Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...e5/2. Nf3/2...Nc6/3. Bc4/3...Nd4/4. Nxe5

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Blackburne Shilling 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. Bc4 Nd4 4. Nxe5
Parent: Italian Game

4. Nxe5?!Edit

This looks natural, but it is not a good move as there is a strong double attack! After Qg5!, White is in a lot of trouble and has to give up a piece to have a playable game. This is known as the Blackburne-Shilling gambit. After Qg5, both e5 and g2 are attacked by the queen.

Theory tableEdit

4 5 6 7
...

Qg5

Bxf7

Kd8

Ng4

Nh6

Nxf7??

Qxg2

Rf1

Qxe4+

Qe2

Nxe2

-/+

Be2??

Nf3#

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