The author W. John Lutes did extensive research on the King's Gambit. In his book on the Cunningham Gambit (3...Be7), Lutes found that "the Three Pawns Gambit is not theoretically correct for White, but the major lines lead to extremely difficult positions for the second player to defend in actual practice." Black has a wide variety of choices on moves 6-8. White is equal or better in most of those lines. The game between C Gauche and Thauane Ferreira Medeiros illustrates that point.
Gauche (2234) - Medeiros (1972), 1st AXPG Brazil Open 2017 Ponta Grossa BRA (7.14), 29.10.2017 begins 1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 Be7 4.Bc4 Bh4+ 5.g3 [5.Kf1=] 5...fxg3 6.0-0 gxh2+ 7.Kh1 Nh6 [7...d5 8.Bxd5 Nf6=/+] 8.d4 0-0 [8...d5 9.Bxd5 c6 10.Bb3 Ng4=] 9.Bxh6 gxh6 10.Ne5 [Black has tripled pawns. White attacks.]
Sets: Chess Games 1.e4 Series and Chess Games 1.d4 Series
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