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8 a8 rd b8 nd c8 bd d8 qd e8 kd f8 bd g8 nd h8 rd 8
7 a7 pd b7 pd c7 pd d7 pd e7 f7 pd g7 pd h7 pd 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 pl f4 pd g4 h4 4
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2 a2 pl b2 pl c2 pl d2 pl e2 f2 kl g2 pl h2 pl 2
1 a1 rl b1 nl c1 bl d1 ql e1 f1 bl g1 nl h1 rl 1
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The King’s Gambit Accepted:

Tumbleweed/Drunken King Variation.

The Tumbleweed Variation, also known as the Drunken King Variation, is a variation of the King’s Gambit Accepted. It is with the moves:

  1. e4 e5
  2. f4 exf4
  3. Kf2

This is a bad response to the King’s Gambit because not only did white lose a pawn, but white’s king is on f2, making it unable to castle and it is vulnerable to attacks. For black, most moves win but the best move is Qh4+. White can then play g3 and when fxg3+, White can play Kg2 so then when gxh2, White can take the pawn with the protected rook and have an active rook, threatening to take the queen. Black will usually play Qxe4+ and White should block with Nf3. Therefore, White lost all 4 of his/her kingside pawns and the right to castle for more development, like an active rook and knight and Black’s only active piece is the queen.

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8 a8 rd b8 nd c8 bd d8 e8 kd f8 bd g8 nd h8 rd 8
7 a7 pd b7 pd c7 pd d7 pd e7 f7 pd g7 pd h7 pd 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 qd f4 g4 h4 4
3 a3 b3 c3 d3 e3 f3 nl g3 h3 3
2 a2 pl b2 pl c2 pl d2 pl e2 f2 g2 kl h2 rl 2
1 a1 rl b1 nl c1 bl d1 ql e1 f1 bl g1 h1 1
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Tumbleweed Variation after 1. e4 e5 2. f4 exf4 3. Kf2 Qh4

+ 4. g3 fxg3+ 5. Kg2 gxh2 6. Rxh2 Qxe4+ 7. Nf3.

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