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Budapest Gambit

It starts like the Indian Defense (1. d4 Nf6)

However, after 2.c4 Black answers with 2..e5 - which allows White to take e5 Pawn in exchange of opening the center.
After White takes e5, Knight usually goes to g4 and starts adding pressure on the isolated Pawn in e5.

It was popular in the early 1920s, but nowadays is rarely used at top levels, where black usually get his pawn back while White position is a bit better.

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Learn This Opening Down Below!

The first known game with the Budapest Gambit was played in Budapest in 1896.

At lower chess levels, one must learn the continuations to avoid surprises.

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