Hi and welcome to my Kings Gambit Accepted Bishops Gambit Cozio Variation review. This is a short game played at chess.com with 30 min time controls. My opponent was rated a little higher than me. In this version of the kings gambit accepted the white king does not castle because he moves early. By choice the bishop was taken out before the knight. This allows Black Queen to check on move 3. White regains a little momentum when he moves the knight attacking the black Queen. I saw this opening when I was studying Paul Morphy’s games. It is the opening used in his very first recorded game against his father.
In conclusion I would say that I probably got lucky since my opponent was more than likely unfamiliar with his opening. I nonetheless managed to activate all my pieces and win against a stronger opponent. Having a bit more active pieces helped me win a pawn and also defend my king when needed. I would probably not recommend anyone to play this opening but I would recommend people to take a look a some of Paul Morphy’s games. Thanks for reading and hope you enjoyed my Kings Gambit Accepted Bishops Gambit Cozio Variation game review.