The Widow's gambit was played, and she had not won the game.
White opens with Queen's pawn to Qu 3, and Black recognizes the gambit.
This is one of the oldest systems of defence against the Queen's Gambit.
The idea was more than just a gambit to attract Ashe's attention, it was true!
It was a little conversational flourish, a gambit in the polite game.
It was the first ...