Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...e5/2. Nf3/2...Nc6/3. Nc3/3...Nf6/4. Nxe5

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Halloween Gambit
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)

r1bqkb1r/pppp1ppp/2n2n2/4N3/4P3/2N5/PPPP1PPP/R1BQKB1R

Halloween Gambit[edit]

The Halloween or Müller-Schulze Gambit is an aggressive and complex gambit. White sacrifices a piece with the idea of central pawn storm, with the possibility of gaining time by driving back the black knights.

Theory table[edit]

For explanation of theory tables see theory table and for notation see algebraic notation.
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Nxe5

4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Nxe5
Nxe5
d4
Nc6
d5
Bb4
dxc6
Nxe4
Qd4
Qe7
Be3
Nxc3
Qxg7
Nxd5
c3
bxc3
=/=+
...
..
...
Ng6
e5
Ng8
Bc4
d5
Bxd5
c6
Bb3
Bb4
O-O
Bxc3
bxc3
N8e7
=+
...
Nxe4?!
Qh5
Qf6
Qxf7
Qxf7
Nxf7
Kxf7
Bc4
Ke7
Nxe4
Nd4
Bd3


+=
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Nxf2
Nxh8
Nxh1
Nb5
Nb4
Nxc7+
Kd8
Nxa8
Nxc2+
+=

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References[edit]

  • Larry Kaufman, The Chess Advantage in Black and White (p. 328)