Sacrifice material for quick development and attack!
In the video “Dashing Danish” by GM Nigel Davies, we get to see the hyper-aggressive Danish Gambit opening that starts off with the pawn sacrifice 1.e4 e5 2.d4 cxd4 3.c3.
This opening used to be very popular in the past, then lost some of its appeal for a while. Recently the gambit has been revived by Grandmasters such as Garry Kasparov and Alexander Morozevich.
There are many different attempts to refute this gambit that are discussed, but recent understanding and improved moves have changed the evaluation of these supposed refutations. Nigel shows the new theory in this gambit opening and how White can get a very strong attack in many of the lines that Black can try to defend with.
What ways are shown to get around the attempted refutations of the gambit? What attacking set-ups and tactical traps must Black be on the lookout for? Watch the video to find out!