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opening gambit

Fig. an opening movement, tactic, or statement which is made to secure a position that is to one's advantage. The rebel army's opening gambit was to bomb the city's business district. The prosecution's opening gambit was to call a witness who linked the defendant to the scene of the crime.
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An appeal went out in the Gentleman's Journal in 1871 on behalf of the inventor of the Evans Gambit.
In "Knight's Gambit," the reader must ponder the bedrock of Stevens's post-Harriss actions alongside the false leads that Max Harriss and his sister lay; in short, the reader must consider whether the lawyer wishes to prevent murder by disrupting Max's plan against the Argentinean cavalry officer Sebastian Gualdres and, as a fillip, attain kingship by marrying Melisandre, or vice versa.
Then two years ago, I saw Gambit and I knew I had to go for it.
Twenty-five years after these programs' missions ended, it's exciting to finally share our work with our families and the public," said Leslie Mitchell, retired program manager, GAMBIT, Eastman Kodak Research and Engineering.
Partner at Gambit Mr Rowe said: "Pinnacle has an excellent market position, arising from its long history in this sector, combined with its high level of customer retention.
Writer and producer Simon Kinberg agreed with Donner to do Gambit and Mystique, pointing out Jennifer Lawrence's take on the shape-shifting character.
Approximately 400 former employees involved in some aspect of Hexagon and Gambit and their guests attended the ceremony which featured displays and videos highlighting spacecraft production, launch and technical capabilities including actual Earth imagery.
But in the end the gambit failed miserably when the Justice Department rejected the overture.
Tate has had the race in mind for Distant Memories since the turn of the year and intends to aim Kings Gambit at Group races later in the season, but he said yesterday: "The race looks ideal for Distant Memories and I think he has improved, but I don't think either he or Kings Gambit could get anywhere near Fame And Glory.
Michael Prichard's been the reader for all the Rex Stout mysteries, providing a smooth and continuous trend to the Nero Wolfe classics which continues in the latest GAMBIT (1572704411, $27.
KINGS Gambit can gain reward for a season of consistent efforts in the Garbutt & Elliott Conditions Stakes at York today.
TRAINER Tom Tate yesterday announced that he will try to overturn the controversial decision not to award the pounds 150,000 John Smith's Cup to his Kings Gambit, writes David Carr.
NASDAQ:ATAR), New York, one of the world's most recognized brands and a third-party video game publisher, will publish ArmA: Gold, a compilation of Arma: Combat Operations and Arma: Queens Gambit, Bohemia Interactive's newest military expansion pack for the Windows platform also available via digital download.
Robbie Keane sits down to meet the media at Melwood after completing his move to Liverpool from Tottenham and offers this as his opening gambit.
The Singapore-MIT GAMBIT Game Lab (GAMBIT) is a five-year research initiative that addresses important challenges faced by the global digital game research community and industry, with a core focus on identifying and solving research problems using a multi-disciplinary approach that can be applied by Singapore's digital game industry.