What is a Chess Gambit?


A word that is used in chess often during study is “chess gambit”. What is a chess gambit? A Chess Gambit is an opening series of chess moves that a player plays where he or she sacrifices a piece in order to get the better position.

How did the word Gambit Originate for Chess?

The word “gambit” came from Ruy Lopez de Segura. It originated from the Italian Expression “dare il gambetto” which means “to put a let forward in order to trip someone.” This makes perfect sense for what gambit represents in the game of chess. The Italian word led to the Spanish word, “gambito” which led to the French word “gambit.”

    En Passant

    There are a few exception in the rules of chess; things like pawn promotion,…
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    Pawns in Starting Position in Chess

    How the Pawns Moves

    The Pawns are always the smallest of the pieces, and you should have eight…
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    The Mahabharata and the Origins of Chess

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    Chess Blind-spots

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    The Bishop and how it moves

    The Bishop is a great chess piece. It has a unique way of moving…
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    The Rook and how it moves

    The Rook is an important piece to use in chess and  not very hard…
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