Category Archives: Blumenfeld Gambit
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.
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
Material is even but white is more active. What do you suggest for white?
White to Play
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