Gambits

 

A gambit never becomes sheer routine as long as you fear you may lose the king and pawn ending!  -  Bent Larsen

 

There is not a single true chess-player in the world whose heart does not beat faster at the mere sound of such long beloved and familiar words as 'gambit games'.  -  David Bronstein

 

In the laboratory the gambits all test unfavorably, but the old rule wears well, that all gambits are sound over the board.  -  William Ewart Napier

 

What is the object of playing a gambit opening?... To acquire a reputation of being a dashing player at the cost of losing a game.  - Siegbert Tarrasch