42 ( +1 | -1 ) Is rhere a name for this opening moves?eeScandinavian Defence ?? varation.
1, e4 d5 2. exd5 e5
I have looked for this variation in the Scandinavian Defence everywhere and so far, it has eluded me. This variation hs been studied by me and and resuts in a wild and complicated middlegame. Once black gets the gambit pawn back, however, it is a sure wiin for the black pieces. Even if black does not get the pawn back, white would have to make extra effort to win.
32 ( +1 | -1 ) I believe I once saw this referred to as the Boehnike Gambit (the Leaf Gambit is a bughouse opening, and the Elephant Gambit is 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d5). Personally, I would be extremely happy if Black played this against me, since I'm already willing to go into a more unfavorable variation as the Icelandic Gambit with 1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Nf6 3. c4 e6 4. dxe6.
35 ( +1 | -1 ) Always thought the Boehnke was ...e6 not ...e5. Without the central pawn tension, Bb5+ seems to lose its bite so I figured White doesn't have much else than to get back into the Elephant Gambit. I suppose dxe6 Bxe6 is still possible, but this does seem like it's playing right into Black's hands.
62 ( +1 | -1 ) I'm not too sure about the Boehnke Gambit, this might refer to 2... e6. It's a fairly obscure gambit. White could transpose into the Elephant Gambit with 3. Nf3, but I find it hard to believe that there's nothing better. 3. dxe6 Bxe6 may be playing into Black's hands, but that's OK with me because it's obvious that Black doesn't have enough compensation for the pawn. But I would imagine that a continuation like 3. Bc4 and Nge2 is an improvement on the Elephant Gambit, since Black doesn't really have the e5-e4 motif, and then Qe2 won't block the bishop. Also 3. Bb5+ Bd7 (or 3... Nd7) 4. Qe2 seems strong.