Englund Gambit

The Englund Gambit is an enterprising black opening against d4 where Black immediately offers a gambit e5 pawn. It is not regarded as sound, and is rarely seen in tournament chess. It can be a useful and entertaining alternative opening to try in blitz or social games.

Diagram: Englund Gambit

Transpositions: White may decline the gambit, and convert immediately to a Center Game or Danish Gambit by playing 2.e4!?. However, the Center Game is not well-regarded, nor is the Danish Gambit feared any more.

References: MCO 15, page 512, note (q).

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