How should I react on Queen E7 in the danish gambit?

  • #1

    I have to admit, that I´m quite a beginner. So I was quite confused about the black queen moving to e7. How should I react?

  • #2

    nc3,nc6,nf3,nf6.o-o,pd6,re1----black is thinking of qb3,which u should not do.

  • #3

    My first guess is to be happy Black may have made a bad move and then play Nc3.

  • #4

    Sounds good. Thanks a lot!

    Here´s another move, I did not exspect, which is putting me in trouble: 

    C7-C6 is putting me in kind of trouble. What would you recommend?

  • #5

    Qb3 looks strong enough.. or perhaps just Nf3

  • #6

    I tried Qb3. The problem is, that after Qe7 my pawn is blocked and black might come up with pawn d5.

  • #7

    c6 just looks awful, white sacrifices two pawns to bring his pieces out, black plays a move that doesn't develop a piece and actually stunts development?

    Just get your pieces out. Nc3 again, Nf3, probably both good.

  • #8

    And as I understood the danish gambit, the focus is to make pressure and not loose tempo. 

  • #9

    Remember if you are lucky you can win against a grandmaster with a two pawn sac in the opening.

  • #10

    Here's a simple line against the Danish. It's been used countless times in junior tournaments against players whose coaches think the Danish is a great line for scholastics to learn.

    The Danish is a good line to learn and to play in casual games, but not so good to use in serious tournament play.

  • #11

    The focus in the Danish is to find an opponent stupid enough to play nondeveloping moves while being two pawns up.

    Unfortunately, most aren't that stupid... with simple+sane play, white is much worse (two pawns for just a moderate development advantage are too many).

  • #12
  • #13

    Ok. Looks like I should go for different openings. Thanks anyway!

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