Sep 142016
 

In the romantic era of chess many games followed a similar pattern: a sudden attack was fueled by sacrifices to get a lead in development and, ideally, the opponent was finally mated with a flourish. This way of playing led to a number of gambits, particularly after the opening moves 1.e4 e5. But can you still play that way today? On two ChessBase DVDs Dutch Grandmaster Erwin l’Ami used modern chess engines to take stock of all gambits that might arise after 1.e4 e5. German amateur player Henrik Meyer took a look at Volume 1 of this Gambit Guide.
Romantic chess in modern times
Source: Chess News