There was a time when the King's Gambit was the favourite chess opening of every attacking player. In the glory days of Paul Morphy it was considered almost cowardly to play anything else. Legends such as Spassky and Bronstein kept the flame burning in the 20th century, but its popularity faded, as many players are wary of sacrificing a pawn for long-term compensation. There are honourable exceptions whose games prove that this ancient weapon can still draw blood: Morozevich, Short and Zvjaginsev are world-class players who attack with the King's Gambit.
GM John Shaw has been Scottish Champion three times. He used to play the King's Gambit and promises to do so again.