Taking Out The Trash - Part 5 - The Englund Gambit

NM ih8sens
Jun 8, 2013, 10:50 AM |

This one is just winning for white, so I don't think I'll have my inbox spammed with "But what about this line..." over this particular blog!

The Englund gambit starts with 1. d4 e5?  There is a trap based around 2. dxe5 Nc6 3. Nf3 Qe7?! 

I'm going to recommend you 'fall for it'.

My (now standard) disclaimer: Your opponent will not be obliged to play the exact line I have given black in this game.  He/she is free to make even worse moves, at which point you'll have to start thinking for yourself.  Sometimes the resulting positions are still complicated, but I can assure you this: your position will be objectively better.