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A bust for 2... f6?

The opening 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 f6? is often played by very early beginners. It doesn't look good but it can be hard for a biginners to fully refute. For example, in this game (before I figured out the refutation) I had to play a positional struggle and then my opponent made a tactical error when running his king. This was a comfortable position for me but it was still not a simple execution in the opening. On to the first game!

White won but it was more of a courtesy from black than a refutation by white. Here is the refutation line:
Enjoy a victory in eight moves or less!


  • 5 years ago


  • 5 years ago


  • 6 years ago


    My mistake. 6. Bc4+! is monstrous. See line:

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