The Budapest Gambit (or Budapest Defense) begins with the moves: 1.d4 Nf6 2. C4 e5 The Budapest Gambit contains several specific strategic themes. In numerous variations the move c4–c5 allows White to gain space and to open prospects for his light-square bishop. For Black, the check Bf8–b4+ often allows rapid development. Once used by Vidmar to beat Rubinstein convincingly in just 24 moves.
Content: 85 minutes of instruction and analysis in a series of 4 lectures. PGN Included.
Recommended for: Beginning-Intermediate Players.
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GM Eugene Perelshteyn was born in Ukraine and learned chess from his father, a FIDE Master. He moved to the United States at the age of fourteen and won the U.S. U18 Championship in 2000. Eugene earned a chess scholarship from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, where he graduated in computer science. In 2002 he was awarded the Samford Chess Fellowship – given to the top American Player under 25 years old – which helped him earn the GM title in 2006.
Eugene currently lives in Massachusetts, and competes mainly in New England. He is a regular contributor to ChessLecture.com, and is co-author of two books: Chess Openings for White, Explained and Chess Openings for Black, Explained, both in their second editions.
FM Dennis Monokroussos is a 3-time Nevada State champion and won the Indiana State Championship in 2009. He taught philosophy at several universities, including the University of Notre Dame, and currently works as a chess coach for kids and adults, both in person and over the internet. He was coach of a team that won the 1997/8 National K-8 Championship and came within half a point of repeating the next year as well. His individual students have been successful too, and include scholastic state champions and a participant in the World Youth Games.
Initiative in the Opening: Active Pieces
Eugene Perelshteyn vs. Ian Rogers
Run Time: 00:24:09
Miniature in the Budapest Gambit
Eugene Perelshteyn vs. Daniel Lowinger
Run Time: 00:15:22
Baadur’s Budapest Brilliancy
Radoslaw Wojtaszek vs. Baadur Jobava
Run Time: 00:21:54
From Athens with Love
Dmitry Svetushkin vs. Angelos Tzermiadianos
Run Time: 00:23:57
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