How to Play The Danish Gambit Opening

The Danish Gambit is one of the most aggressive openings chess opening where White sacrifices a few pawns in order to gain time and launch an early attack on Black.

The Danish Gambit happens after the moves:

  1. e4 e5
  2. d4 exd4
  3. c3

White will sacrifice one or two pawns for the sake of rapid development and the attack. However, with care, Black can accept one or both pawns safely, or simply decline the gambit altogether with good chances.

If accepted, white will have a strong bishop pair developed staring down at the black’s king side while black will have none of his pieces developed.

Image - Danish Gambit Accepted

It is important if accepted that white hold on to his bishop pair as the open board allows white to keep the pressure on black.

Watch the video below to find out 5 opening traps & tactical ideas for the white pieces in the Danish Gambit Accepted line:

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