Letter #16 - 2008
Queen ‘en prise’
From: Tom Griffin
I was looking at some of the King’s Gambit opening variants in your archives, and I believe there is a problem with one. It is entitled “Classical D, KGA” in your database.
In this listing, black leaves his Queen ‘en prise’ and white can simply respond: 4. Nxh4, with no apparent suitable response available to
black. But instead you show white playing 4. Kf1, which doesn’t make sense.
In fact, white never plays f4, so the opening itself is mislabeled. Maybe that’s it - a typo on
white’s third move. It could explain both things.
Thank you for looking into this.
Kennett Township, PA
There was an error on white’s second move (2. Nf3) which made the whole opening sequence inoperative.
This mistake has been already corrected.
Thank you for your e-mail pointing out this discrepancy.