In more general terms, though, the chained CPI gambit is not playing out so well for Obama, either.
One gambit is to require photo identification, a reasonable-sounding provision that 34 states have now adopted.
He also did well with his Latino gambit since, once again, the media, including many conservatives, were sympathetic to amnesty.
But it is the backbone of the permanent warfare-state bureaucracy that keeps the gambit going.
The Turkey-Israel gambit shows he may actually have it in him.
Is the Knight's gambit recognized now as a permissible opening in chess?
White opens with Queen's pawn to Qu 3, and Black recognizes the gambit.
Our hero had first move, and ventured the Evans' gambit, which he lost after seven hours' fighting, and upwards of seventy moves.
It was a little conversational flourish, a gambit in the polite game.
A final game, in which she adopted the Muzio gambit as her opening, was terminated by Elfride's victory at the twelfth move.
"chess opening in which a pawn is risked for advantage later," 1650s, gambett, from Italian gambetto, literally "a tripping up" (as a trick in wrestling), from gamba "leg," from Late Latin gamba (see gambol). Applied to chess openings in Spanish in 1561 by Ruy Lopez, who traced it to the Italian word, but the form in Spanish generally was gambito, which led to French gambit, which has influenced the English spelling of the word. Broader sense of "opening move meant to gain advantage" in English is recorded from 1855.