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exd4 offers to Fredthebear
Compiled by fredthebear
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These are double king pawn games where White's d-pawn is accepted, declined, and captured by a Black piece instead of the e-pawn. (Technically, pawns are not to be called pieces. Pieces are on the back row.)

Sorry, the Scotch Gambit and Max Lange Attack are omitted from this collection as there would not be enough room. The same goes for the Vienna, Steinitz Gambit.

After 1.e4 e5 2.d4 exd4,
3.f4?! (Halasz Gambit)
3.c3 (Danish Gambit)
3.Qxd4 Nc6
4.Qa4 (Scandinavian Defense Reversed)
4.Qe3 (Paulsen's Attack-Main Line)
4...Bb4+
4...Nf6
4...g6
3.Nf3
3...Bc5 (Alekhine)
3...Nc6 (Scotch Game, by transposition)
3...d6 (Philidor Defense, by transposition) 3...Nf6 (Petrov's Defense, by transposition) 3...Bb4+
3.Bc4 with the same choice as after 3.Nf3

The Center Game is 3.Qxd4 Nc6 forcing the White queen to move to safety. Now 4.Qa4 is a reverse Center Counter Defense (1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.Nc3 Qa5), but is a rarely played line because tournament experience has been unfavorable for White. The most popular move is 4.Qe3, known as Paulsen's Attack. White intends to castle Queenside in this line. Play often continues 4...Nf6 5.Nc3 Bb4 6.Bd2 0-0 7.0-0-0 Re8. White may try to complicate matters w/the pawn sacrifice 8.Qg3!? If Black responds 8...Rxe4 9.a3! is Shabalov's move. Perhaps Black's best reply is the quiet 9...Ba5. This line gives White some compensation for the pawn, but Black is fine. The natural 5...Be7! is a more solid option for Black, intending d7-d5 (sometimes even after White plays 6.Bc4), to open lines rapidly. Black has also successfully played 4...Bb4+ or can get a good game with 4...g6.

* Game Collection: Checkmate: Checkmate Patterns This link has a good, concise collection of diagrammed checkmate patterns by name. The new reader may wish to consult it initially to the point of memorization.


Looking at Two Knights' Defense [C55] through Steintz' eyes.
Steinitz vs Meitner, 1860 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 26 moves, 1-0

K Pawn: Schulze-Muller Gambit (C44) 1-0 Chicago/Irish Gambit
D T Phillips vs Pillsbury, 1899 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 45 moves, 1-0

Center Game: Von der Lasa Gambit (C21) 0-1 White can't stop Ba6
NN vs Lasker, 1905 
(C21) Center Game, 14 moves, 0-1

King Pawn Game, Center Pawn Duo vs 2...f6? (C20) 1-0 Laugher
Alekhine vs NN, 1936 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 17 moves, 1-0

Beyer Gambit (C21) 1-0 The most sudden K walk that I know of.
Sas vs NN, 1904 
(C21) Center Game, 10 moves, 1-0

Philidor Def: Exchange Variation (C41) 1-0Prevents escape on f7
Alekhine vs Hoelscher, 1933 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

Philidor Defense: Exchange Variation (C41) 1-0 hole on f6
Wall vs Kubasek, 1974 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 12 moves, 1-0

Philidor Def: Nimzowitsch. Rellstab Var (C41) 1-0 Soviet mini
Ullianov vs Zubikov, 1956 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Modern Attack. Center Var 3.d4 (C43) 1-0 B blast
Chigorin vs S F Lebedev, 1900 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 22 moves, 1-0

Scotch Göring Gambit. ML (C44) 1-0 Qside Greek gift & R sac
W Holthuis vs K Van Oirschot, 1987 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Haxo Gambit (C45) 1-0 The Great Swindle
Marshall vs G Marco, 1904 
(C45) Scotch Game, 76 moves, 1-0

Italian Game 3...Nh6? (C50) 1-0 Develop, Castle, Attack, Mate
Koltanowski vs Day, 1960 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 12 moves, 1-0

