Wednesday, December 21, 2011

The "More than Hara Kiri" gambit

The Hara Kiri gambit in the Vienna defense is characterized by 1.d4 d5 2.e4 dxe4 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.f3 Bf5 5.g4

White can follow up with the "More than Hara Kiri gambit" ( I name that I just made up myself... ) with 5...Bg6 6.h4

Black's best reply is obviously 6...h6 after which the attacker needs to come up with a good move. Scheerer suggests 7.Bg2 in his book, but it seems to me that 7...Nc6 wins easily, as black has the luxury of choices after 8.Be3 .

So I guess I will stick to my old faithfull 5.fxe4, which gives white a simple equal game.

The main line now runs 5...Nxe4 6.Qf3 Nd6 7.Bf4 with white having a nice development for the pawn. Be assured that this line is simpler for the attacker than the "More than Hara Kiri gambit".


  1. Blackmar diemer gambit is an excellent opening- also there is a beautiful trap there called Halosar trap- i also like Scothch opening.. i am just a beginner in chess, but i have won a game with Scotch opening...

  2. here is the game which i have won with Scotch opening -