The Belgrade Gambit is a chess opening that begins with the following moves:
1. e4 e5 2. ♘f3 ♞c6 3. ♘c3 ♞f6 4. d4 exd4 5. ♘d5!?
It is a relatively uncommon opening, but it can be a surprise weapon for White.
Unfortunately, our database contained only 11 games that started with this opening, and all of them were of a less than mediocre quality. Let’s have a look at the game of grandmasters instead:
The Belgrade Gambit is considered to be somewhat risky for White, as Black has several ways to defend against the attack and equalize the position. However, it can be a fun and aggressive opening to play, and it has been used successfully by grandmasters such as Alexei Shirov and Vassily Ivanchuk.