Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...e5/2. f4/2...d5/3. exd5/3...e4

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Falkbeer Countergambit
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)


Falkbeer Countergambit[edit | edit source]

3...e4[edit | edit source]

After giving the pawn on d5, the e4 square is now free so Black pushes the e pawn instead of taking on f4. The idea is to ruin White's plan of opening the f file. The e4 pawn will also be quite a nuisance for White as it prevents natural development of the knight on f3. White will thus try to get rid of this pawn as soon as possible.

Theory table[edit | edit source]

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

1. e4 e5 2.f4 d5 3.exd5 e4

4 5 6

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References[edit | edit source]

  • Nunn's Chess Openings. 1999. John Nunn (Editor), Graham Burgess, John Emms, Joe Gallagher. ISBN 1-8574-4221-0.