Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...c5/2. b4/2...cxb4

2...cxb4Edit

Black bravely accepts the Gambit. Since the Gambit is of questionable soundness, it is best to accept it. One trap: a3 d5! (Countering in the center) exd5 Qxd5 axb4?? (White, in his eagerness to regain the pawn, forgot a simple tactic), Qe5+ wins the rook on a1. The recommended refutation is to counterattack in the center at the right time.

Theory tableEdit

3 4
a3

d5!

exd5

Qxd5

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