14601 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
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..
As far as I know, 4.Nc3 first is the correct move order, to prevent ...d5
Oh really? Thanks!
i play Bc4 then e5 then 0-0 probably although playing e5 maybe overstretching so probably Nc3 is better
The correct move order is 2. Nf3, so you're unable to play the awful f4.
f4 isn't awful scott don't be so naive
oh wow you won 4 games so it must be a terrible opening yeah well done
It's not bad honestly, you can get great positions from that opening.
I was only kidding, really.
5.exd5 is the best way to play that position. Seems like a decent defense for Black, though.
I realized, Scott.
I think it is Nc3, BTW scott is giving good advice, you should listen to him....
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...)
I would push the pawn e5 then take his pawn with my bishop.
I am listening to him , I just didn't notice that he was kidding before.
I almost always play exd5 there.
by I_Am_Second 3 minutes ago
10/23/2014 - Weaving The Web
by CJD26 3 minutes ago
How about an "Add Time" button?
by Addicted-to-Chess97 3 minutes ago
Replies to 1.d4
by SeanHarper15 5 minutes ago
Does learning the Dutch Defense mean you also learn Bird's Opening?
by ThrillerFan 6 minutes ago
what to do about opponents like this
by SeanHarper15 7 minutes ago
Porn removal from discussion thread
by Fixing_A_Hole 9 minutes ago
Kings Indian Defense
by Fixing_A_Hole 14 minutes ago
Can Chess Be Used As a Torture Device? (Pictures included)
by BigKingBud 14 minutes ago
Today is my birthday! Should I change my username?
by Squarely 20 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2014 Chess.com
• Chess - English
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!