Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...e5/2. Nf3/2...Nf6/3. Nxe5/3...Nc6/4. Nxc6/4...dxc6/5. d3/5...Bc5/6. Nc3
|Stafford Gambit - Main Line|
|Moves: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 Nc6 4. Nxc6 dxc6 5. d3 Bc5 6. Nc3|
Stafford Gambit - Main LineEdit
The White knight develops into the center and protects the e-pawn. This is not the best move because Black can win back their pawn with the aggressive move 6...Ng4. The only move which protects the f-pawn is Be3, though Black can take with their knight and then bishop, now even in material.
Black holds a comfortable advantage because the bishop and threat of the queen swinging over prevents White from castling.
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