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Learn how to attack in the King’s Gambit from Ivanchuk!

GM Swapnil Dhopade

GM Swapnil Dhopade

Headcoach - Chess Pathshala

  1. August 2, 2020

Learn how to attack in the King’s Gambit from Ivanchuk!

Ivanchuk vs. Leko, Legends of Chess, 2020

Hello Dear Readers,

This game between Ivanchuk and Leko was played in the 1st round of the Legends of chess tournament. In this game we will see how Ivanchuk conducts a strong attack on Leko in the Kings Gambit opening which is played rarely in the top level chess.

Ivanchuk leko 1st

The open h-file and lead in development compensates well for the pawn. By playing the knight on g4, black tries to gain momentum. Can you guess White’s continuation?


Can you find the best move for white?


White to play. Can you find the best move for white?

I hope that you enjoyed this wonderful attacking game by Ivanchuk! 

Now before you leave, let me give you some quizzes to solve. The solutions to these quizzes will be given in the next article, so, stay tuned!

Quiz 1


Find the best move for black.


Black to play and win.


Find the best continuation for white.


White to play!

Happy Solving!

See you soon in the next article!

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