Urusov Gambit & Related Links

The following web sites contain Urusov Gambit analysis and games.

Max Burkett's Files
Max Burkett has collected a wonderful selection of PGN files of games featuring the Urusov Gambit and the Max Lange Attack which you can download by clicking on those links. His PGN files are the basis for the files at the Pitt archives and elsewhere. The zip file includes a biography of Prince Sergei Urusov, with games, which has been republished in various places on the web.

The Kibitzer, by Tim Harding
Harding's "Kibitzer" column appears monthly at Chess Cafe in their Archives and at his own Chess Mail site. An expert on the Bishop's Opening, Harding has written several articles on the Urusov. Below are direct links:

Index of Lines
A) 1.e4 e5 2.Bc4 Nf6 3.d4 ...
B) 3.d4 Nxe4 4.dxe4
C) 3.d4 exd4 4.Nf3 ...
D) 4.Nf3 Bb4+
E) 4.Nf3 d6
F) 4.Nf3 c5
G) 4.Nf3 Bc5
H) 4.Nf3 d5
I) 4.Nf3 Nxe4 5.Qxd4 ...
J) 5.Qxd4 Nf6 6.Bg5?!
K) 5.Qxd4 Nf6 6.Nc3! ...
L) 6.Nc3 Be7 7.Bg5 Nc6 8.Qh4 d5
M) 6.Nc3 Be7 7.Bg5 Nc6 8.Qh4 d6
N) 6.Nc3 Be7 7.Bg5 c6 8.O-O-O d5
Urusov Gambit & Related Links
Urusov PGN File from Pitt Archives

The Urusov Gambit Is in Trouble by Tim Harding
A very short article at that mentions my original Urusov web site.

Opening Lanes, by Gary Lane
The author of Winning with the Bishop's Opening revisits the Urusov in his column at Chess Cafe, analyzing two games. This is a PDF file that requires Acrobat Reader to view.

Teil: Tips fuer Weisspieler 1.e4
Part of Armin Fingerhut´s "Eroeffnungstips" (Opening Tips), in German but perfectly comprehensible -- so long as you remember Laufer for Bishop and Springer for Knight and Dama for Queen, etc.

Urusoff Gambit, by Soren Galberg-Lund -- NO LONGER AVAILABLE?
A 50-page text file that analyzes the Urusov Gambit and the Perreux Variation of the Two Knights Defense. An English translation of the author's Urusovuv Gambit book. Last I looked this link was broken. Galberg-Lund's analysis was questionable and the translation of his writing was really hard to work through, but some of the games were not available elsewhere. I see, though, that Max Burkett has mostly added them to his collection.

The Bishop's Opening, Urusov Gambit
A simple file with loads of ads that covers only the 4...Nxe4 line. I include a link just to be thorough, but don't bother.

The 65th Square: Bishop's Opening, Berlin Defense, Urusov Gambit
Simple information to help readers identify these variations. But you know all this.

Bishop's Opening PGN File

Urusov Gambit PGN File.

Dick Smit Memorial 2000. <> Contains van Wieringen's annotations of his game with Zavanelli.

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