Questions tagged [evans-gambit]

The Evans Gambit is the opening given by the moves `1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. b4`, an aggressive variation of the Giuoco Piano.

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What is the theory if black goes 4 Nxc4 in evan's gambit?

Ive been learning the theory for this opening but cant find anything if black chooses this line.
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Why is it funny to say Giri played the Evans Gambit?

At 0:55 in this video, Youtuber agadmator claims Anish Giri played the Evans Gambit in the Italian Game: [fen ""] [Black "Anish Giri"] [White "Kirill Alekseenko"] [Event "Candidates 2020 (Joke Line)"]...
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Why 4… Nxb4 is not played in Evans gambit?

4... Nxb4 is never played on chesstempo database for +2200 players games, being Bxb4 the most popular move. I don't find any significant change after capturing the pawn with the knight unless after 5....
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What are some good books on the Italian game, including the Evans Gambit and Two Knights Defense family of openings?

It's been about 10 years since I played tournament chess regularly. My last rating was 1586 USCF, but it had been as high as 1717. I recently decided to get back into playing chess, and am looking ...
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Evans Gambit variation

The generally very useful and interesting book Bologan's Black Weapons suggests the following line as a practical way to meet the Evans Gambit. [FEN ""] [Title "Evans Gambit"] [Startply "12"] 1. e4 ...
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Evans Gambit b4 loss

I have already read the section here on the Evans Gambit but I still don't understand the value of sacrificing the b pawn unnecessarily, in the likely case that black's Bishop returns to the c5. White ...
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Is the Evans Gambit declined good for black?

According to this answer, Evans gambit is not popular anymore. I looked at it and I don't see anything wrong with it. I can't go over all the variations here, but you could look for an article or a ...
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How should White continue after Nxb4 in the Evans Gambit?

Recently I have been playing the Evans Gambit as many times as I can and for the most part, black plays 4...Bxb4, but someone played 4...Nxb4 and I wasn't sure how to continue. After the following ...
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What is the main purpose of the Evans gambit?

When I see the Evans Gambit, I don't see the point of it, maybe because I am a beginning player. It seems that after: [FEN ""] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. b4 Bxb4 5. c3 Bc5 Since the ...