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What's the best move order here?


  • 23 months ago · Quote · #1

    M-W-R

    Hey guys, I played a game recently and I was using the King's Gambit. My opponent played a move that I would like to know what the best move order for white is here. Here is the position..

    Thanks, M-W-R


  • 23 months ago · Quote · #2

    Mainline_Novelty

    As far as I know, 4.Nc3 first is the correct move order, to prevent ...d5

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #3

    M-W-R

    Oh really? Thanks!

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #4

    Oran_perrett

    i play Bc4 then e5 then 0-0 probably although playing e5 maybe overstretching so probably Nc3 is better

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #5

    Scottrf

    The correct move order is 2. Nf3, so you're unable to play the awful f4.

  • 22 months ago · Quote · #6

    Oran_perrett

    f4 isn't awful scott don't be so naive

  • 22 months ago · Quote · #7

    Scottrf

  • 22 months ago · Quote · #8

    Oran_perrett

    oh wow you won 4 games so it must be a terrible opening yeah well done

  • 22 months ago · Quote · #9

    Scottrf

    Thanks, appreciated.

  • 22 months ago · Quote · #10

    M-W-R

    It's not bad honestly, you can get great positions from that opening.

  • 22 months ago · Quote · #11

    Scottrf

    I was only kidding, really.

  • 22 months ago · Quote · #12

    GreenCastleBlock

    5.exd5 is the best way to play that position.  Seems like a decent defense for Black, though.

  • 22 months ago · Quote · #13

    M-W-R

    I realized, Scott.

  • 22 months ago · Quote · #14

    CHCL

    I think it is Nc3, BTW scott is giving good advice, you should listen to him....

  • 22 months ago · Quote · #15

    kdl88

    It looks like exd5 is probably best.  Other options (Bd3, e5, Nc3, etc.) seem a little slow. (e.g. after e5 g5 is annoying, Bd3 Bg4 threatening to win a pawn via dxe4 and taking on d4, and Nc3 gets into dubious lines like Nc3 dxe4, Nxe4 Qe7, Qe2 Bf5, and black has the initiative...)

  • 22 months ago · Quote · #16

    kdl88

  • 22 months ago · Quote · #17

    bcoburn2

    I would push the pawn e5 then take his pawn with my bishop.

  • 22 months ago · Quote · #18

    M-W-R

    CHCL wrote:

    I think it is Nc3, BTW scott is giving good advice, you should listen to him....

    I am listening to him Smile, I just didn't notice that he was kidding before.

  • 22 months ago · Quote · #19

    Wizard_Chess97

    I almost always play exd5 there. Smile


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