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king's gambit defense

king's gambit defense

Nov 13, 2009, 5:19 AM 0

This opening was the most popular opening in the 1800s. White offers a pawn in exchange for rapid development. It's rarely seen now at the master level; according to Keene it's been found that Black can obtain a reasonable position (giving nothing for White's pawn).

  1. e4 e5  2. f4

A natural following move is "exf4" accepting the gambit. [King's Gambit]

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