Saturday 23 January 2021

Englund's other gambit

 The Englund Gambit (1.d4 e5) is one of those openings you want to work, even when you know it won't. Lots of tricks for the unwary, some nice tactics to show your friends, and most importantly some very quick checkmates. Unfortunately, the refutation isn't that hard to spot, and after that you have nothing to show for the pawn.

Instead you would be better off playing like Englund did in this game.

Larsson - Englund [C36]
Stackholm Stackholm, 1942

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