Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...b6/2. d4/2...Bb7/3. Bd3/3...f5

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Matovinsky 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)

rn1qkbnr/pbppp1pp/1p6/5p2/3PP3/3B4/PPP2PPP/RNBQK1NR

Moves: 1.e4 b6 2. d4 Bb7 3. Bd3 f5
ECO code: B00
Parent: King's Pawn Opening

Matovinsky Gambit[edit]

3...f5[edit]

Offering white the f-pawn, in exchange for exposing white's unprotected g-pawn and cornered rook. White can now play:

  • 4. exf5, accepting the gambit and exposing white's unprotected g-pawn and cornered rook
  • Or, white may decline the gambit by not playing 4...exf5

Theory table[edit]

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

1.e4 b6 2. d4 Bb7 3. Bd3 f5

4 5 6 7 8
exf5
Bxg2
Qh5+
g6
fxg6
Nf6
gxh7+
Nxh5
Bg6#

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