Halloween Gambit (Opening Guide for White & Black)

The Halloween Gambit is a tricky opening for white to play in the Four Knights Game that treats black to an almost winning advantage as early as the fourth move. The Halloween Gambit is a chess opening where white sacrifices a knight to capture Black’s e5-pawn. In this gambit, the material won by black is […]

Wayward Queen Attack & Defense for Beginners

The wayward queen attack is a direct attack upon Black’s weakest square, f7, with White’s strongest attacking piece-the queen. Black Plays 3…g6 The starting position of the Wayward Queen Attack arises after 1.e4 e5 2.Qh5 2…Nc6 3.Bc4 g6 4.Qf3 Nf6 Although the queen looks aggressively placed on f3, white has lost time. Black now has […]

Latvian Gambit Opening Guide for White & Black

The Latvian Gambit, or Greco Counter-Gambit as it is sometimes known, is an attempt to play a reverse King’s Gambit. The Latvian Gambit is thought to be the worst chess opening, and it is not difficult to see why many feel this way. There are tricks and tactics in the Latvian Gambit which might catch […]