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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