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hamis 42 ( +1 | -1 )
Is rhere a name for this opening moves?ee Scandinavian 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.
caldazar 11 ( +1 | -1 )
Look up the Elephant Gambit for some information. It's not generally considered a good gambit, all things considered.
chessnovice 4 ( +1 | -1 )
... This is known as the Leaf Gambit.
atrifix 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.
caldazar 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.
atrifix 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.
hamis 14 ( +1 | -1 )
Leaf gambit goes like this:

1. e4 d5 2. exd5 e6.

The gambit that is the subject of discussion goes like this:

1. e4 d5 2. exd5 e5
hamis 11 ( +1 | -1 )
Yea, it is called Boehnke gambit of the Scandinavian Defence. Thanks, guys. Havent heard of this gambit.
smolensk 15 ( +1 | -1 )
After 1.e4 d5 2.exd5 e5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bc4 white has an solid extra pawn. White should play his knight to e2 avoiding a nasty pin, and then have no problems at all.