Playing the de Smet Gambit vs 1225 (ACM) blitz chess | FIDE Online Arena

Recording my journey to the FIDE Arena Candidate Master (ACM) online chess title.

Transposition to the de Smet Gambit from the Philidor Defense. Black gets quick development and good scope for the bishops in exchange for the pawn. Computer analysis had me doing quite well, but I missed the active play along White’s King’s side. Unable to find a plan, I sacrificed a pawn, which ultimately gave the game away.

Game:

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