4. Feb, 2021

Who's Gimli ?

'gimli gambit' was one of my opponents on ChessWorld. I wondered if there was a Gimli Gambit. A Google search came across this 1860 miniature 'Wild Muzio Gambit by Gimli the dwarf from Lord of the Rings! Steinitz vs Lang ... 25 moves'

Gimli is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkien's Middle-earth legendarium, featured in The Lord of the Rings. A dwarf warrior, Gimli is chosen to represent the race of Dwarves in the Fellowship of the Ring. As such, he is one of the primary characters of the novel.

Gimli is a pawn in the Collectors set

* My game v gimli gambit became a dance of the knights in the end

* A nice checkmate by gimli gambit bringing rook to 7th rank