20 ( +1 | -1 ) I beg to differ!the kings gambit has been played by high rated players for centuries with good results,with some of these players being grandmasters.thats serious chess,is it not?
26 ( +1 | -1 ) well..Morozevich ( rated ~ 2700 FIDE ) plays the King's Gambit, and he's one of the world's best. He beat Almasi ( rated 2644 FIDE ) with the white pieces in Monaco this year.
But I do agree that the KG is not a popular opening among top players.
42 ( +1 | -1 ) It is a variation of theSicilian, of course, although I am not sure it ever had a name. I believe it got some attention early in the last century after some brilliant wins but was soon refuted. It is now viewed as losing when anyone pays any attention to it at all. As __mda__ suggests it is similar to the Smith-Morra. And it is certainly not in the same category as the venerable King's Gambit, which is still used by a small group of leading OTB players.
89 ( +1 | -1 ) It looks something like the Danish Gambit, however, Black has a better position because he can put a pawn on e6 and block the line of the bishop (and perhaps even play ...d5), whereas in the Danish he cannot.
Also, the KG is a perfectly good opening. It's been played very well by many good players that could hardly be considered amateurs. Most of the KG games are from 19th century chess because the KG seems to be less of a serious vie for the initiative than, say, the Sicilian or KID. Players often find a way to return the pawn for a good position in modern chess. However, the KG can hardly be considered refuted..you do not have what it takes to refute it, because, simply, no one does. Spassky was the most recent champion of the KG, but someone will probably come around and revive it again, as they always do. Just look at Kasparov's games with the Evans Gambit.
8 ( +1 | -1 ) pamNoone suggested that they were in the same category (KG and MorraG).
7 ( +1 | -1 ) Do you havea citation for this Noone guy, because I would really like to see it!
20 ( +1 | -1 ) Morra Gambit...I would agree with Phil, though the Bb5 throws a curve in the Variations... It does line up with the rare Danish Gambit but I would lean more towards the Morra Gambit...
7 ( +1 | -1 ) No it isn'tIt's definitely not the Danish Gambit. Black does not play c5 in the Danish.
5 ( +1 | -1 ) heheYour right MDA! =) Im such a hammer!!!! haha
13 ( +1 | -1 ) Aquick Smith-Morra Gambit game!! (B21) Sicilian Def. e4-c5-d4-cxd4-c3-dxc3-Nxc3-e6-Bc4-a6-Nf3-Qc7-Bb3-Nc6-0-0-Bc5-Qe2-Nf6-Rd1-Ng4-Rf1-Nd4 and white loses Queen and resigns!!
11 ( +1 | -1 ) Upsforget my previous post, i see the original post is another variation of the Smith-Morra Gambit......sorry
63 ( +1 | -1 ) Danish GambitAlthough I've only played some 20 or so games on this site I've twice had similar openings played against me. The only difference being that the opening was 1.e4 e5 2.d4 exd4 3.c3 d4xc3 4.Bc4 c3xb2 5.Bxb2 The basic theme seems the same as in your game.
The first game I won without difficulty as Black but in the second game (this time against against jbmac) I had to sail my Black ship through some very choppy waters indeed before finally wresting the initiative back from him in the late middle game. In the right hands it can be a formidable opening...
40 ( +1 | -1 ) Hereis 2 games with that variation... Date 1972 White Wall Black Monahan e4-c5-d4-cxd4-c3-dxc3-Bc4-cxb2-Bxb2-d6-Nf3-e5-Nf3xe5-dxe5-Bc4xf7-Ke7-Ba3 and black resigns!!
Date 1981 White Vasseur Black Nerrant e4-c5-d4-cxd4-c3-dxc3-Bc4-cxb2-Bxb2-e6-Nf3-Nc6-0-0-Nf6-Nf2-Nxe4-Nxe4-d5-Bb5-dxe4-Ne5-Qc7-Qa4-Bd7-Rac1-Bd6-Nxd7-Bxh2-Kh1-Kxd7-Rfd1+-Bd6-Be5-Qb6-Bxd6 and black resigns!!