McDonnell Gambit Declined – Kings Gambit Variation

The McDonnell Gambit is a popular variation in the King’s Gambit and looks to sacrifice material in exchange for getting more material involved into the early attack. The moves in the Gambit start out with

1. e4 e5
2. f4 exf4
3. Nf3 g5
4. Bc4 g4
5. Nc3

Black can capture the knight on c3 but it’s best if they decline the gambit. In this video we look at what happens if black declines with Nc6, Bc5, d6, and Bg7.

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