Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...e5/2. Nf3/2...Nf6/3. Nxe5/3...Nc6/4. Nxc6/4...dxc6/5. d3/5...Bc5/6. Bg5
|Stafford Gambit - Main Line|
|Moves: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 Nc6 4. Nxc6 dxc6 5. d3 Bc5 6. Bg5|
Stafford Gambit - Main Line[edit | edit source]
6.Bg5??[edit | edit source]
Right off the bat, White falls into Black's hand by trying to pin the f6 knight with the dark square bishop. Although at first this seems like an okay move, White's king is unprotected and the opponent can go on the offensive. With the amazing move 6...Nxe4!, the Black queen is sacrificed and White's best follow-up is ignoring the queen and instead trying to defend their side of the board.
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