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Saturday, November 8, 2014

Bryntse Gambit

     Wladyslaw Krol is a veteran ICCF Senior International Master from Bialystok, Poland. The line in the Ruy Lopez 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Ng4?! is named after him, the Krol Defense. The idea is that after6.h3 h5 then 7. hxg4? hxg4 where black has very good tactical possibilities after ...Qh4. Of course, if white plays something like 7. d4 or 7.c3 black may find himself with a misplaced N. There's not a lot of theory on the opening. 7.hxg4? hxg4 8.c3 gxf3 9.Qxf3 Qh4 and black should win. I discovered this interesting line because in one of my CC tournaments I am playing Krol (I am white and opened 1.d4) and looking at his games lead to my discovering the Bryntse Gambit.
     The Bryntse Gambit, a subvariation of the Grand Prix Sicilian where White sacrifices his queen on move six (1. e4 c5 2. f4 d5 3. Nf3!? de 4. Ng5 Nf6 5. Bc4 Bg4?! 6. Qxg4!) is another Krol favorite. This gambit was invented by a Swedish correspondence player named Arne Bryntse who won the Swedish correspondence championship in 1972. He even used the “if move” option to suggest the move 5. … Bg4 to his opponents! He would write, “If 5. … Bg4 6. Qxg4.” Krol has scored +6 -1 =3 with it.
     Here’s one of his best games using the Bryntse Gambit. I give the game with only light notes by Stockfish 5. It was interesting going through this game with SF because it shows the difficulty of engine analysis that good CC players have to deal with. In many positions SF kept bouncing back and forth between what it considered the best move and the evaluation sometimes changed drastically the deeper it got into the position.


  1. mikhail tal estaría feliz con este juego!!

  2. Very thanks for interesting means present my brilliant Brytse Gambit!
    More please look to my blog: www.krolchesscorr.blogspot.com
    Greetings from Poland!