I hate the King's Gambit. How do I play against it?

Lagomorph

get your king castled queenside asap.

LingLing8200
JackRoach wrote:
B1ZMARK wrote:

play 2...Nf6! usually lines transpose into harmless vienna gambit positions.

I wouldn't say harmless...

Vienna Gambit is hard to play.

Vienna Games are really easy to play if you know what you're doing, Vienna Gambit even more so

LingLing8200

I really like to play this as black

It's kinda hard to find a good second move for white in the Vienna

This just looks weird

verylate

I use the Vienna gambit as a way of entering KG lines that I like, and avoiding one of the defenses I don't enjoy playing against.

Mind you, there is the complicated mess after 1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.f4 d5, but for some reason not many players will enter that particular variation. 

LingLing8200
I do find this really interesting though:

 

Jsrsky

d5

Pulpofeira
verylate escribió:

I use the Vienna gambit as a way of entering KG lines that I like, and avoiding one of the defenses I don't enjoy playing against.

Mind you, there is the complicated mess after 1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.f4 d5, but for some reason not many players will enter that particular variation. 

I like that as black. It is recommended by Sakaev in his book about Petrov.

pfren
DerekDHarvey έγραψε:

Cunningham's can be very effective.

 

The only effectiveness I can see in your example is white being a piece up after 8.Bxd5.

BigGuppy

If you are trying to limit homework while playing something relatively sound I’d try both 2.d5 , Falkbeer Counter Gambit or just decline the gambit with a mainline KGD. Try both and see what feels best. If you take the pawn it may be best but you have to prepare for the Knight’s gambit and the Bishop Gambit or he may do something crazy and dangerous like a Muzio Gambit.  It’s all good. I’m just assuming you don’t want to study much.  

adilelmouaze

yes

 

GM_chess_player
BigGuppy wrote:

If you are trying to limit homework while playing something relatively sound I’d try both 2.d5 , Falkbeer Counter Gambit or just decline the gambit with a mainline KGD. Try both and see what feels best. If you take the pawn it may be best but you have to prepare for the Knight’s gambit and the Bishop Gambit or he may do something crazy and dangerous like a Muzio Gambit.  It’s all good. I’m just assuming you don’t want to study much.  

No, I'm fine studying lines to be honest. The games I lost against the KG were because I declined them. 

Moonwarrior_1
LingLing8200 wrote:

I really like to play this as black

It's kinda hard to find a good second move for white in the Vienna

This just looks weird

Lol