[ECO code A82 > 83]
The Staunton Gambit
White opens up the game by playing the popular and lively
Staunton Gambit instead of the safe developing lines
of 2.P-QB4 or
2.P-KKt3 for positional play.
Englishman Howard Staunton, the strongest player of the 1840s, used
it to exploit the weakness created in Black's king's sector by ..P-KB4.
1. P-Q4 P-KB4
the gambit pawn
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