Chess Openings: Tutorial: Top 10 Outrageously Aggressive Chess Openings for White

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Inspired by other Aggressive Chess Openings videos, this video shows some top aggressive chess openings to make use of especially at faster time controls.
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Top 10 Outrageously Aggressive Chess Openings for 1.e4 !
Romantic era style – may not be “Slow but sure” as modern openings

Unsound warning – maybe use in Blitz or in longer games as suprise weapons of choice!

Against 1.e5 systems

1. The Kings Gambit

The King of the Romantic era!!

2. The Danish Gambit accepted!

1. e4 e5 2. d4 exd4 3. c3 dxc3 4. Bc4 cxb2 5. Bxb2

variation move order – “Goring Gambit” : Goring gambit 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. c3

1. e4 e5 2. d4 ed 3. c3 (Danish)
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 ed 4. c3 (Goring)
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 ed 4. Bc4 (Scotch)
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. d4 (Italian)

3. The Fried Liver Attack (in two knights defence) 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. Ng5 d5 5. exd5

Usually black plays Na5 here in top games – to counter gambit. Nxd5 is very rare

Nxd5 6. Nxf7!? Kxf7 7. Qf3+ Ke6 8. Nc3

4. The Evans Gambit – has shown up in the Kasparov Anand world championship match
[Event “Riga, Tal’s Memorial (4)”]
[Site “Riga, Tal’s Memorial (4)”]
[Date “1995.??.??”]
[EventDate “?”]
[Round “4”]
[Result “1-0”]
[White “Garry Kasparov”]
[Black “Viswanathan Anand”]
[ECO “C51”]
[WhiteElo “?”]
[BlackElo “?”]
[PlyCount “49”]

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.b4 Bxb4 5.c3 Be7 6.d4 Na5 7.Be2
exd4 8.Qxd4 Nf6 9.e5 Nc6 10.Qh4 Nd5 11.Qg3 g6 12.O-O Nb6 13.c4
d6 14.Rd1 Nd7 15.Bh6 Ncxe5 16.Nxe5 Nxe5 17.Nc3 f6 18.c5 Nf7
19.cxd6 cxd6 20.Qe3 Nxh6 21.Qxh6 Bf8 22.Qe3+ Kf7 23.Nd5 Be6
24.Nf4 Qe7 25.Re1 1-0

5. The Halloween Gambit! offshoot of the 4 knights game

1. e4 e5
2. Nf3 Nc6
3. Nc3 Nf6
4. Nxe5

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6. Against the Sicilian Defence – The Smith-Morra Gambit

See Kingscrusher blitz videos!

7. Against the Caro-Kann defence
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3.f3

The “Fantasy Variation” – see relevant video on channel

8. Against the Pirc Defence – the Austrian Attack – as used in Fischer-Benko 21 mover

[Event “US Championship 1963/64”]
[Site “New York City, NY USA”]
[Date “1963.12.30”]
[EventDate “1963.??.??”]
[Round “10”]
[Result “1-0”]
[White “Robert James Fischer”]
[Black “Pal Benko”]
[ECO “B09”]
[WhiteElo “?”]
[BlackElo “?”]
[PlyCount “41”]

1. e4 g6 2. d4 Bg7 3. Nc3 d6 4. f4 Nf6 5. Nf3 O-O 6. Bd3 Bg4
7. h3 Bxf3 8. Qxf3 Nc6 9. Be3 e5 10. dxe5 dxe5 11. f5 gxf5
12. Qxf5 Nd4 13. Qf2 Ne8 14. O-O Nd6 15. Qg3 Kh8 16. Qg4 c6
17. Qh5 Qe8 18. Bxd4 exd4 19. Rf6 Kg8 20. e5 h6 21. Ne2 1-0

9. Against Center-Counter – Blackmar-Diemer Gambit transposition

1. e4 d5 2. d4 dxe4 3.Nc3
1. d4 d5 2. e4 dxe4 3. Nc3

10. Against the French Defence – Reti Gambit

1.e4 e6
2. b3 (Black has weakened dark squares)

See dedicated video on this

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41 Comments

  1. Vou começar a jogar esses gambits!

  2. I keep on hearing "the fancy variation" while I know it's "the fantasy variation"

  3. I don't mean to be that guy, but you misspelled surprise twice in the beginning. 

  4. I recently played white with the Queen's Gambit Accepted trap line, oh the fun 🙂  I enjoy 1. d4 and having seen KC's Queen's Gambit vid (must watch) a few months ago had been waiting for someone to fall down the trap line.

