Chess Opening Theory/1. g4/1...d5
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Black responds by threatening capture on g4. This is a sound response to 1. g4, as opposed to the more gimmicky 1...e5. Although white's g4 pawn is at risk, white can also give it up, in return receiving a substantial position improvement. As a result, 2. Bg2 is commonly played, followed up by 2...c6 or 2...Bxg4.
No stats as 1. g4 occurs rarely among serious chess players.
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- Michael Basman (1989). The Killer Grob. Pergamon chess openings. ISBN 0080371310.
- Batsford Chess Openings 2 (1989, 1994). Garry Kasparov, Raymond Keene. ISBN 0-8050-3409-9.