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King's Gambit Accepted (C38)
1 e4 e5 2 f4 exf4 3 Nf3 g5 4 Bc4 Bg7

Number of games in database: 559
Years covered: 1620 to 2022
Overall record:
   White wins 41.3%
   Black wins 46.2%
   Draws 12.5%

Popularity graph, by decade

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With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Adolf Anderssen  17 games
Cornelis Groeneveld  10 games
Emanuel Lasker  9 games
NN  22 games
Gustav Neumann  14 games
Cornelis Groeneveld  9 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
Staunton vs NN, 1840
Morphy vs A Meek, 1855
Morphy vs Anderssen, 1858
J McConnell vs Morphy, 1849
R Raubitschek vs Capablanca, 1906
Mayet vs Hirschfeld, 1861
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 page 1 of 23; games 1-25 of 559  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Greco vs NN 1-0161620Miscellaneous gameC38 King's Gambit Accepted
2. Greco vs NN 1-0151620Miscellaneous gameC38 King's Gambit Accepted
3. L L'Aisne vs Maubuisson 0-1171680CasualC38 King's Gambit Accepted
4. Philidor vs NN 1-0161749Analyse du jeu des ÉchecsC38 King's Gambit Accepted
5. J Bruehl vs Philidor 0-1441788Philidor Blindfold simul, 3b LondonC38 King's Gambit Accepted
6. W Lewis vs J T Parkinson 1-0251813BFX unknownC38 King's Gambit Accepted
7. W Lewis vs J T Parkinson 1-0481813UnknownC38 King's Gambit Accepted
8. J Sarratt vs NN 1-0161818ENGC38 King's Gambit Accepted
9. J Sarratt vs NN 1-0131818EnglandC38 King's Gambit Accepted
10. J Sarratt vs NN 1-0261818UnknownC38 King's Gambit Accepted
11. J Sarratt vs NN 1-0271818UnknownC38 King's Gambit Accepted
12. J Sarratt vs NN 1-0171818UnknownC38 King's Gambit Accepted
13. W Lewis vs P Williams 1-0651819London m/1C38 King's Gambit Accepted
14. J Cazenove vs D Tomalin 1-0221819London m/7C38 King's Gambit Accepted
15. W Lewis vs NN 1-0211820CasualC38 King's Gambit Accepted
16. McDonnell vs NN 1-0281828EnglandC38 King's Gambit Accepted
17. G Walker vs Cochrane 1-0241830Unknown-aroundC38 King's Gambit Accepted
18. McDonnell vs La Bourdonnais 0-1591834La Bourdonnais - McDonnell 3rd Casual MatchC38 King's Gambit Accepted
19. McDonnell vs La Bourdonnais 1-0321834La Bourdonnais - McDonnell 3rd Casual MatchC38 King's Gambit Accepted
20. La Bourdonnais vs McDonnell ½-½921834La Bourdonnais - McDonnell 4th Casual MatchC38 King's Gambit Accepted
21. P Bilguer vs Bledow  1-0191838BerlinC38 King's Gambit Accepted
22. Von der Lasa vs Bledow 1-0171839?C38 King's Gambit Accepted
23. W Hanstein vs Von der Lasa  0-1261839BerlinC38 King's Gambit Accepted
24. W Hanstein vs Von der Lasa  1-0281839BerlinC38 King's Gambit Accepted
25. Staunton vs NN 1-0291840Casual gameC38 King's Gambit Accepted
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jul-23-03  F3rdHrsman: Does anyone have a copy of the American Chess Quarterly with Fischer's "busting" the King's Gambit? I loaned mine out year's ago and never got it back... if so, please e-mail me. Thanks in advance!
May-30-04  ruylopez900: <F3rdHrsman> Fischer never busted the Gambit, that was just his ego talking. At best he found a testing line, but the King's Gambit isn't dead!
May-30-04  Swindler: have it,
Jan-08-06  DeepBlade: Arg, not KP-Kt4 kind of notation! Just need nice and clean readable notation like 1. e4 e5 2. f4
Jan-08-06  hintza: Well, Fischer had a preference for descriptive notation. To be honest I don't know why people get so annoyed by it, it's not exactly hard to grasp.
Sep-05-06  jamesmaskell: I prefer algebraic notation due to its being easy to read. Descriptive notation can be hard to get. I sometimes have trouble and it definitely slows down my studying.
Dec-30-06  JohnNash: Shut up you all and just play!!!
Aug-10-08  just a kid: <johnNash>Not nice!
Apr-13-10  rapidcitychess: N-KB3 is practically refuted by P-Q3.
-Fischer <ruylopez> Fischer never really liked you. <TD> was his little bro.
Jan-12-20  Pyrandus: "Goddam" (G.B. Shaw)

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