Monday, March 3, 2008

Zilbermintz Gambit

After the opening moves in the Philidor Counter Gambit 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.Bc4, Lev Zilbermintz likes to play 4...b5 which he has named the Newark Gambit. I think that a better name would be the Zilbermintz Gambit. Personally I prefer Morphy's move 4...Nc6 which overprotects the e5 pawn.