The Boden Gambit

ogerboy
ogerboy
Dec 13, 2008, 12:00 AM |
10 | Opening Theory

The Boden Gambit was first introduced to me by Eric Schiller's 'First Chess Opening', and ever since then, I occasionally use it in my local club, especially when playing blitz. As quoted by Mikhail Tal, 'in speed chess, it is easier to attack with less pieces than to defend with more pieces'.

So anyway, the moves that make the Boden Gambit is 1.e4 e5 2.Bc4 Nf6 3. Nf3 Nxe4 4.Nc3 Nxc3 5.dxc3.

Like most gambits, white offers a pawn for a lead in development. The game may continue as below, after which white is guarenteed a easy game as black's king is no where near castling. Please note that i made a mistake of describing black's f6 the next move.

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