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Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...e5/2. f4/2...exf4/3. Bc4

King's Gambit Accepted
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)


King's Bishop Gambit AcceptedEdit


With this move, white develops the bishop. This move, common in the nineteenth century, is now less popular than 3. Nf3. Black has an opportunity to prevent white from castling with 3...Qh4+, but in exchange places his queen on a poor square. Alternatively, the second player can develop a piece with 3...Nf6 or play aggressively in the center and give up a pawn with 3...d5 for open lines.

Theory tableEdit

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

1. e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Bc4

King's Gambit Accepted ...

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