Monday, September 28, 2009

The Zilbermints Gambit in the Euwe Defense

The Yahoo Group "Chess Unorthodox UON" has released UON 25, a special edition which is devoted solely to Lev Zilbermints' line in the Euwe Defense, which Lev calls, well, the Zilbermints Gambit, not to be confused with the Zilbermints Gambit in other openings.
The line goes 1 d4 d5 2 e4 de4 3 Nc3 Nf6 4 f3 ef3 5 Nxf3 e6 6 Bg5 Be7 7 Bd3 Nc6 8 00! Nxd4 9 Kh1, resulting in the diagram on the cover. (Correction: 9 Kh1 is the Z Gambit, but the cover diagram extends it with 9...Nxf3 10 Qxf3).


This is one way to solve the problem of White's weak d-pawn. Give it up. After all, Diemer did it in the 5.Qxf3 variations. So maybe we could call this Lev's Classical Double Pawn Sacrifice?

This is not a small effort. There are 56 pages here, and it's only part 1 of 2!

The price is right--it's free. You need to join the Yahoo Group, which you can do here, and then download the PDF document.