Question on King's Gambit

by Matt
(Atlanta)

I am somewhat new to chess and have been playing the following line against a much better opponent. He is playing Black, and I am White:

1. e4 e5 2. f4 exf4 3. Nf3 g5 4. h4 g4 5. Ng5 h6 6. Nxf7 Kxf7 7. Qxg4 Bd6

even though I am down a knight. I feel like I am strong in this position. However, he always seems to defend from here.

Can anyone reccomend a couple lines after 7...Bd6

Thanks.


Admin
Hi, Matt
in the line above (called the Paris Attack) you should not play 5.Ng5? as this loses the knight and leads to a winning advantage for Black. White should play 5.Ne5 instead which is the correct theoretical move and leads to a roughly even position. See diagram below
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Black moves

Your opponents move 7...Bd6?? is bad as this blocks his d-pawn which inhibits the development of his queenside bishop and leads to advantage for White. You (White) can play now 8.Bc4+ followed by 9.d4 as this develops your position further...See image below
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Black moves

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