Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...e5/2. Nf3/2...Nf6/3. Nxe5/3...Nc6/4. Nxc6

Stafford 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 Nf6 3. Nxe5 Nc6 4. Nxc6

Stafford GambitEdit

4. Nxc6Edit

White, being up one pawn in material, trades knights. Black plans to take the sacrifice in material in exchange for rapid development.

Theory tableEdit

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1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 Nc6 4. Nxc6

4 5
Stafford Gambit (5. d3)
...
dxc6
d3
Bc5
+
4 5
Stafford Gambit (5. e5)
...
dxc6
e5
Ne4
+
4 5
Stafford Gambit (5. Nc3)
...
dxc6
Nc3
Bc5
+
4 5
Stafford Gambit (4...bxc6 5. e3) ...

bxc6

d3
d5
+

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