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Before dealing with the Kieseritzky, I would just like to comment a little on the moves leading up to the Gambit, as these will not be examined elsewhere in this book. 3 g5 is, of course, one of the most important replies to the King's Gambit. Black isn't going to play half-heartedly the soundness of the gambit is going to be tested. The two most common fourth moves for White are 4 c4 and 4 h4. In this book, we shall be only examining the latter. Although 4 c4 is undoubtedly of great interest,...

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Black decides to give back his pawn in order to disrupt the white kingside. The other possibilities 6 jf6, 6 h6 and 6 & f6, will be considered in games 4 to 8. 7 .Qg5 can be seen in games 2 and 3, whilst 7 e3 occurred in the game Popo-vic - Spassky, New York 1986. However, after 7 e7 8 f2 > f6 9 gf gg8 10 g2 )c6 11 > c3 gf 12 xf3 4 4, Black had the initiative This sensible developing move minimises the disruptive value of the check on h4. During the game I was sorely tempted to play 8 hS...