Chess Opening Theory/1. d4/1...d5/2. e4/2...dxe4

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Blackmar-Diemer Gambit (BDG)
a b c d e f g h
8 a8 b8 c8 d8 e8 f8 g8 h8 8
7 a7 b7 c7 d7 e7 f7 g7 h7 7
6 a6 b6 c6 d6 e6 f6 g6 h6 6
5 a5 b5 c5 d5 e5 f5 g5 h5 5
4 a4 b4 c4 d4 e4 f4 g4 h4 4
3 a3 b3 c3 d3 e3 f3 g3 h3 3
2 a2 b2 c2 d2 e2 f2 g2 h2 2
1 a1 b1 c1 d1 e1 f1 g1 h1 1
a b c d e f g h
Position in Forsyth-Edwards Notation(FEN)

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Blackmar-Diemer Gambit (BDG)[edit]

2...dxe4[edit]

White has given up his king's pawn, in hopes of an aggressive game. Since there is no way White can win a pawn back immediately, he can expect this set-up most times he plays the Blackmar-Diemar Gambit. The most respectful move for White would be Nc3, putting pressure on the e4 pawn. Sometimes Bc4 is played, in hope of trapping Black quickly with a variation of Scholar's Mate.

Theory table[edit]

For explanation of theory tables see theory table and for notation see algebraic notation.

1. d4 d5 2. e4 dxe4

3 4 5
Nc3
Nf6
f3
Bf5
g4
Bg6
=
Bb5+
c6
Be2
Qa5+
Qd2
Qb6
=-
Bf4
Nf6
Nc3
e6
Nh3
Bb4
=-

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References[edit]

  • Batsford Chess Openings 2 (1989, 1994). Garry Kasparov, Raymond Keene. ISBN 0-8050-3409-9.