Variations: The Stafford Gambit

Published 2023-06-12


The Stafford Gambit is an objectively bad opening for black. But white has to play accurately which is very hard to do, giving lots of attacking chances, pins, traps, and nasty mates. Natural moves for white lead to certain doom. If you learn these 20 variations inside and out you will confuse many opponents and have a blast doing it. If your opponent really knows what they are doing, you may be in serious trouble!

❎ select/de-select piece and move-to square
🅾️ hold down during black's move to show a hint

These variations come from the Eric Rosen youtube channel.
(watch the link while practicing with this cart for maximum understanding)