Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...e5/2. Nf3/2...Nc6/3. Nc3/3...Nf6/4. Nxe5

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Halloween 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)
Moves: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Nxe5

Halloween GambitEdit

The Halloween or Müller-Schulze Gambit is an aggressive and complex gambit. White sacrifices a piece with the idea of central pawn storm, with the possibility of gaining time by driving back the black knights.

Theory tableEdit

For explanation of theory tables, see theory table and for notation, see algebraic notation.
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Nxe5

4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Nxe5
Nxe5
d4
Nc6
d5
Bb4
dxc6
Nxe4
Qd4
Qe7
Be3
Nxc3
Qxg7
Nd5+
c3
bxc3
=/=+
...
..
...
Ng6
e5
Ng8
Bc4
d5
Bxd5
c6
Bb3
Bb4
O-O
Bxc3
bxc3
N8e7
=+
...
Nxe4?!
Qh5
Qf6
Qxf7
Qxf7
Nxf7
Kxf7
Bc4
Ke7
Nxe4
Nd4
Bd3
+=
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Nxf2
Nxh8
Nxh1
Nb5
Nb4
Nxc7+
Kd8
Nxa8
Nxc2+
+=

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ReferencesEdit

  • Larry Kaufman, The Chess Advantage in Black and White (p. 328)