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My question is about Omega Gambit.

[Title "Omega gambit"]
[fen "rnbqkbnr/pppppppp/8/8/8/8/PPPPPPPP/RNBQKBNR w KQkq - 0 1"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. e4 Nxe4

Is it too dangerous for white? what are the ideas for white? And what is the winning percentage for white? Is it still played among titled players?

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    Come on this is an insane opening ! – Niels Jul 31 '14 at 11:15
  • @Niels I played it by mistake last night :P so i said wtf am i doing???!! and now i like to learn more about it – Lynob Jul 31 '14 at 15:47
  • Perhaps (I've read somewhere) it's called "Omega gambit" because that's what White thinks at this point: "Omygosh, I've lost a pawn for nothing" – leonbloy Jul 31 '14 at 19:33
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    Here: chesscafe.com/text/mcgrew28.pdf (with several blitz games) – leonbloy Jul 31 '14 at 19:39
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    Related: the Roscher Gambit, chess.stackexchange.com/q/1010/167 – ETD Jul 31 '14 at 23:16
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Is it too dangerous for white?

Yes.

what are the ideas for white?

Try to use your open lines and get good piece play, I suppose. Black is already better, though (up a central pawn with no weaknesses), so you shouldn't expect to succeed.

And what is the winning percentage for white?

In my database it is 19%.

Is it still played among titled players?

No, and it never was (I can find only 2 games where it was played by someone with a rating over 2200).

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