Wing Gambit Deferred

The idea of the Wing Gambit Deferred is the same as the Wing Gambit, but a move later (or perhaps even two moves?). The Wing Gambit is regarded as dubious on the second move, so perhaps it’s better on the third move? Unfortunately, theory still regards this deferred wing gambit as dubious. The Wing Gambit deferred is related to:

Wing Gambit Deferred vs d6 Sicilians

Diagram: Wing Gambit Deferred (d6 Sicilian)

Wing Gambit Deferred vs e6 Sicilians

Diagram: Wing Gambit Deferred (e6 Sicilian)

Wing Gambit Deferred vs Nc6 Sicilians

Diagram: Wing Gambit Deferred (Nc6 Sicilian)

Lines: Since the main reply to the Wing Gambit is “..d5”, this Deferred Wing Gambit may work best against “d6 Sicilian” lines, where the "d’ pawn has already been moved.

References

References: MCO 15, page 361, note (n) has the “delayed Wing Gambit” against “2..d6” (where after “c5xb4” White avoids playing “a3”) and calls it “dubious”.

Other Anti-Sicilian Lines

The Wing Gambit is not the only anti-Sicilian option. Other types of Anti-Sicilian Openings include:

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