Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...e5/2. Nf3/2...Nf6/3. Nxe5/3...Nc6/4. Nxc6/4...dxc6/5. e5/5...Ne4
|Moves: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 Nc6 4. Nxc6 dxc6 5. e5 Ne4|
Stafford Gambit[edit | edit source]
5...Ne4[edit | edit source]
Rather than moving their knight back, Black plants his knight in the middle of the board. It aims at the weak f-pawn and White is tempted to remove the knight from the square. The inconspicuous move actually sets up a trap if White pushes their 6. d3 or 6. f3 pawn. Instead, a good response for White is 6. d4, creating a strong center in the middle of the board.
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