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premium_steve 10 ( +1 | -1 )
a KGD>> 1.e4,e5 2.f4,Qh4+ 3.g3,Qe7 can someone help me out with some game examples using this opening? thanks!
desertfox 44 ( +1 | -1 )
This is an imaginative defense which tames the king's gambit. pk4- pk4, pkb4- qr5+, pkn3, qk2, pxp , pq3, pxp, qxp+, qk2, qxq ch (and the game is equal).
there is also possible is: 4. N kb3, pxp, 5. Nb3, pq4. 6. Nxp, Qxp+, qk2, qxq+ bxq, bq3 (and the game is equal).

I ALWAYS use this defense against the king's gambit, with the aim of taming the gambit.
You better play some relatively long blitz games with this variation and see how you manage with it. The classical variations of the KG are more dangeours, one mistake as black and HASTA LA VISTA BABY.


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caldazar 58 ( +1 | -1 )
It strikes me that this leads to the types of positions that White is aiming for in the KG to begin with.

After 1 e4 e5 2. f4 Qh4+ 3. g3 Qe7, the queen appears to be a bit misplaced to me. Now 4. Nc3 and:

4... d6 is playable, I suppose, but it looks rather passive. Solid certainly (if a bit slow, with ...g6 and ...Bg7 coming); 2... Bc5 before ...d6 seems like a much better way to decline.

4... Nf6 5. fxe5 Qxe5 6. d4 and the Black queen looks like it will be misplaced no matter where it heads.

4... Nc6 5. fxe5 Qxe5 6. Nf3 and 7. d4. Or perhaps throw in 5. Nd5 even before trying to take on e5.

4... exf4 5. d4 fxg3 6. hxg3 and White has development and central control for the pawn.
atrifix 55 ( +1 | -1 )
Keene Variation This is a major response to the KG, but objectively about the same as other defenses.

Today the standard way of meeting 4. fxe5 d6 is with a simple 5. Nc3/Nf3/Bc4 setup, leading to positions more analagous to a normal KG.

4. Nf3 is hardly ever seen, but 4. Nc3 (probably now the main line) leads to similar positions with much more room for flexibility, e.g. 4. Nc3 exf4 5. d4 fxg3 6. Nf3 d6 7. Bg5 f6 8. Bf4 Nc6 9. Qd3 Qf7 10. 0-0-0 Nge7 and White has a lot of development for the pawn (Stokec-Vokac, 2001).

The other major response is 4. d3, which is more or less equal after 4... d5 5. Nc3 Nf6, maybe White has a slight pull.