I recently heard of an opening called the "Colorado Gambit". My chess opening is pretty weak and my friend suggested I might try it. What is Colorado Gambit and what is the reasoning behind the moves?
[FEN ""] 1. e4 Nc6 2. Nf3 f5?!
This is the Colorado Gambit.
If you are looking for a good solid opening, try looking up some of the following:
- The Four Knights Game
- Italian Game
- The Ruy Lopez
- The French Defence
- The Sicilian Defence
- Queens Gambit
This is more than enough for the beginning. All the best!
First, an off-beat opening like this isn't going to help you improve. You might get some cheap wins but you aren't learning anything.
However, I've never seen this gambit and am fairly intrigued by it. The natural moves that you're likely to see (e5,Nc3,d3) score really bad for white. White can only really play 3.exf5 after which 3...d5 wins the pawn back, gives black an equal share of the center and a lead in development. The resulting pawn structure reminds of a mirror-image Boleslavsky structure in the Sicilian in that black could get receive a very good endgame if he could get e5 in and trade it for white's d-pawn. I'm not sure how all the tactics work out (especially after 5. Bb5) but it looks interesting enough to take a look at especially given how little theory there is in 1...Nc6.