Translation of gambit in Spanish:

gambit

Pronunciation: /ˈgæmbət; ˈgæmbɪt/

n

  • 1.1 (stratagem) táctica (feminine) a conversational o opening gambit una táctica para entablar conversación
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    • The Australians believe it is a psychological gambit to use and gain advantage over the opposition.
    • The loser of this copycat election will lament all the strategic gambits that fell short in the end.
    • Assign your staff to build the sort of book on Russert's techniques, rhetorical gambits, and political obsessions that you'd want going into a debate with an opposing candidate.
    1.2 (in chess) gambito (masculine)
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    • By the time I was an ‘A’ player, gambits including the Smith-Morra were fully appreciated.
    • True fans of the gambit should consider this a challenge.
    • This book is geared toward the average player, but there is no discussion of gambit tries by white.

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