Kings Gambit Declined: Classical Defense

Kings Gambit Declined: Classical Defense

One of my favorite openings is the Kings Gambit.  One of the more common defenses that players like to use is the Classical Defense where black plays Bc5 on the second move looking to keep white from castling on the kingside and control the center of the board.

1. e4 e5
2. f4 Bc5

The good news for white is he has a lot of ways to counter attack this and black many times will end up with a much worse position while white continues with his normal Kings Gambit game plan.

If you like to play the KG then it is extremely important to know all of the in depth lines that you might face and how to attack based on your type of play style.

Watch the video below to learn more about extended lines in this opening.