Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...e5/2. Nf3/2...Nc6/3. Bc4/3...Bc5/4. b4

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Evans 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)
Moves: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. b4

Evans Gambit[edit | edit source]

4.b4[edit | edit source]

White offers a pawn to gain a positional advantage in the center. Should Black accept the gambit with 4...Bxb4, White would begin launching an attack in the center with 5. c3 and later on, 6. d4.

Theory table[edit | edit source]

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

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.b4

4 5 6
Evans Gambit Accepted ...
Bxb4
c3
Ba5
d4
d6
Qb3
Qd7
Evans Gambit Declined ...
Bb6
a4
a6
Nc3
d6
Nd5
Ba7
+=
Hein Countergambit ...
d5
exd5
Nxb4

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