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King's Gambit Declined

I think the King's Gambit is really old-fashioned. But never the less it is a nice opening.

After 1.) e4 e5 2.) f4 black has 3  lines to DECLINE the f-pawn:

Bc5, d6, and f6 (I know what you're thinking about f6...)

Now if you guessed, f6 fails to the following manner:

Now there is two other lines to go with:

Bc5, and d6

These two moves are the good ones. They both have a strong purpose, but their purposes are vastly different.

Bc5 favors a lead in development, and d6 chooses to defend its pawn immediately so it doesn't have to be bothered about later.

(Bc5 diagram)

(d6 diagram)




Comments


  • 19 months ago

    quietvolcano

    In my game, my rating was about 1000 through 1100.

  • 19 months ago

    quietvolcano

    The King's gambit is a risky (but not bad) opening to play. Why? Well, here's a game I played in a tournament where I live.

    Be carful when u play the King's Gambit!

  • 19 months ago

    quietvolcano

    The Benko. Whew!

  • 19 months ago

    DaChessJoker

    I know a lot about weird openings you'd never expect.

    Next up:

    THE BENKO GAMBIT!!!

  • 19 months ago

    quietvolcano

    I never knew u knew so much about the KGD.

  • 19 months ago

    DaChessJoker

    The d5 square is a strategic square in the 2...Bc5 line.

    Also try to not fall behind in development against black. Some ideas are 0-0-0 (for black) and pushing pawns with moves like g5 and h5. If white doesn't act fast, he may be in big trouble.

  • 19 months ago

    ArnesonStidgeley

    What do you think the strategy for White should be in the 2...Bc5 line?

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