Joe Gallagher plays the King’s Gambit!
Born May 4, 1964, Gallagher began his chess career in England and moved to Switzerland after marrying a Swiss woman. He became British Champion in 2001 and won the Swiss Championship in 1997, 1998, 2004, 2005, 2007 and 2012.
Gallagher, who became Grandmaster in 1990, is considered an Open specialist with a sharp and aggressive style. He has written numerous books on various openings and made his debut as a book author with Win with the King’s Gambit, published by Batsford in 1992.
But Gallagher not only preached, he also practiced.
Here are four fun games Gallagher won with the King’s Gambit!
Interestingly, the same variation earned Gallagher another victory over a well-known grandmaster a year later.
Gallagher’s victory over MI Vladimir Hresc shows how quickly unusual and double-edged tactical positions can arise in the King’s Gambit.
In many variations of the King’s Gambit, Black has at least a theoretical means of equalizing, but often positions are difficult to play – one mistake is enough for Black to be wrecked.
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