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Thread: Belgrade Gambit

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    Member Counterplay's Avatar
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    Question Belgrade Gambit

    I came across this interesting opening recently.

    1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. d4 exd4 5. Nd5

    I thought to myself, "Great, I'll use this in my next tournament". Having played a few blitz games with good results, I'm left scratching my head. White doesn't really seem to get that much for the pawn, and apart from blocking the d-pawn, the knight on d5 doesn't appear to be threatening anything.

    1. Is this opening nonsense?

    2. Nonsense or not, what is White trying to achieve in this position?

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    Tin Cup Champ 2004 Just2Good's Avatar
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    This gambit is no good. If you want to generate instant play, try the Scotch or even the Piano (which isn't a gambit but has teeth nevertheless).
    "The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing."

    ~ Isaiah Berlin ~

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