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  1. 15 Jan '09 04:39 / 2 edits
    When someone play me a king gambit.

    What should I do ?

    I know I have many option after 1. e4 e5 2. f4. but which is good
    One thing sure, I will not play 2.f5

    An other gambit, offering both the e and f pawn for active play.


    But there is many variation and none are explained... and he may not accept

    I don't really know anything about this, can someone explain me it.
  2. Standard member irontigran
    Rob Scheider is..
    15 Jan '09 04:40
    this is a blunder. do not play this!
  3. 15 Jan '09 04:43 / 1 edit
    A blunder. 2.f6 is a blunder. I do not see how to take advantage of this move. One thing I see, is that the f pawn will take the e pawn and maybe the f pawn, since I think d5... Nf3 and planty of oter things give back the pawn for nothing, so we may as well take a second pawn.
  4. Subscriber LordofADown
    King of all Hills
    15 Jan '09 04:48
    Accept and defend, never decline
  5. 15 Jan '09 05:17
    I have troubles defending agaisn't it" Everytimes, I end up losing, because my ennemy attack is too strong.
  6. 15 Jan '09 05:23
    If you want to play the counter-gambit, play 2. ... d5. After 3. exd e5 4. d3 Nf6 5. dxe Nxe5 6. Nf3 Bc5 7. Qe2 Bf5 you will have a pretty good game.
  7. Standard member irontigran
    Rob Scheider is..
    15 Jan '09 06:10
    oh, if youre black i would just accept the pawn, and neutralize the center with a d5 push. then mass develop
  8. 15 Jan '09 06:11
    Originally posted by jeroen1975
    If you want to play the counter-gambit, play 2. ... d5. After 3. exd e5 4. d3 Nf6 5. dxe Nxe5 6. Nf3 Bc5 7. Qe2 Bf5 you will have a pretty good game.
    That's actually the refutation to black's system.
  9. Standard member ptobler
    Patzer
    15 Jan '09 06:53
    Always accept the King's Gambit
  10. 15 Jan '09 10:27
    Originally posted by paulbuchmanfromfics
    That's actually the refutation to black's system.
    ehmmm, no it's not
  11. 15 Jan '09 17:20
    2...Bc5 gives interesting play I think. 3.fxe4 allows 3...Qa4 and general nastiness, so white usually plays 3. Nf3 and you can defend with 3...d4 causing problems as white can't castle for a while.
  12. 15 Jan '09 19:19
    Well, for now, I do not think 5.d4 is a very good move. I would except something like 5.Nc3
    I heard of that counter gambit, but I never face it. this is some crazy play.
  13. Standard member Wulebgr
    Angler
    15 Jan '09 20:12
    Originally posted by Sophy
    When someone play me a king gambit.

    What should I do ?
    Take the king!
  14. Standard member BillyVoltaire
    Achiever
    16 Jan '09 04:12
    Definitely take the gambit. Black gets some great games out of well defensed KG. If black knows KG theory well, white better try something else. I would much rather play black in a KGA than white...

    BV
  15. Standard member Alzheimer
    A brain like a sieve
    16 Jan '09 16:43
    I normally play 2...exf4 and then defend with 3...g5

    Gives both players nice options of attacking and also there is loads of theorie(at least in Database)!!!!!