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Re: English Opening: Romanishin Gambit A13
Reply #3 - 03/02/22 at 18:52:40
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The Queen's Gambit isn't truly a gambit either in the sense that White can play Qa4+ to win the pawn back right away, but the name has stuck.
  
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Re: English Opening: Romanishin Gambit A13
Reply #2 - 03/02/22 at 09:01:26
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I presume it must have been that, yes. It does look like an attempt to lose a pawn Smiley Although 7 .. cxb5 8 Bxa8 d5 seems to trap whites bishop.

If white goes 5 cxb5 ab 6 Nd4 then black can avoid a gambit with c6 (into above), or Ra5. But 6 .. d5 ^ 7 Nxb5 h5, c6, e5 etc is nice compensation too.

There is perhaps a slight tendency for black openings to be called gambits even when (as here) they're not really so in practice (with world & dog playing 5 b3.).
  
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Re: English Opening: Romanishin Gambit A13
Reply #1 - 03/01/22 at 19:30:52
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The only answer I can conceive of is 5.Nd4 c6 6.cxb5 axb5 7.Nxb5, etc.
  
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English Opening: Romanishin Gambit A13
03/01/22 at 19:01:20
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English: Romanishin Gambit - A13 - 1.c4 e6 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.g3 a6 4.Bg2 b5

Why is this commonly called a gambit?
  
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