Budapest Gambit

Chessboard showing the Budapest Gambit with the moves 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e5 3. dxe5 Ng4 played
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After 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e5, black has a development lead. In addition, white has weakened its black squares with 2. c4, which is further intensified by the relatively frequent exchange of black square bishops. The Budapest Gambit is played relatively rarely, as White has the opportunity to gain a small but permanent advantage without risk by giving back the extra pawn. However, if White attempts to keep the pawn, he must be prepared for a sharp game.

Video Content

Eric Rosen has created a video in which he talks about the traps in the opening. Simple and Deadly Traps in the Budapest Gambit

If you want to learn more about the theory of the opening checkout Hanging Pawns video with a lot of background information about the ideas in the opening.

Studies about the Budapest Gambit

Learn the Budapest Gambit using public studies.

The Budapest Gambit
29 by lukecardoza

Kings indian but not boring

Understanding the Budapest Gambit
12 by Arne

This study about the Budapest Gambit covers the basics of the four main variations of the opening. For more information about this opening check out the video by Hanging Pawns:

Budapest Gambit
4 by jamiepxx

General ideas and trappy lines in the budapest gambit

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