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I am interested in knowing the names and moves for all named gambits in chess.

If anyone has such a list or knows where I can find one please do pass it on to me. Please be sure to include names of gambits that black plays as well as white and all counter gambits.

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    One of the most overlooked is the Dodd Gambit. When you're in a losing position, grab the board and fling it and all the pieces across the room and yell "Dodd Gambit!". Very effective. – Pete Becker Apr 25 '14 at 13:28
  • @PeteBecker, in Russia we call it Chinese draw. :) – Kakadu Apr 25 '14 at 13:58
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    This question is too broad. You should delete it and ask a separate question for each of the gambits you are interested in. There is no way that all the moves of a gambit can be briefly listed, not to mention that you ask us to do this for every known gambit and counter-gambit. – AlwaysLearningNewStuff Apr 25 '14 at 14:21
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    A simple Google search came up with this list as a result. Seems like a good place to start. – Tomislav Dyulgerov Apr 25 '14 at 15:22
  • There is no authority on opening names, so giving an exhaustive list is impossible. – RemcoGerlich Apr 30 '14 at 19:38
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I think your best bet will be the ECO (or Encyclopedia of Chess Openings)

The following is a complete list of all gambits in the ECO.

  • Polish Gambit 1. e4 b5

  • Wing Gambit 1. e4 c5 2. b4

  • Ware Gambit 1. a4 e5 2. a5 d5 3. e3 f5 4. a6

  • Birmingham Gambit 1. b4 c5

  • Schuhler Gambit 1. b4 c6 2. Bb2 a5 3. b5 cxb5 4. e4

  • Wolferts Gambit 1. b4 e5 2. Bb2 c5

  • Englund Gambit 1. d4 e5

  • Budapest Gambit 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e5

  • Benko Gambit 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. d5 b5

  • Staunton Gambit 1. d4 f5 2. e4

  • Smith-Morra Gambit 1. e4 c5 2. d4 cxd4 3. c3

  • Danish Gambit 1. e4 e5 2. d4 exd4 3. c3

  • Vienna Gambit 1. e4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. f4

  • King's Gambit 1. e4 e5 2. f4

  • Quaade Gambit 1. e4 e5 2. f4 exf4 3. Nf3 g5 4. Nc3

  • Kieseritsky Gambit 1. e4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Bc4 Nxe4 4. Nf3

  • Rice Gambit 1. e4 e5 2. f4 exf4 3. Nf3 g5 4. h4 g4 5. Ne5 Nf6 6. Bc4 d5 7. exd5 Bd6 8. 0-0

  • Elephant Gambit 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d5

  • Latvian Gambit 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 f5

  • Irish Gambit 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nxe5?

  • Halloween Gambit 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Nxe5?!

  • Blackburne Shilling Gambit 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nd4

  • Italian Gambit 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. d4

  • Rousseau Gambit 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 f5

  • Evans Gambit 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. b4

  • Blackmar–Diemer Gambit 1. d4 d5 2. e4 dxe4 3. Nc3

  • Queen's Gambit 1. d4 d5 2. c4

  • Grünfeld Gambit 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Bf4 Bg7 5. e3 0-0

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  • How about the Albin Counter-Gambit? Or From's Gambit against the Bird? I'm sure there are lots more... – Alan May 20 '14 at 16:44
  • @Alan - Agreed. I would have invested more effort into the answer, but unfortunately, the question was Closed before I could finish my work. – Lumberjack May 20 '14 at 17:16

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