Wednesday, December 29, 2010

The Staunton Gambit

In some ways similar to From's Gambit, the game runs as follows:

1. d4, f5
2. e4, fxe4
3. Nc3, d5

If 3.... Nf6, then 4. Bg5 still putting pressure on the d5 square, and indirectly on the e4 pawn. Now, if Black plays the correct 4....Nc6, then the game may continue: 5. Bxf6 exf6.  White should avoid 6. Nxe4 because of 6.....Qe7 winning material.

4. Qh5+, g6
5. Qxd5, Qxd5
6. Nxd5, Kd8
7. Bf4 ....

Black has no way of salvaging his c-pawn or his Rook.

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