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Alterman’s Gambit Guide: Spielmann Gambit - Part 2

Opening: B02: Alekhine's defense: Spielmann variation


If you are looking for swashbuckling gambit play, then look no further than 'The Master of Attack' Rudolph Spielmann (1883-1942), who once said that "A good sacrifice is one that is not necessarily sound but leaves your opponent dazed and confused." Spielmann came up with an almost caveman-like gambit to take on the hypermodern Alekhine's Defense when players tried to transpose into a classical French after 1. e4 Nf6 2. Nc3 d5 3. e5 Nfd7 with 4. e6!? This is a dangerous gambit that gives White easy piece-play and can indeed leave Black dazed and confused, when just the slightest of slips can prove fatal and all roads leading to miniatureville. And in his Gambit Guide series, GM Boris Alterman takes a closer look at the Spielmann gambit for White.

Teacher's library (327) B02 opening

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Alterman’s Gambit Guide: Spielmann Gambit - Part 2

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