Italian, Scotch Gambit (C55) 1-0 Spearhead into smothered mate
B Hoffmann vs E Heilmann, 1904 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 9 moves, 1-0

Italian 2Knights Def (4.d4 exd4 Scotch G.) Perreux Var(C55) 1-0
Morphy vs NN, 1858 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Center Game: Accepted (C21) 1-0 Finish your supper
Anderssen vs H Pollmaecher, 1855 
(C21) Center Game, 18 moves, 1-0

Center Game: Halasz-McDonnell Gambit (C21) 1-0 Withdrawal?
J Garcia-Gutierrez vs T Mueller, 1990 
(C21) Center Game, 6 moves, 1-0

Center Game: Halasz-McDonnell Gambit (C21) 1-0 Orginator deals
T Halasz vs Gritschuk, 1985 
(C21) Center Game, 11 moves, 1-0

Center Game: Halasz-McDonnell Gambit (C21) 1-0 Kside assault
T Halasz vs Tanin, 1985 
(C21) Center Game, 12 moves, 1-0

Center Game: Von der Lasa Gambit (C21) 1-0 Q trap after Bxf7+
Falkbeer vs Zytogorski, 1856 
(C21) Center Game, 8 moves, 1-0

Center Game: Von der Lasa Gambit (C21) 0-1 4 piece lightening
Stevenson vs S Mariotti, 1868 
(C21) Center Game, 10 moves, 0-1

Center Game: Von der Lasa Gambit (C21) 1-0 Bone in throat mates
De Con vs NN, 1913 
(C21) Center Game, 11 moves, 1-0

Center Game: Von der Lasa G. (C21) 1-0 JHB notes; Back trackin'
Blackburne vs W J Evelyn, 1862  
(C21) Center Game, 32 moves, 1-0

Center Game: Normal Var (C22) 1-0 Decoy, Pin, QxQ
Bronstein vs NN, 1950 
(C22) Center Game, 10 moves, 1-0

Center Game: Berger Variation (C22) 0-1 Choose which fork
NN vs Leonhardt, 1903 
(C22) Center Game, 8 moves, 0-1

Center Game: Berger Variation (C22) 0-1 Q trap
S Sanchez Castillo vs E Ubiennykh, 2001 
(C22) Center Game, 16 moves, 0-1

Center Game: Berger Variation (C22) 1-0 Q trap
A Agouridis vs N Tepelenis, 2001 
(C22) Center Game, 16 moves, 1-0

Center Game: Berger Variation (C22) 0-1Black unpin to win
D Hiermann vs K Pinkas, 1992 
(C22) Center Game, 11 moves, 0-1

Center Game: Berger Variation (C22) 0-1 Nearly impregnable
J Mieses vs Capablanca, 1913 
(C22) Center Game, 44 moves, 0-1

Center Game: Berger Var (C22) 1-0 See the sacs; long EG battle
Zhong Zhang vs Koneru, 2003 
(C22) Center Game, 95 moves, 1-0

Center Game: Paulsen Attack (C22) 1-0Pin, Q sac opens h-file R#
L'Hermet vs Hagemann, 1888 
(C22) Center Game, 14 moves, 1-0

Center Game: Paulsen Attack (C22) 1-0Just moving a piece is bad
Maroczy vs Moreau, 1903 
(C22) Center Game, 16 moves, 1-0

Center Game: Paulsen Attack (C22) 0-1 Qside attack vs 0-0-0
J G Colbourne vs Blackburne, 1892  
(C22) Center Game, 17 moves, 0-1

Center Game: Paulsen Attack (C22) 0-1 Max use of half-open file
P Mertens vs E Eichhorn, 1968 
(C22) Center Game, 25 moves, 0-1

"Oldrich Duras" Sounds of a wise old warrior of medieval epic
Vitacek vs Duras, 1900 
(C22) Center Game, 26 moves, 0-1

Game 10 in Boris Spassky's 400 Selected Games
O Troianescu vs Spassky, 1953 
(C22) Center Game, 40 moves, 0-1

Game 9: Biography - Lasker (Linder)
Blackburne vs Lasker, 1892 
(C22) Center Game, 50 moves, 0-1

