Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...e5/2. Bc4/2...Nf6/3. d4/3...exd4

Bishop's Opening: Ponziani-Urusov 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. Bc4 Nf6 3. d4 exd4

Bishop's Opening: Ponziani-Urusov Gambit edit

3... exd4! edit

Black strongest and natural response is to accept the gambit with 3...exd4. This is the best option against the Urusov Gambit, accepting the sacrificed d4-pawn.

If Black know what has to be done, they will reach an equal or even slightly better position.

Theory table edit

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1. e4 e5 2. Bc4 Nf6 3.d4!? exd4!

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