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Stafford Gambit

elishabrowns
Can someone teach me the Stafford Gambit? Maybe play a few rounds showing me how it works? I can’t find a website on which to practice via drills. Thanks!
YouStoleMyButterfingers

As white or black?

Sikander2020

https://listudy.org/en/studies/1pih9z-the-stafford-gambit There are also many YouTube videos available for theory and traps

elishabrowns
As black
DaBabysBurner
elishabrowns wrote:
Can someone teach me the Stafford Gambit? Maybe play a few rounds showing me how it works? I can’t find a website on which to practice via drills. Thanks!

you won't find a lot on the Stafford gambit because it isn't that good. a few tricks but they're all easily prevented

YouStoleMyButterfingers

For black, you can try to sack the bishop on f2. Higher level players will know how to avoid this. Another diagonal is the h5 to d1 diagonal, so if white doesn't play h3 you can try to attack that way too.

 

 

 

Sikander2020

It's only fun when you are either both beginners and neither of you can remember all the variations or understand the theory behind them or maybe intermediate and in a blitz and there's isn't time to recall them. Then it's quite fun because there are so many variations and it's like being a kid again. listudy.org offers drills in many openings. But if you play an experienced player trying Stafford I've just felt a little foolish after the first few moves.