From this position King's Gambit Quaade Variation,

[fen "rnbqkbnr/ppp2p1p/3p4/6p1/4Pp2/2N2N2/PPPP2PP/R1BQKB1R w KQkq - 0 5"]

If white plays 1. d4 then 1... g4 2. Bxf4 gxf3 3. Qxf3 is forced. If white tries to prevent that then 1. g3 g4 2. Nh4 Be7 is bad for white which is sadly the book's only suggestion. What should white do about this?

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    I don't understand the question. If White doesn't like the resulting lines, the obvious solution is to not play the King's Gambit Quaade Variation. – Allure Feb 4 at 22:50
  • Well I am studying this gambit and want to try these lines, and also there is a lot more to study in the book for Bg7 variations for black to try other than these good lines, so why would I bother study those variations if black can just select this line. My goal is to study the book to completion. Also there might be a different perspective I am not seeing about this variation. – eguneys Feb 4 at 23:19
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    @eguneys: which book are you talking about? But again, I don't understand the question either. In the King's Gambit it happens regularly that white sacrifices a piece, I think that's the kind of "wild play" that people are looking for with that opening. You'd study all of black's replies in any opening. But studying a whole opening "to completion" may not be the most practical use of your time. – RemcoGerlich Feb 5 at 7:54
  • It's King's Gambit by John Shaw I mean to read this single book and practice every line since it's pretty well written. I asked this because author mentions this piece sac as undesirable and suggests the second line I mentioned, and concludes: > if Black's move order allows me to avoid sacrificing > a piece, then I will keep them all and give away > a pawn instead. Maybe I should study these lines for the sake of playing them as black and only play the 4. Nc3 line as white for experimentation. – eguneys Feb 5 at 8:55

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