Chess is not an easy game if you like to be greedy. Here we have a look at Danish Gambit, an opening where White offers some pawns for free but gets a DANGEROUS attack in return! Okay, let's have a look, so here goes. The first few moves are
1.e4 e5 2.d4 Is this a good move? Yes, even some of the best players in the world play this move. Moving the pawn into the centre opens up lines for the rest of the pieces. White is also threatening 3. dxe5!
2...exd4 Black usually takes. We'll have a look at other moves in part 2.
3.c3 The Danish Gambit. It was called that since most of the players first to look at it were from Denmark ...Surprising! The main line goes:
3...dxc3 4.Bc4 cxb2 5.Bxb2 This is the start position.
Have a look at it carefully. White has been very generous giving away two pawns, but Black must be VERY careful. The plan is to develop his pieces like so Nc3, Nge2, 0-0, Qb3, Rad1, etc.
Blacks main choices are:
4. 5...Bb4+ *