January 27, 2010

Evans Gambit: How to Play Part I

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Evans Gambit: How to Play Part I Video: This chess video on the Evans Gambit will help you learn 2 variations of this chess opening. The first variation is called the Normal variation, the move order 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.b4 Bxb4 5.c3 Bc5 6.d4 exd4 7.O-O d6 8.cxd4 Bb6.

The second displayed variation of the Evans Gambit is called the Tartakower Attack variation, the move order 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.b4 Bxb4 5.c3 Ba5 6.d4 d6 7.Qb3. The both variations belong to the 4... Bxb4 line which covers appr. 75 percent of all games played on the Evans Gambit...

The chess opening video will give you a feel of correctly playing the opening in question. Use it to see the proven lines for Black and White within the Normal variation and the Tartakower Attack. To see a video on the Evans Gambit, just click the Play button below:




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To replay on the chess board and learn 2 variations of the Evans Gambit which were shown in the video, find the variation in writing below:

Variation 1: Evans Gambit, Normal variation:
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.b4 [Evans Gambit] ...
4... Bxb4 5.c3 Bc5 6.d4 exd4 7.0-0 d6 8.cxd4 Bb6 [Normal variation] ...
9.Nc3 Bg4 10.Bb5 Kf8 11.Be3 Nge7 12.a4 a5 13.Bc4 Bh5 [White is better.]

Variation 2: Evans Gambit, Tartakower Attack variation:
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.b4 [Evans Gambit] ...
4... Bxb4 5.c3 Ba5 6.d4 d6 7.Qb3 [Tartakower Attack variation] ...
7... Qd7 8.dxe5 dxe5 9.0-0 Bb6 10.Rd1 Qe7 11.a4 a6 12.a5 Bc5 [Equal position.]