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The Blumenfeld Countergambit is a chess opening characterised by the moves Nf3 b5 in the Benoni Defense arising after:. In fact, as many as 30 different move orders are possible. Black sacrifices a wing pawn to establish an imposing centre with pawns on c5, d5 and e6. The natural development of the bishops to b7 and d6, combined with the half-open f-file for a rook, tend to facilitate Black's play on the kingside.
White, on the other hand, will typically look to counter in the centre by playing e4 at some point, while his additional queenside pawn also offers him some initiative on that side of the board.
The opening position can also be reached via the Benko Gambit 1. Nf3 e6. Possible continuations are 5. Bg5 Vaganian—K. Grigorian, , 5. Bg5 being most frequently seen when this gambit is employed. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Chess opening. Nf3 c5 4. Batsford Chess Openings. Batsford, London. List of openings theory table List of chess gambits Irregular Fool's mate Scholar's mate.
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E10: Blumenfeld counter-gambit
I really enjoy playing it, but i very rarely actually reached it. This is a good opening to play against junior players because they only study main line opening theory like the Benko Gambit. At that time Jordy was the youngest player to make master. See game below. I suspected Jordy had never seen this opening.
The Blumenfeld Gambit - A sharp weapon in the Benoni