Budapest Gambit (#2):
Example of a Checkmate Opening win for Black's Army

Checkmate in the Opening
Black Wins in 8 Moves
[Budapest Gambit (#2)]

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Budapest Gambit
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e5

Checkmate Sequence
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e5 3. dxe5 Ng4 4. Bf4 Nc6 5. Nf3 Bb4+ 6. Nbd2 Qe7 7. a3 Ngxe5
8. axb4 Nd3# 0-1

White's Game-Losing Mistakes

White's game-losing mistakes appear to be ...

  • 3. dxe5, drags the d-Pawn off the d-file, creating Doubled Pawns on the e-file. But, the greater problem seems to be in wasting time with too many Pawn moves without developing any Pieces.

  • 4. Bf4, exposes the problem with playing 3. dxe5, as White now feels it necessary for a Piece (dark-Bishop) to unnecessarily protect the Pawn, rather than developing a Piece because it makes sound developmental sense.

    White is subsequently forced to spend development time protecting the wrong e-Pawn, while neglecting to secure his now-exposed King (note the a5-e1 diagonal, which Black exploits with his very next move: 5...Bb4+).

From 5...Bb4+, onwards, the way Black orchestrates White's Pieces to suffocate his own King, in the build-up to White's early Checkmate win, bears a resemblance to the Blackburne Shilling Gambit example, albeit Checkmating from the Queenside, rather than the Kingside.

Checkmate Sequence + PGN

Here's how the Budapest Gambit can lead to a Checkmate Win for Black, in the Opening phase:

[Event "Checkmate Opening - Budepest Gambit (#2)"]
[Date "2012.02.02"]
[White "?"]
[Black "?"]
[Result "0-1"]
[PlyCount "16"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e5 {Budepest Gambit} 3. dxe5 Ng4 4. Bf4 Nc6 5. Nf3 Bb4+ 6. Nbd2 Qe7 7. a3 Ngxe5 8. axb4 Nd3# 0-1

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