Viktor MoskalenkoThis New Edition is completely reworked and fully updated from the original 2007 publication.Sample pages (pdf)
The Budapest Gambit (1.d5,Nf6; 2.c4,e5;) is popular with club and internet chess players all over the world, and it is easy to see why. It has surprise value, it's not hard to learn, and it leads to sharp and dynamic play from the very start of the game. But what about its strategic value?
In this book he includes analysis and annotated games in five chapters which cover all variations of the Budapest including the main lines, the Fajarowicz System and the gambit declined. He explains the plans available to both White and Black and shows that the Budapest deserves to be treated as a respectable option for Black as well as a dangerous surprise weapon.
When Grandmaster Viktor Moskalenko started playing the Budapest many years ago, its all-round appeal struck him, and since then he has won many games with it. This book contains quite a few of Moskalenko's own games, as well as games by other star players from the past and the present. They illustrate perfectly the dynamic character of this gambit as well as its solid strategic foundations.
This New Edition is completely reworked and fully updated from the original 2007 publication; it has been extended by 25% and contains new analysis, new games, new ideas and lots of novelties.
Published 2017, softback, 285 pages.