June 16, 2015 | Posted in Chess Lectures | By

Studies in: The Budapest Gambit

By GM Eugene Perelshteyn and FM Dennis Monokroussos

Studies in The Budapest Gambit F

Recommended for Intermediate Players

Presented by International Grand Master Eugene Perelshteyn and FIDE Master Dennis Monokroussous for ChessLecture.com

The Budapest Gambit (or Budapest Defense) begins with the moves: 1.d4 Nf6 2. C4 e5  The Budapest Gambit contains several specific strategic themes. In numerous variations the move c4–c5 allows White to gain space and to open prospects for his light square bishop For Black, the check Bf8–b4+ often allows rapid development.

Once used by Vidmar to beat Rubinstein convincingly in just 24 moves.

Content: 90 minutes of chess theory and discussion, with examples over a series of 4 lectures.

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GM Eugene Perelshtyen earned his third GM norm after sharing first place in the 2006 Foxwoods Open, giving him the official GM title. He won the Samford Chess Fellowship in 2002, an award that amounts to $64,000, which is awarded to the top American player under 25 years old. Eugene also led the University of Maryland, Baltimore County to several Pan American championships from 1998-2002. Eugene also won the highly prestigious US Junior Championship in 2000. Eugene recently co-authored the books Chess Openings for Black, Explained and Chess Openings for White, Explained.

FM Dennis Monokroussos is a 3 time Nevada State Champion and won the Indiana State Championship in 2009. Dennis has taught philosophy at several universities including the University of Notre Dame. Dennis currently works as a chess coach for both children and adults both in person and over the internet. He can be contacted through his blog.