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persianelephant 18 ( +1 | -1 )
kings gambit? Recently I was playing the king's gambit as white and came across a rather strange variation.

1.e4 e5
2.f4 exf4
3.Nf3 f5?!

In the game I played exf5, but is there a better way to refute this?
pamela024 32 ( +1 | -1 )
3. ...f5 is associated with the Lopez-Gianutio Counter Gambit:
1. e4 e5
2. f4 exf4
3. Bc4 f5 (note difference)
4. Qe2 Qh4
5. Kd1 fxe4
6. Nc3 Kd8.
For obvious reasons this opening is seldom played today but was popular around the turn of the last century and used by players such as Marshall. In your game (3. Nf3), I think exf5 is a strong response.
philaretus 6 ( +1 | -1 )
4.e5... .....would be my choice. Black's position now looks unenviable.
atrifix 12 ( +1 | -1 )
It would seem that either of these moves permit black to equalize by way of 4... d5, unless there's a more convincing continuation.
philaretus 6 ( +1 | -1 )
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf5 3.Nf3 f5 4.e5 d5 5.d4 would have me licking my lips in anticipation.
snyper 8 ( +1 | -1 )
... exf5 seems to be the most widely played move even by masters
frodan 5 ( +1 | -1 )
..brunetti... ...is an expert on thr king's gambit,will he say a word or two?...
victord 4 ( +1 | -1 )
...---... Is it considered weak to decline with 2....Bc5 ?
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persianelephant 15 ( +1 | -1 )
victord Not at all! 2... Bc5 is one of the most common ways to play against the king's gambit. But in my opinion, there really isn't much of a reason to decline the king's gambit.
acne 16 ( +1 | -1 )
me i've having two games against the king's gambit. i accepted one and declined one. i have made a mistake in the accepted one and now in a bad position. i've to study this gambit later.
victord 28 ( +1 | -1 )
...---... I get thrashed pretty much everytime I face it. Maybe 10 times only so far. I have always declined and usually end up looking at 3 pawns right in my face with my butt against the wall undeveloped.....It just occured to me, maybe I should accept next time. ;-]