Nimzowitsch Def: Kennedy Var. Paulsen Attack (B00) 0-1Side-to-s
Paulsen vs Alapin, 1889 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 55 moves, 0-1

Scandi 2...c6?! Blackburne Gambit (B01) 0-1 Notes by Pillsbury
B Vergani vs Blackburne, 1895  
(B01) Scandinavian, 48 moves, 0-1

Scandi Blackburne-Kloosterboer G (B01) 0-1 Black Danish G
Alekhine vs Luca Morelli, 1923 
(B01) Scandinavian, 34 moves, 0-1

Scandi 2...c6 Kloosterboer Gambit (B01) 0-1 AKA Deventer G.
Olland vs G W Kloosterboer, 1926 
(B01) Scandinavian, 19 moves, 0-1

Danish Gambit (C21) 1-0 Legall's mate w/pinned Nf6
A G Essery vs F H Warren, 1912 
(C21) Center Game, 11 moves, 1-0

Danish Gambit (C21) 1-0 Frozen f-pawn is pinned so battery wins
F Bethge vs Legal, 1930 
(C21) Center Game, 12 moves, 1-0

Danish Gambit (C21) 1-0 Pseudo-Legall's # w/discovery Nh8++
W Potter vs Matthews, 1868 
(C21) Center Game, 13 moves, 1-0

Danish Gambit (C21) 1-0 White Build-up
Breyer vs Jonap, 1921 
(C21) Center Game, 18 moves, 1-0

Double queen sac before move twenty. What else need be said?
Charousek vs J Wollner, 1893 
(C21) Center Game, 19 moves, 1-0

Striking last move like Marshall's "Pieces of Gold" game
Alekhine vs Supico, 1941 
(C21) Center Game, 20 moves, 1-0

Danish Gambit (C21) 1-0 Greek gift & Nf6 sac creates Bf6 block
Alekhine vs Rozanov / Simson, 1917 
(C21) Center Game, 21 moves, 1-0

Danish Gambit (C21) 1-0 Incredible sacs into Philidor's Legacy
F Young vs L Dore, 1892 
(C21) Center Game, 22 moves, 1-0

Danish Gambit, resembles Goring (C21) 1-0 crossfire, h-file
Blackburne vs A G Puller, 1872 
(C21) Center Game, 22 moves, 1-0

Danish Gambit (C21) 1-0 SacSelf-obstruction; Reinfeld # puzzle!
Blackburne vs NN, 1863  
(C21) Center Game, 24 moves, 1-0

An off-hand game; White targets the pin and Black Q
Alekhine vs B Verlinsky, 1918 
(C21) Center Game, 26 moves, 1-0

Danish Gambit ML (C21) 0-1 Black wins the ending
G Nyholm vs Tartakower, 1914 
(C21) Center Game, 39 moves, 0-1

Danish Gambit: Declined. Sorensen Defense (C21) 0-1 Discovered+
H Leeners vs Edwards, 1903 
(C21) Center Game, 12 moves, 0-1

Danish Gambit: Declined. Sorensen D(C21) 0-1Monte Carlo French
B Tan vs H Plasman, 2001 
(C21) Center Game, 16 moves, 0-1

Danish G. Declined. Sorensen Def 3...d5 4.exd5 (C21) 0-1 Sharp!
J Mieses vs Alapin, 1908 
(C21) Center Game, 31 moves, 0-1

Danish Gambit 3...Qe7 4.cxd4 (C21) 1-0 She gets the run-around
Alekhine vs A Cheron, 1925 
(C21) Center Game, 16 moves, 1-0

Danish Gambit c6, b5 def (C21) 1-0 Dbl R sacrifice, Q sacrifice
C G M Watson vs NN, 1916 
(C21) Center Game, 20 moves, 1-0

Danish Gambit: Accepted (C21) 1-0 Notes by J. Corzo
Capablanca Chess Club vs J Corzo, 1911  
(C21) Center Game, 29 moves, 1-0

Danish Gambit: Accepted (C21) 1-0Discovered attack; BxN follows
W J Lutes vs R Hartenstein, 1962 
(C21) Center Game, 8 moves, 1-0

