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The Budapest Gambit - Fajarowicz variation

Following our article about the Budapest Gambit:

After [1. d4 Nf6 2.c4 e5 3.dxe5]:
Instead of the more popular 3..Ng4, Black answers with 3..Ne4.
That puts the lost pawn on hold and focuses on a few tactical tricks which White better know in advance.

You better know this variation, as it's very effective against a player who isn't familiar with it.

What's your favorite answer to the Fajarowicz variation?


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Sammi (Shmuel) Fajarowicz (1908 -1940) was a Jewish German chess master, who tried to escape from Germany during WW2 but died in 1940 from tuberculosis.

However, once White knows these tricks, there is no point in using this defense. Therefore, you will rarely find it at top levels.

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