Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...e5/2. Nf3/2...Nc6/3. d4/3...exd4< Chess Opening Theory | 1. e4 | 1...e5 | 2. Nf3 | 2...Nc6 | 3. d4
The main line is the natural move 4. Nxd4. White physically occupies the center and Black will probably attack it with 4...Bc5 or 4...Nf6.
White has also two other options.
- 4. Bc4, the Scotch Gambit. White leaves the pawn in peace and tries to establish attacking pressure with a lead in development.
- 4. c3, the Göring Gambit. A gambit that is quite similar to the Danish Gambit.
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- Batsford Chess Openings 2 (1989, 1994). Garry Kasparov, Raymond Keene. ISBN 0-8050-3409-9.