milner
played in 1932 in London this CK RS gambit, itsnt that
confusing coz Milner-Barry usually is associated
with French (with Be3) ?

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Old July 6th 03, 10:50 AM
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Default declining gambits

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"chessanalyst" wrote:

Assuming gambit players are slew enough to play correct
gambits with enough positional compensation in any case
wouldnt it more wiser for average players to deline gambits ?


Well, there are gambits that should be declined.

On the other hand, if a white gets exactly a pawn's worth of
compensation in a given gambit, that doesn't make it wrong to accept the
gambit. It just means that the position is just as balanced before the
gambit as it was afterwards--merely balanced in a different way.

If it suits your style to defend patiently and then use your extra pawn
to win, then you should accept the gambit.

Bear in mind that declining a gambit right off the bat is often not a
reasonable option. It's often better to grab the offered material and
hold it just until it can be returned at an advantageous time.

(Perhaps the canonical example of this would be in 1.e4 e5 2.d4 ed
3.Nf3 Nc6 4.c3 dc 5.Bc4 cb 6.Bb2 d5! This line is almost certainly
better for black than declining the pawn straightaway).
 




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