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Re: Pierce Gambit
Reply #1 - 09/16/14 at 12:08:09
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This could also arise from the Quaade with 3...g5 4.Nc3, if Black plays ...Nc6 at some point. Unfortunately I don't have Shaw's book on me and that makes it hard to contribute something useful, but once I have access to it I'll summarise his conclusion and offer an idea or two of my own. Offhand, is there anything wrong with 5...d6 to stop White's pawn marching to d6?
  

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Pierce Gambit
09/11/14 at 13:49:25
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Any thoughts on the Pierce Gambit? It arises from 1. e4 e5 2. f4 exf4 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. Nc3 g5 5. d4 and from the Vienna move order
1. e4 e5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. f4 exf4 4. Nf3 g5 5. d4

I assume the best if most complicated is to provoke the piece sacrifice with 5. .. g4 6. Bc4 which engines don't believe gives value for the piece.

No one seems to play the Pierce in recorded OTB these days, so there aren't recent examples.

Older books think 5. .. Bg7 is a mistake, but 6. d5 Ne5 7. d6 c6 is thought to give equal chances by engines. A continuation can run 8. h4 h6 9. Nd4 Ng6 10. Nf5 Be5

  
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