Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...e5/2. f4/2...exf4/3. Kf2

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King's Own 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)

rnbqkbnr/pppp1ppp/8/8/4Pp2/8/PPPP1KPP/RNBQ1BNR

Moves: 1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Kf2
ECO code: C33
Parent: King's Gambit Accepted

King's Own Gambit[edit]

This allows 3...Qh4+ 4.g3 fxg3+ 5.Kg2. It seems that White has given up two pawns for nothing, but Black must proceed cautiously, or White can use the many open lines with surprising effectiveness.

Theory table[edit]

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

1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3. Kf2

3 4 5
King's Own Gambit ...
Qh4+
g3
fxg3+
Kg2
Qxe4+
-/+

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References[edit]

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

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