The Budapest Gambit (1.d4,Nf6; 2.c4,e5;) is an ambitious attempt by Black to seize the initiative and secure rapid development at the cost of a pawn.
In this book I.M. Timothy Taylor presents his own analysis on the Budapest and comes to the conclusion that 1) it is sound at the highest level and 2) it is not easy to play! In the three main sections of the book Taylor examines White's most important options, after 3.dxe5, Ng4; including Alekhine's 4.e4, 4.Nf3 and 4.Bf4. Part four deals with the gambit declined, quiet 4th moves, and the (unsound) Fajarowicz Gambit. Using 81 illustrative games, Taylor offers his own up-to-date judgement on the state of the Budapest Gambit, makes recommendations on the best options for Black and White, and covers the typical plans for both sides.
Timothy Taylor is an American International Master who is renowned for his original analysis of offbeat openings. He has also written books on the Bird's Opening and the Ponziani Opening.
Published 2009, softback, 239 pages.Sample pages (pdf)