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Finally, one opponent tried 5. qe2 nc6 6. be3 ! How should black respond?
Well, if White is going to offer exchanges, Black should accept with 6 ...Bxe3. But White could have just developed with 6 Nf3 and a slight advantage based on his strong pawn at e4 which establishes a beach head in the center, securing White greater space for the foreseeable future. Why offer trades which lose time instead of developing?
Still, the whole idea of declining the Danish with 3 ...d3 is odd. Black gets virtually instant equal play with ...d5 after capturing any of the pawns (d, c, b), there is no benefit to be had to ...d3.
Yeah, I met this line often in rapid and blitz tournament. I accept all the gambit pawns then return them all. Here is my line: [1.e4 e5 2.d4 cxd4 3.c3 dxc3 4.Bc4 cxb2 5.Bxb2 then I start returning them d5! 6.Bxd5 Nf6 7.Bxf7 Kxf7 8.Qxd8 Bb4+ 9.Qd2 Bxd2 10.Nxd2 Re8 11.Ngf3 Nc6 12.0-0 Bg4 with decent play.]
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