Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...e5/2. f4/2...exf4/3. Nf3

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King's Knight 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)

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Moves: 1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3
ECO code: C34-C39
Parent: King's Gambit Accepted


King's Knight Gambit[edit]

3. Nf3 is the most common move, preventing the Qh4 check and developing the Knight to its natural square. Black now has a choice of attempting to hold the f4 pawn, opening the center or disturbing white's play.

Theory table[edit]

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

1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3. Nf3

3
Classical Variation ...
g5
h4
g4
Ne5
Nf6
d4
d6
Nd3
Nxe4
Modern System ...
d5
Fischer Defence ...
d6
Cunningham-Euwe Variation ...
Be7
Schallopp Defence ...
Nf6
Becker Defence ...
h6

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References[edit]

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