- Paperback: 240 pages
- Publisher: Everyman Chess (31 July 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1857445929
- ISBN-13: 978-1857445923
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.9 x 23.5 cm
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #4,06,058 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Budapest Gambit is an ambitious and adventurous opening for Black, who offers a pawn as early as the second move in return for active and rapid development. It has always been a particular favourite at club level, where it still provides a surprise weapon, but it has also been utilized with success by top-class Grandmasters.
In this book Timothy Taylor offers an in-depth study of the Budapest Gambit and its many variations. Using illustrative games, Taylor presents up-to-date analysis of the theory, makes recommendations on the best options for Black and White, and covers the typical plans for both sides. This book provides everything you need to know about this fascinating opening.
*Covers both the main lines and tricky deviations
*Highlights crucial tactical and positional ideas
*Packed with original analysis
International Master Timothy Taylor is an experienced tournament player who has enjoyed several notable successes, including winning the US Open. He is also a renowned chess writer; one of his previous books, How to Defeat the Smith-Morra Gambit, became a US Chess Federation bestseller, while his first book for Everyman Chess, Birds Opening, provoked much positive interest.
Outside of chess, he is the author of two published novels, Elaine the Fair and Amanda, and he also directed the film Wicked Pursuits.
About the Author
International Master Timothy Taylor is an experienced tournament player, a former US Open winner and a well-known chess writer.
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I beg to differ. I love it! I was always playing behind and unsure when white went into the Queen's pawn opening and Indian with c4. They were far ahead in experience and I was always unsure how to proceed. Not now - not with the Budapest. It puts THEM in unsure territory.
And you will see them SWEAT. I was about a 1600 player and tried it out OTB against a 1800-1900 player. Seems he'd never seen it and I could see how he was in unsure waters. This was after I studied the Budapest for about a week. At one point, about 12 moves in, he arrogantly said "I'm actually having to think here."
I kept him at bay well into the middle game and finally his superior skills overtook me but I enjoyed every minute of watching him squirm, as he knew I was way less rated than him. (Actually, my USCF was around 1200 at the time, but had practiced a lot and improved before playing another tournament) The guy would look up at me many times, as if to say, "I think you're sandbagging with your 1200 rating story."
Anyway, if someone keeps playing d4, c4 against you, this is the Defense to play. It's kind of like Alekhine's Opening, also by Taylor, it's a great one to know to add to your reportoire and throw them off.
Another great book by Taylor, the Budapest Gambit. You can't go wrong with his books.
The book covers them well and I am now confident I can cope with all Whites moves.
One example is:The Reti variation to the Alekhine Attack is well covered and very useful.
A minor omission is the variation: 1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 e5 3 de5 Ng4 4 e6. However this is rarely played by White.