GAMBITS------------------------------->WHAT IS HOT WHAT IS NOT

Albin Countergambit		A true counter gambit. Black gives up a pawn for rapid development.
				The Albin Counter Gambit, is named after the Austrian master Adolf Albin, 
				who practiced the opening successfully in the later nineteenth century. 
				Black gains a central wedge after 3.dxe5 d4, hoping this will lead to an 
				attack. White obtains the upper hand by fianchettoing his King's bishop.
Benko Gambit		        Black gives up a pawn to open up lines on the queen side
Benko Gambit Declined       	Theorists consider whites position better with strong control and  lead in development
Benko Gambit Accepted	        Practice has shown good results for black with full compensation for the pawn
Bishop's Gambit	                White lets black check his king for a gain in time and chase away the queen
Blackmar-Diemer Gambit          It is doubtful that white has compensation for the pawn.
                                White immediately opens lines for attack, wiping away any threats that the 
				game will take on a slow, strategic, boring nature. The only problem is 
				that the Blackmar-Diemer is not particularly good, so most players 
				will wish to use it only in blitz games. The Albin Counter Gambit, 
				Is somewhat more respectable.
Breyer Gambit			Black can exploit white's weaknesses  
Budapest Gambit			White has a small space advantage
Budapest Gambit                 Rubinstein Var  White has two bishops and a small advantage
Danish Gambit		        Black is behind in development
Elephant Gambit			An Ungainly opening where white seems to maintain and upper hand
Evans Gambit		        White is ahead in development and tempo
From Gambit			Black gives up a pawn for a dangerous reply to the Bird's Opening
Geller Gambit		        White gives up the c pawn for control of the center
Goring Gambit			White invests his d4 pawn to gain rapid development
Grunfeld Gambit			A difficult ending for black can favor white
Haxo Gambit			White gives up his d4 pawn that insures an initiative for white
Kieseritzky Gambit 	        One of the oldest lines in the King's Gambit. White gives up the f4 pawn
King's Gambit Declined 	 	Does not have a good reputation, despite useful developing moves.
King's Gambit		        White has a superior position
Latvian Gambit 		 	White comes out on top in most variations. Popular with amateurs only.
Muzio Gambit		        Theorists consider it a draw. White gives up a Knight for a strong attack.
Queen's Gambit Accepted		White has advantage in development
Queen's Gambit Declined		White has advantage due to two bishops
Schara-Henning Gambit		Practice favors White
Schlechter Gambit               Classic gambit play - Black gives up a pawn for rapid development.
Scotch Gambit			White gives up his d4 pawn for control in the center and rapid development
Smith-Mora Gambit Accepted      It is almost exclusively use by Amateurs. 
				It is not that the opening is unsound that Discourages professionals, it is the view 
			    	that at best White can achieve an equal game with sufficient compensation for the pawn, 
				provided that Black follows one of the accepted defensive plans.                               
Smith-Mora Gambit Declined      Black has all the usual advantages and disadvantages.			
Steinitz Counter gambit		Generally enjoyed a good reputation. Black gives up his c pawn.
Winawer Counter gambit		Black gives up a pawn for free piece play and restricting the enemy forces.


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