The King's Gambit is the opening that begins with the moves 1. e4 e5 2. f4, an aggressive sacrifice less popular today than in chess' romantic attacking era.

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Feedback on a game

I just played this game with white. I am wondering, if any of the sides have gone terribly wrong/blundered anywhere? (except for both sides playing a dubious gambit - let's begin considerations ...
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King's Gambit - Falkbeer Countergambit

I like to play blitz games online (mostly 3, occasionally 5 minutes per player). When I play those, it is usually for enjoyment and getting into wild games - romantic chess, if you will. This ...
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Why did Spassky play the King's Gambit?

If the King's Gambit is unsound, how could a world champion play it often?
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What are some good defenses against the king's gambit?

The king's gambit has a lot of initiative and attack. Is there a good defense to neutralize this initiative?
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Is there a refutation of the Muzio gambit?

Is there a 'refutation', i.e. a defense for black that leads to a guaranteed advantage assuming perfect play, against the Muzio gambit? [StartPly "11"] [FEN ""] 1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 g5 4.Bc4 g4 ...
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Why is King's Gambit said to be refuted?

We all known that Bobby Fischer has published the famous "A Bust to The King's Gambit", where the gambit is said to be losing for white. Why is it so? Is there any line that can secure black an ...
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King's Gambit, Fischer's Defence 6. Ng1. Wait, what?

I'd like to play the king's gambit without getting into piece sacrifices, but Fischer's Defence is unsettling me. This appears to be described as the "main line". [FEN ""] 1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 d6 ...
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How to counter 3. Nf3 f5 in the King's Gambit Declined

I've read about many of the basic variations of the KGD, e.g. these but none of of them mention the following from Black. This suggests to me that this move may be a mistake from black that I could ...
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How to play against the Allgaier, Horny Defense?

The Allgaier, Horny Defense in the King's Gambit is given by the sequence: [FEN ""] 1. e4 e5 2. f4 exf4 3. Nf3 g5 4. h4 g4 5. Ng5 h6 6. Nxf7 Kxf7 7. Qxg4 Nf6 8. Qxf4 Bd6 I'm a King's Gambit ...
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How does White justify giving up the bishop in ECO C36 - King's gambit declined

What are the strategic benefits to compensate for the fact that White's giving up the bishop voluntarily and so early in the game in the below variation? What does White hope to get back out of the ...
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Why is the King's Gambit not played often?

I have observed that the King's Gambit is usually not played at international level. Is there any specific reason for this?
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Very Aggressive Openings

One of my favorite openings is the King's Gambit. It is extremely aggressive, and makes for a sharp tactical game without sacrificing too much material. It doesn't see play at the highest level for ...