This game is rather irregular, but is still an instructive example of a King's Gambit. It shows how unusual a game can become if you surprise opponents with different openings. Why always use the same dull approach?
|1. e2-e4, e7-e5.|
|2. f2-f4, e5xf4.|
|3. Ng1-f3, d7-d5.||White's first three moves are the King's Gambit.|
|4. e4xd5, Qd8xd5.||Black exposes his queen to attack in the center.|
|5. Nb1-c3, Qd5-h5.||Black plans to hammer White's knight.|
|6. Bf1-c4, Bc8-g4.||White responds by preparing to castle.|
|7. 0-0, Qh5-c5+!||Whoops, White didn't see his bishop is unprotected!|
|8. d2-d4, Qc5xc4.||Okay, so the King's Gambit isn't very popular.|
|9. Bc1xf4, Nb8-c6.||Here comes some unbridled pawn snatching.|
|10. Bf4xc7, Bg4xf3.|
|11. Qd1xf3, Nc6xd4.|
|12. Qf3xb7!, Nd4-e2+.||Black's rook is in trouble, so he tries a check.|
|13. Nc3xe2, Bf8-c5+.||If Black takes the knight, his queen will be pinned.|
|14. Kg1-h1, Ra8-d8.||Black tries to minimize the damage to his lost rook.|
|15. Bc7xd8, Ke8xd8.||White is ahead in material and position, and Black's king is exposed.|
|16. Ra1-d1+, Kd8-e8.||Black's move is mostly forced and he is in big trouble.|
|17. Qb7-d7+, Ke8-f8.||The curtain is about to drop on the play.|
|18. Qd7-d8 mate.||Black's queen never got to take that unprotected knight.|
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