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It just seemed obvious to me that gambits would work better with faster games, for the same reasons as given in the comments - it's harder to defend than attack, etc. I tried looking at several gambits in the lichess database to support this theory. In classical+rapid games, White wins 53% of Evans Gambit games vs 43% for Black. In bullet+blitz games, it's ...


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[FEN "r4rk1/2p1qppp/1p3n2/p7/2B4B/4P3/PPQN1Pbb/2KRR3 w - - 0 1"] 1. f3 {traps the bishop} Rad8 2. Re2 Bxf3 (2...Bd6 Rxg2 Kh8 Rh1 {the Black king is not safe at all}) 3. Bxf6 Qxf6 (3...gxf6 Rxh2 {checkmate on h7 will follow}) 4. Rxh2 {threatening mate on h7} h6 5. Rf1 {the bishop is now pinned against the queen and will be won shortly} b5 6. Be2 ...


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Many solutions indeed exist. The hard part is actually finding one. All pieces must be intertwined. With a few promoted bishops, I have managed to find one. It can be reached in 55 moves. [FEN ""] [startply "110"] 1. h4 g5 2. hxg5 h6 3. Rxh6 Rh7 4. f4 Rg7 5. f5 Rg6 6. fxg6 e6 7. gxf7+ Ke7 8. Nf3 Kd6 9. Nh4 Ke5 10. fxg8=B Kf4 11. a4 b5 12....


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According to the Syzygy tablebase, the position is likelier to be winning for the queen than for the minor pieces. in KQ v KBBN, 48.9% of positions are wins for KQ, a further 2.3% are frustrated wins for KQ, 26.2% are dsrawn, and 22.6% are wins for BBN. (Frustrated wins are positions which are theoretically won, but in practice drawn because the defending ...


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