Originally posted by tejo
I was thinking and typing at the same time😳. The moves I wanted to put down were only f4-d5.
Besides that I think f4-d5 e4 is a variation of the Bird's. Isn't it called williams gambit or something like that? Not sure though. You are the master of the bird's Olav.
Well, I think I do know alot about the Bird, but never heard of the Williams Gambit, I'll look it up!
Looks interesting though, 1.f4 d5 2.e4, 2..dxe4 and 2..Nf6 appear to be good responses, but transposable to the Falkbeer as well with 2..e5.
I looked it up in my Bird Opening Book, I can't find references to the name of the gambit, but it indeed exists. Haven't found much theory about it, but this appears to be the main line: 1.f4 d5 2.e4 dxe4 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Qe2, with alot of options for Black to play now, 4..Nc6 (appears to be most solid), 4..Bf5, 4..Bg5 and 4..Qd5 are a few of them.