Originally posted by pwnguinBlack's position looks good, not a good order for white's moves.
After some standard theory,
[fen]r3k1nr/ppp2ppp/1bnp1q2/8/1PBpP1b1/1QP2N2/P4PPP/RNB2RK1 w kq - 0 9[/fen]
this position arises, with white to move. How does white gain the advantage? Obviously if the the bishop takes the knight instead of the black queen move on the prior move, white gains a decent advantage with Bxf7, but how does white refute 8...Qf6?
...[text shortened]... white to generate winning chances?
I don't think delaying castling leads to anything better.
Originally posted by RabbitColdYes, but what to do after the pawn is declined? Perhaps you could post some sample lines? White gets nothing better than equality from what I see.
Yeah instead of white playing castle, why not attack instantly with c3. (Lev Alburt- Chess openings for white explained) You might look into it if you want to play scotch gambit.
Originally posted by LordofADownI agree.
Rabbit is correct!
You castle too early in this line.
1. e4 e5 2. nf3 nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Bc4 Bc5 5. c3 d6(exchange declined!) 6. cxd4! and the center is yours, retreat follows ...Bb6 and you gain initiative.
5... Nf6 6. cxd4 or 6. e5 are both acceptable.
After that white has advantage.
Reminds me of the Evan's gambit without the gambit.