Falkbeer Counter Gambit

The Falkbeer Counter Gambit is a Black gambit line played against White’s King’s Gambit line! It is a true “counter-gambit”, a gambit against a gambit. And it’s a reasonably sound line for Black. The Falkbeer is one of the most common lines played by Black against the King’s Gambit. However, this opening is still only rarely seen, simply because White rarely plays the King’s Gambit in tournaments these days (which is a shame, because it’s great!).

Diagram: Falkbeer Counter Gambit against the King’s Gambit

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