Category Archives: Blumenfeld Gambit

FSGM May 2013 Rd4-GM Berczes,D(HUN)

The Blumenfeld Gambit Declined
GM Berczes was on the white side of the Blumenfeld in the feature game. Here is some background on this sharp defence.




TWIC 966
GM Berczes eventually prevailed in a sharp game where black did not manage to complete development.

Berczes,D (2532) – Annageldyev,O (2397)
Blumenfeld Gambit 5.Bf4[E10]
FSGM May 2013 Budapest HUN (4.2), 07.05.2013

Position 1
Material is even but white is more active. What do you suggest for white?

White to Play

35…Rd8
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Adriatico Open 2013-GM Horvath, Cs(HUN)

TWIC 956
Black has a wide array of aggressive yet non-main line defences to choose from. The Blumenfeld Gambit is one of them. GM Horvath takes the offered pawn and calls the bluff after which black’s position collapses quickly after choosing a faulty over aggressive plan.


Horvath,Cs1 (2514) – Lantini,M (2128) 
Blumenfeld Gambit 7.e3[E10]
2nd Adriatico Open A Montesilvano ITA (2.1), 02.03.2013


Position 1
Black’s center is the compensation for the pawn while white has a passed-a-pawn and two menacing looking bishops. What do you suggest for white now?

White to Play

15…Nd7