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corentin chess


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Subject: more king's gambit

I probably did not phrase it correctly. My question is:
What is the best continuation for white after
1 e4 e5
2 f4 Qh4

3 g3 is obviously automatic. After 3...Qf6, what next?
If I play 4 Nf3, then 4...ef4, with the threat of 5...fg4, and there is no more king side to speak of.
The only hope would be to castle long.
I was surprise by 2 Qh4, as I had never seen it before.

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Here's what

I'd like to see for white:
1.e4 e5
2.f4 Qh4+
3.g3 Qf6
4.fxe Qxe
5.Nc3 (..)
6.Nf3 (..)
7. Bg2 (..)
8. 0-0 (..)
9. d4 (..)
10. Bf4

White should have the upperhand in developement by attacking the queen stuck in the middle of the board or by tempo gained in its reteat. The bishop on g2 should be a suitable defence for the castled king during the attack.

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I posted this on the other thread ...

A couple of ideas spring to mind after 1e4 e5 2.f4 Qh4 3.g3 Qf6 ...
4.d3 giving added protection to f4. If 4...exf4 5.gxf4 is an obvious response. 5...Qh4+ 6.Ke2 d6 7.Nf3 Bg4 8.Bg2 doesn't look too bad for White. You could instead contemplate gambiting the b-pawn by 4...exf4 5.Bxf4 Qxb2 6.Nd2 and Black's Q is looking pretty lonesome!
4.fxe5 looks pretty good once you get past the "ick" factor. 4.fxe5 Qxe5 5.d3 looks safe, you've taken a decent bite of the centre (mmm), and castling K-side may still be contemplated. To 5...Bc5, I'd probably respond 6.Nf3. At some point you'll want to get in d4 so that you can castle, but it all looks good to me. zhnkiu's programme is (also) the sort of thing White ought to be contemplating.
4.Nf3 if you feel like trying to bamboozle your opponent seems to lead to lines similar to the King's Own Gambit a.k.a. the Tumbleweed. This goes 1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Kf2!? - one of the craziest openings I know of. In it, White's K-side vanishes, but he does get fairly active piece play, and Black does risk becoming overcommitted.
So, back to 4.Nf3 exf4 5.gxf4 Qxf4 6.d3 seems OK, but I quite like This: 4.Nf3 exf4 5.d4 [or d3] fxg3 6.hxg3 intending 7.Bf4 White's K-side pawns don't look pretty, but dig those open files!

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