Chess Opening Theory/1. d4/1...f5/2. e4

Staunton Gambit
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)

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Moves: 1.d4 f5 2.e4
ECO code: A82-A83
Parent: Dutch Defence

Staunton GambitEdit

2. e4Edit

The type of approach one might expect to be successful against the Dutch in view of the weak h5-e8 diagonal. Practice has shown that Black has adequate resources and it difficult for white to show much after a skirmish to recover the pawn sacrifice.

Theory tableEdit

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

1.d4 f5 2.e4

2 3 4 5 6 7
e4
fxe4
Nc3
Nf6
Bg5
c6
f3
d5
fxe4
dxe4
Bc4
Bg4
=
...
...
...
...
...
Nc6
d5
Ne5
Qd4
Nf7
Bxf6
exf6
=
Kingston Defence
by transposition
...
e6
exf5
exf5
Bd3
Nc6
Nf3





+=
Balogh Defence
by transposition
...
d6
Nc3
Nf6
Bd3
fxe4
Nxe4
Nxe4




+=

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ReferencesEdit

  • Nunn's Chess Openings. 1999. John Nunn (Editor), Graham Burgess, John Emms, Joe Gallagher. ISBN 1-8574-4221-0.
  • Batsford Chess Openings 2 (1989, 1994). Garry Kasparov, Raymond Keene. ISBN 0-8050-3409-9.
Last modified on 3 September 2009, at 00:26