What's the best move order here?

  • #1

    Hey guys, I played a game recently and I was using the King's Gambit. My opponent played a move that I would like to know what the best move order for white is here. Here is the position..

    Thanks, M-W-R


  • #2

    As far as I know, 4.Nc3 first is the correct move order, to prevent ...d5

  • #3

    Oh really? Thanks!

  • #4

    The correct move order is 2. Nf3, so you're unable to play the awful f4.

  • #5

  • #6

    Thanks, appreciated.

  • #7

    It's not bad honestly, you can get great positions from that opening.

  • #8

    I was only kidding, really.

  • #9

    5.exd5 is the best way to play that position.  Seems like a decent defense for Black, though.

  • #10

    I realized, Scott.

  • #11

    I think it is Nc3, BTW scott is giving good advice, you should listen to him....

  • #12

    It looks like exd5 is probably best.  Other options (Bd3, e5, Nc3, etc.) seem a little slow. (e.g. after e5 g5 is annoying, Bd3 Bg4 threatening to win a pawn via dxe4 and taking on d4, and Nc3 gets into dubious lines like Nc3 dxe4, Nxe4 Qe7, Qe2 Bf5, and black has the initiative...)

  • #13
  • #14

    I would push the pawn e5 then take his pawn with my bishop.

  • #15
    CHCL wrote:

    I think it is Nc3, BTW scott is giving good advice, you should listen to him....

    I am listening to him Smile, I just didn't notice that he was kidding before.

  • #16

    I almost always play exd5 there. Smile

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