October 12, 2009

Danish Gambit

[*See: Chess Openings for Beginners - All Lessons]

This lesson is designed for chess beginners to learn Danish Gambit. It includes 2 chess videos (Video 1: Danish Gambit - General Information | Video 2: Danish Gambit - How to Play), the textual part to read, and the .PGN file to download and see Danish Gambit games played in 2007-2009.

In addition, it also includes the link to Video 3: Danish Gambit - Learn This Trap. The link, which is located below on this page, will open the Danish Gambit trap video in a new window of your browser.

The Danish Gambit lesson is divided into 3 parts:
I. Danish Gambit: Data and Variations
II. Danish Gambit: How to Play Some Variations
III. Danish Gambit: Download the .PGN File to See Real Games


I. Danish Gambit: Data and Variations

Danish Gambit Move Order: 1.e4 e5 2.d4 ed 3. c3
ECO Code: C21 - ECO Code C21 is not only Danish Gambit.

About Danish Gambit:

Danish Gambit was invented by a Danish chess player in the 19th century. It belongs to the Open Game openings. The main feature of Danish Gambit is the following: White offers pawns sacrified to get a quick and overwhelming development...

Danish Gambit is similar to Center Game, but Danish Gambit is a separate chess opening. If to know how, Black can neutralize the White quick development. Because of this, Danish Gambit is not popular at the top-level chess. But for chess beginners, it is very nice opening...

It may a good idea to play Danish Gambit against an unprepared opponent-beginner... You are not recommended to play Danish Gambit as White party against a chess master, if feasible. In this case, you may find later on that the greatest part of your game was only a great beginning...

Danish Gambit Variations:
• Collijn Defense: 1.e4 e5 2.d4 ed 3.c3 dc 4.Bc4 cb 5.Bxb2 Qe7 (C21)
• Schlechter Defense: 1.e4 e5 2.d4 ed 3.c3 dc 4.Bc4 cb 5.Bxb2 d5 (C21)
• Soerensen Defense: 1.e4 e5 2.d4 ed 3.c3 d5 (C21)

To learn Danish Gambit (general information, its variations, and more ) see Video 1: Danish Gambit - General Information. To see this video on Danish Gambit, just click the Play button below:




• If the opening video has not shown up, please wait a little.
• If the video stops, drag a little right the player's handle.

You can also see Video 3: Danish Gambit - Learn This Trap.
Note: You can find Video 3 at the bottom of the page open.


II. Danish Gambit: How to Play Some Variations

You may learn some variations of Danish Gambit. For this, you may use Video 2: Danish Gambit: How to Play Some Variations; which is below. To see Video 2: Danish Gambit: How to Play.., just click the Play button below:




• If the opening video has not shown up, please wait a little.
• If the video stops, drag a little right the player's handle.


See in writing the Danish Gambit variations, which were shown in Video 2:

• Danish Gambit, Soerensen Defense:
1.e4 e5 2.d4 exd4 3.c3 d5 4.exd5 Qxd5 5.cxd4 Nc6 6.Nf3 Bg4 7.Be2 Nf6 8.Nc3 Qa5 9.Be3 Bd6 10.0-0 0-0

• Danish Gambit, Schlechter Defense:
1.e4 e5 2.d4 exd4 3.c3 dxc3 4.Bc4 cxb2 5.Bxb2 d5 6.Bxd5 Bb4+ 7.Nc3 Bxc3+ 8.Bxc3 Nf6 9.Qf3 Nxd5 10.exd5 0-0


III. Danish Gambit: Download the .PGN File to See Real Games

Find below the Danish-Gambit.pgn file to download and see how the Danish Gambit opening works in real games at the chess master level. To read the file, you will need a PGN Viewer Program. See Lesson 16, which explains you how to download a decent freeware PGN Viewer Program. Before downloading the file, please read how the Danish-Gambit.pgn file was compiled and what you will see within it.

The Danish-Gambit.pgn file was specially created in the following way:

• The file includes main variations and displays how to correctly play some of them.
• In addition, the file includes 16 chess games played in 2007-2009 on Danish Gambit.
• The chess games were selected randomly, all players are FIDE rated 1600-2252.

• All the names of the chess players and their ratings were removed.
• The game results and tournament names were removed as well.
• The chess games are shown from the beginning to the end of opening phase only.

• At this point, the opening positions were analyzed by a computer program.
• You will see the result of the program's analysis, like this...
• "If White finds a best line ..., Black will be still better at 0.52 pawns."

• The computer program's analysis will help you:
• To analyze each chess opening position.
• To understand how to correctly enter the middle game...

To see how Danish Gambit works in real games, click the following link:
Download the Danish-Gambit.pgn File (8 KB)


Note: Next chess opening to learn is Vienna Game.

[*.See Bishop's Opening    King's Gambit]

[*...See Outside: Chess Endgame Puzzles]