Chess/Fedida Gambit


The Fedida Gambit is a sharp gambit line for white in the Réti opening. It has been played by the French player Samuel Fedida in 2019, but has rarely been seen at the highest levels of competition.

Réti Opening, Fedida Gambit
a b c d e f g h
8 a8 b8 c8 d8 e8 f8 g8 h8 8
7 a7 b7 c7 d7 e7 f7 g7 h7 7
6 a6 b6 c6 d6 e6 f6 g6 h6 6
5 a5 b5 c5 d5 e5 f5 g5 h5 5
4 a4 b4 c4 d4 e4 f4 g4 h4 4
3 a3 b3 c3 d3 e3 f3 g3 h3 3
2 a2 b2 c2 d2 e2 f2 g2 h2 2
1 a1 b1 c1 d1 e1 f1 g1 h1 1
a b c d e f g h
Position in Forsyth-Edwards Notation (FEN)

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Moves: 1. Nf3 d5 2. c4 dxc4 3. b3 cxb3 4. Qxb3
ECO code: A04—A09
Parent: 1... d5

White sacrifices a pawn to gain pressure on both the queen side and the king side. With care, Black can manage to keep his additional pawn, at the cost of a lot of pressure on the Black king.

The Gambit can be refused with 3. ... b5, which transposes into a line of the regular Réti Opening.

Theory tableEdit

For explanation of theory tables see theory table and for notation see algebraic notation.

1. Nf3 d5 2. c4 dxc4 3. b3 cxb3 4. Qxb3

4 5 6 7
...
e6
Bb2
Nf6
e4
Be7
Bd3
0-0
=
...
Nf6
Ba3
Nc6
e3
g6
Bc4 =
...
Nc6
Ba3
Nf6
e3 =