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The Englund Gambit.

The Englund Gambit is a chess opening that starts with the moves:

  1. d4 e5

This gambit is highly risky and rarely played at the grandmaster level. If White can exhibit the correct moves, he/she will clearly be up in material.

The main Accepted line is as follows: 1. d4 e5 2. dxe5 Nc6 3. Nf3 Qe7!? 4. Bf4 Qb4+!? 5. Bd2 Qxb2 6. Bc3?? Bb4 7. Bxb4 Nxb4 and Black is clearly at an advantage. You see, has played some questionable moves with an adequate but risky attack. The real blunder, though, was made with Bc3?? It looks like the bishop defends the rook, the rook defends the knight, the knight defends the bishop with an attack on the queen. I will put a link to a study featuring extensive lines: https://lichess.org/study/PNkwCBmh

Now I will show you the main Declined line: 1. d4 e5 2. dxe5 Nc6 3. Nf3 Qe7!? 4. Bf4 Qb4+!? 5. Bd2 Qxb2 6. Nc3! and now Black's queenside attack is gone. He cannot attack c2, and the Knight can easily attack Black's undefended c7 forcing the king to d8, a reason the 3...Qe7!? is questionable; the queen is the sole defender of the c7 and c2 squares. White has done a good job of not opening the e1-a5 diagonal and protecting his queenside. The black queen is done for. Again, a study of the opening: https://lichess.org/study/PNkwCBmh. Go to the Englund Gambit Declined chapter.

Other Continuations[]

  • Mosquito Gambit: 1. d4 e5 2. dxe5 Qh4
  • Soller Gambit: 1. d4 e5 2. dxe5 f6
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