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If you wish to attempt to win with Black against the Kings Gambit my suggestion is to play this line: 1. e4 e5 2. f4 exf4 3. Nf3 g4! So far in my "test" I have won 5 out of 5 with 3. Nf3 g4! .
I thought you were playing White in all your test games, Ponz?
First I would like to apologize I have often been writing g4! instead of g5!
Goes back to my descriptive notation days I guess. I will correct.
In all the test games I am playing Black against the Kings Gambit.
So far 5 wins and 1 draw out of 9 games. I have learned quite a bit about the Kings Gambit in the last month.
The Kings Gambit when played with no errors probably leads to a draw.
This is true for all openings. If both player make no mistakes, then it should be a draw. But we all know that perfect play is impossible, even correspondence games with many days to think+engines+db aren't all draws.
It is true for all openings if they are "sound" There are some openings and gambits which are not sound.
Depnds how you define 'sound', I guess?
I would define "sound" as any opening [or gambit] where the other side cannot win with perfect play.
Depends how define "perfect play", I guess?....Your position is utterly subjective.
Well perfect play is making each time a move which gives you a fastest win in the won position and slowest draw/lose in the lost one
I too like playing against 3....g5. I ve won all games against it.
good for you. And how many games and against what competition?
I believe "sound" as a simple meaning... it is an opening that does not give a serious advantage to your opponent
Your definition of "sound" is reasonable. However, there are many definitions of a "sound" chess opening. Best when using the word "sound" to give the particular definition you are using. Otherwise you will be talking past each other.
the king's gambit lines should be studied so that one knows how to play against it but i don't think it should be played.
You cannot use engine play as a reason not to play an opening. That paper made the Caro look horrible when it is general consensus that it is a solid opening. Above all else, all openings are playable up until about 1900 in my opinion.
The sole thing this paper is proving is that the author is wasting precious time with nonsense.
Within reason, the first few moves do not gain advantage regardless.
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