November 21, 2022
Magnus Carlsen Demolishes a GM Utilizing Portsmouth Gambit
At present I’d like to point out you a sport performed by the world champion Magnus Carlsen by which he used our soiled chess opening trick to defeat a powerful grandmaster in practically 10 strikes!
Magnus Carlsen was enjoying White towards Sergei Zhigalko, and he performed the Portsmouth Gambit (we name it the Smirnov Gambit) towards the Sicilian Protection which occurs after the opening strikes: 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.b4. It’s a variant of the Wing gambit. White sacrifices the b4-pawn for a semi-open b-file and generally an open c-file, together with management of the middle and fast improvement.
In distinction to the common Wing gambit, after 3…cxb4, White will play 4.d4. In lots of positions d5 is a menace, forcing the knight to both go to a5 or again to b8. This transfer additionally frees up the a1–h8 diagonal. If Black declines the gambit, White has the specter of bxc5, and even generally b5.
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