  5. Play the Danish Gambit in a live blitz video!!
    (main line)

  6. I played several of these gambits in the past. (Mainly did the KG, BDG and Morra.) They virtually always provide entertaining games, but for most of them my opponents would eventually learn about the counters and proper defenses. However, many of them are great tools for learning attacking play, as they require active play and sometimes additional sacrifices and such to keep the attack going (especially the KG).

  7. Kingscrusher can you do a video where you explain how you quickly assess the board to know that "white is better" or "black is better" in a given position?  

  8. Against the Caro-Kann I recommend the Hilly Billy gambit.

  9. Thanks for these KC. As a 1650 – 1700 player, I've been struggling to get better simply by trial and error – think I may soon have to study. Videos like these really give me a hunger to sit down and learn properly.

  10. 25:30
    I almost thought youre gonna say:
    "It sounds aggresive, because it got the word Austria in it" xD

  11. Don't forget the Traxler counter-gambit to the Fried Liver Attack.  It is fun to play.

  12. Fantastic! Thank you for the upload. I know I at least have asked you to cover some of these openings on your channel. I think a lot of club players don't play these openings because GMs avoid them off of principle. It's easier to attack than to defend and I like my opponent to prove he can fend off whatever I throw at him. The strongest player I've won against was rated 2120 and was forced into resignation in less than twenty moves against the Reti Gambit. I've even had a few 1850s play into my Goring Gambit and lose. Sometimes you can get everything you'd want out of the position and it works out beautifully.

  13. Double piece sac (Muzio gambit) in Kings Indian = amazing. 

  14. The Kings gambit is my favorite opening not only in Blitz – last clasical game my opponent lost 1,5 hours in the opening, because he was not familiar with it 🙂

  15. I am a chess learner, I play as much as I can. Is there an advantage to being white or black? Meaning, does going first or second have any bearing on the odds of winning? Because white can choose to be defensive or subtle, but does having the first move really mean anything? I would be curious to know.

  16. worth doing a video on aggresive counter openings for black maybe?

  17. i have to say ive never been a fan of slow accumulation of positional gains… even though that is what chess has been like for the past 100 years or so. Its even more so now, which is probably why you see hardly any brilliant and amazing games now. Computers are the strongest players and people are purely trying to emulate them. The humanity was taken out of chess a long time ago. The game died then.

  18. +1 for #5 Halloween Gambit… Spooky… 😉

  19. instead of be2 white plays qf3 with the advantage.

  20. I love watching these videos at 1.5 speed. Very objetive!

  21. hmmm fantasy variation, or the panov botvvinik attack vs caro? decisions

  22. Thank you for the content KC, I have found that my personality is an attacking player and making people uncomfortable (which I think I learned from you). This was an excellent watch and my notepad is full of scribbles.

  23. My favourite is the Tennison gambit.  1. e4-d5 2.nf3-dxe4 3.ng5…   After this if black tries to hold onto the pawn there are all kinds of problems with the 4 most natural lines, but if they give it back then white still has a decent game.    I am a novice and have taken scalps of people ranked 500 more than me with this opening.

  24. You are narrating too much! Just get on with it…

  25. for almost 2 years I have been playing d4 d5 e4!? (pawn sac), then playing c3 as white after pawn c3 not knight
    Blackmar Diemer gambit, then either push f3 forces trade clears e and f file for white good for attacks on f7 with o-o (R on f1 and Bc4 and maybe Qb3, potential to fork f7 and b7. My opponents are however4 getting wiser I was having lots of success on chess com. Also I have been Playing Early Bobby Fischers Kings Gambit with Bc4, good success with that but not as solid imo. I've begun to realize i despise playing black nothing works great from sicilian to pirc and carro kann

  26. O hallou, first of all, kings is gambit is "soo outrageous" because of "few interesting ideas" behind it, "soo many different systems" and bla bla bla bla bla bla

  27. This is a good thing by the way, you sound like kipper the dog

  28. had it not been for zukertort’s failing health and drug abuse, he would have annihilated steinitz.

  29. I always watch your streams on Lichess :))

  30. I'd have to play a staggering number of games before any one of these ideas can come to fruition – and even then there's no guarantee you'll get an edge, let alone a win. Other than for the benefit of learning some of the the general concepts involved, this is an utter waste of time.
    Cheers.

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