The tomato gambit

rychessmaster1
Hello, rychessmaster here and I am going to talk about bulldog openings
First up is the tomato gambit, which starts with 1. f4 g5
Is it sound, I think not, black gets some comp for the pawn after 2. fxg5 Wg7+ 3. Bf2 Nd6, but is it enough?
vickalan

Do you have a link to where it's been played, or can you post a diagram? (I'm not good at reading chess moves without seeing the board).meh.png

rychessmaster1
https://www.chess.com/forum/view/chess960-chess-variants/bulldog-chess-with-witch-jhonhs-vs-horribletomato
rychessmaster1
Tomato?
Any comments?
raisingsun

sun opening - d4 f5 Wd2 https://www.chess.com/forum/view/chess960-chess-variants/bulldog-tournament-game-1-raisingsun-vs-rychessmaster1

rychessmaster1
We shall see how well the sun opening works
vickalan

For the tomato gambit, John actually resolves check by a queen move (not bishop). Their game started like this:
1.f4...g5
2.fxg5...Wg7+
3.Qf2...Nd6

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vickalan

I'm far from an expert, but I think the gambit may be sound. White gains the pawn, but it leaves his king exposed and he is immediately checked by ...Wg7+. It's easy to resolve this check, but by now White has a vulnerable pawn, and Black is better in development.

Other opinions? Fun to see some games being studied! (and not just played).happy.png