Taking Out The Trash - Part 1 - The Budapest Gambit
The Budapest Gambit
1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3! ... A friend of mine suggested this move order (over 2. c4) a couple years ago because it "avoids the Budapest". However, the Budapest is nothing to be scared of. Certain variations of the Kings Indian, Grunfeld, Benoni, and QGD that become possible with an early white Nf3, on the other hand, may be a little bit scarier. On that note, I present to you a practical and effective way to approach this strange defense. Note that the mainline, up until move 15, is far and away the most common choice of Budapest players. The knight sacrifice based on 4. ... g5 is also popular. I suggest analyzing these two lines closely.