3. Sep, 2021

Budapest Gambit

One of my current tournament opponents was born in Bulgaria but currently lives & works in Budapest, Hungary (see July 21)

The Budapest Gambit is one of the least common gambits but still offers black a lot of interesting play. In the main line for example, White can easily fall into a trap that ends in checkmate very early in the game.

1. d4 Nf6
2. c4 e5

Diagram - in this famous game Vidmar (Black) defeats Rubinstein (White) with a well-executed combination after playing the Budapest Gambit - from this position mate in 3

😎 Video - Basic opening chess trap - Budapest Gambit (4:00)