Evan`s Gambit: b4?!
The Evans Gambit is played by the moves: e4,e5,Nf3,Nc6,Bc4,Bc5,b4
The opening is named after Welsh sea captain William Daves Evans. It`s parent opening is a familliar opening- The Giouco Piano and the gambit is an aggressive variant of the Giuoco Piano. According to Reuben Fine, The Evan poses a challenge for Black.
In the diagram I showed you, it said that accepting the gambit is a bit stronger than declining it. There is also the bishop retreating. What retreats are used?(That is where does the bishop retreat to?) Here they are:
Ba5- the most popular one
Bc5- the 2nd most popular
Be7- the safest retreat and has been played by Anand(probably most amateurs will do that)
Bd6- The Stone-Ware Def. named after Henry Nathan Stone and Preston Ware.
Bf8- Mayet Def.; played rarely
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