Danish Gambit: Accepted (C21) 1-0 Lasker brought Q out early
Bird vs Lasker, 1892 
(C21) Center Game, 12 moves, 1-0

Danish Gambit: Accepted 5...Nc6 (C21) 1-0 pin on open e-file
J Penrose vs Pryor, 1980 
(C21) Center Game, 14 moves, 1-0

Danish Gambit: Accepted (C21) 1-0 Humdinger!!
Bernhold vs Kreut-Zahler, 1941 
(C21) Center Game, 12 moves, 1-0

Danish Gambit: Accepted (C21) 1-0 B deflections; Q is lost
C Gibbs vs C Davie, 1916 
(C21) Center Game, 10 moves, 1-0

Danish Gambit: Accepted. Classical (C21) 1-0 Dovetail #
V Soldatenkov vs S Durnovo, 1898 
(C21) Center Game, 24 moves, 1-0

Danish Gambit Accepted. Classical Def (C21) 1-0 7...Na5 8.Bxf7+
Svenson vs Alderson, 1912 
(C21) Center Game, 12 moves, 1-0

Danish G. Accepted. Classical Def (C21) 1-0 Q forks loose B & #
H Reinle vs Niendler, 1921 
(C21) Center Game, 10 moves, 1-0

Danish Gambit: Accepted. Classical (C21) 1-0 Nxh7+ deflection
M Bier vs S Ricardo-Rocamora, 1876 
(C21) Center Game, 21 moves, 1-0

Danish Gambit: Accepted Copenhagen Def (C21) 1-0 Q skewer, trap
Albin vs Horinek, 1922 
(C21) Center Game, 11 moves, 1-0

Danish G. Accepted. Copenhagen Def (C21) 1-0 Reinfeld # puzzle
Lindehn vs Maczuski, 1863 
(C21) Center Game, 16 moves, 1-0

Danish Gambit: Accepted. Copenhagen Def (C21) 1-0 Two hangers
J Bobber vs S Albrecht, 1990 
(C21) Center Game, 12 moves, 1-0

Danish G. Accepted. Copenhagen Def (C21) 1-0Pretty Discovered#
Denker vs Gonzalez, 1945 
(C21) Center Game, 19 moves, 1-0

DGA, Copenhagen Def. (C21) 1-0 Putting out fires with gasoline.
Hartlaub vs M W Testa, 1912 
(C21) Center Game, 24 moves, 1-0

Danish Gambit: Accepted. Chigorin Defense (C21) 1-0 A.A. was 11
P Vinogradov vs Alekhine, 1903 
(C21) Center Game, 20 moves, 1-0

Danish Gambit: Accepted. Schlechter Def (C21) 0-1 Counterpunch!
S Albrecht vs J Bobber, 1990 
(C21) Center Game, 11 moves, 0-1

Danish Gambit: Accepted. Schlechter Def (C21) 0-1 Withdrawal?!
W Piegeler vs H Dymek, 1986 
(C21) Center Game, 12 moves, 0-1

Danish Gambit: Accepted. Classical Def (C21) 1-0 Dbl N sacs
G Nielsen / V Nielsen vs A van der Linde, 1874 
(C21) Center Game, 29 moves, 1-0

Danish G. Declined. Sorensen Def 3...d5 exd5 (C21) 0-1 Bs 4Free
G Nyholm vs Alekhine, 1912 
(C21) Center Game, 25 moves, 0-1

Danish Gambit: Accepted. Copenhagen Def (C21)1-0 K fork ends it
Lindehn vs Kolisch, 1860 
(C21) Center Game, 31 moves, 1-0

Danish Gambit: Declined. Sorensen Def (C21)1/2- Nimzowitsch Def
Opocensky vs Tartakower, 1914
(C21) Center Game, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

Center Game: Accepted (C21) 1-0 Bb5 pins Qc6
Barnett vs Eastwood, 1949 
(C21) Center Game, 8 moves, 1-0

Danish G. Declined, Sorensen Def (C21) 0-1 Hook? No, Uppercut!
J Perlis vs Blackburne, 1907 
(C21) Center Game, 34 moves, 0-1

Danish Gambit: Accepted Schlechter Defense (C21) 0-1 Pin power
NN vs L Svenonius, 1913 
(C21) Center Game, 13 moves, 0-1

Center Game: Paulsen Attack (C22) 0-1 Bouncing N like Pac-Man
Charousek vs G Makovetz, 1893 
(C22) Center Game, 17 moves, 0-1

Philidor: Lopez CG (C41) 1-0 Spurious but gorgeous miniature
J H Blake vs G A Hooke, 1891 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 12 moves, 1-0

Philidor Defense: Exchange (C41) 1-0 Dominate kNight on the 6th
Anderssen vs Paulsen, 1873 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 54 moves, 1-0

Center Game: Paulsen Attack Var (C22) 0-1 Pinned to pieces
W Paulsen vs Gunsberg, 1883 
(C22) Center Game, 51 moves, 0-1

Center Game: Berger Var (C22) 1-0 R sac w/check coming next
Winawer vs Steinitz, 1896 
(C22) Center Game, 20 moves, 1-0

Center Game: Paulsen Attack Variation (C22) 1-0 Pawn fork
S Buecker vs G Mueller, 2000
(C22) Center Game, 38 moves, 1-0

Elephant Gambit Declined 3.d4 (C40) 1-0 Early Black Q trap
J L Koster vs B Hoareau, 2014 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 30 moves, 1-0

Danish Gambit: Declined. Sorensen Def 3...d5 (C21) 0-1 Isolani
Miles vs Nunn, 1970 
(C21) Center Game, 49 moves, 0-1

Danish Gambit, Chigorin Defense 3...Qe7 (C21) 0-1
E Karasik vs V Mikhalevski, 2004 
(C21) Center Game, 55 moves, 0-1

Center Game: Accepted / Goring Gambit (C21) 0-1 W has worse EG
Alaric vs HIARCS, 2007
(C21) Center Game, 82 moves, 0-1

Center Game: Paulsen Attack (C22) 0-1 Black w/B pair, nice sac
I Nepomniachtchi vs G Sargissian, 2007 
(C22) Center Game, 73 moves, 0-1

Danish Gambit: Declined. Sorensen Defense (C21) 1-0 Notes by AA
Alekhine vs A Frieman, 1924  
(C21) Center Game, 26 moves, 1-0

Danish Gambit: Accepted. Schlechter Def (C21) 1-0 Misplaced Bs
M Szpakowski vs Baum, 1957 
(C21) Center Game, 14 moves, 1-0

Danish Gambit: Accepted. Schlechter Defense 6...Nf6 (C21) 1-0
Saha Joydev vs Jonathan Fischer, 1999 
(C21) Center Game, 57 moves, 1-0

Center Game: Lanc-Arnold Gambit (C21) 1-0 Busy scrap
J Zezulkin vs Plachetka, 1998 
(C21) Center Game, 63 moves, 1-0

Danish G. (C21) 1-0 13.Bf6!! Candy is dandy but liquor is qckr!
Lindehn vs Steinitz, 1864 
(C21) Center Game, 28 moves, 1-0

Danish Gambit: Accepted (C21) 1-0 Hit the 6th, Seize open lines
J Mieses vs Marshall, 1903 
(C21) Center Game, 24 moves, 1-0

Danish Gambit: Accepted. Schlechter Def (C21) 0-1 2 extra Ps EG
W Chen vs G Luke, 2000 
(C21) Center Game, 57 moves, 0-1

Danish Gambit (C21) 1-0 See F. Young vs L. Dore, 1892
H E Atkins vs H Jacobs, 1915 
(C21) Center Game, 21 moves, 1-0

Center Game: Berger Var (C22) 0-1 Sac destroys a defender
S F Smith vs Koltanowski, 1927 
(C22) Center Game, 18 moves, 0-1

Center Game: Berger Var (C22) 0-1 Comments by Le Lionnais
Von Feilitzsch vs Keres, 1932 
(C22) Center Game, 32 moves, 0-1

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