Board Position
A major variant of the Giuoco Piano. White's attack is accelerated by playing a 4.P-QKt4(b4) gambit (move 4w, left) invented by Capt. W.D. Evans in 1824. Board Position
Black usually accepts the gambit and then, with careful play, has little to fear after move 7wb (right). White's compensations for the pawn sacrifice are a strong centre, quick developing and good attacking chances. The refutation (as so often with gambits) is to give the pawn back at a convenient moment.
Popular lines include the Normal Position (a branch of the main below), the Cordel Var. (below), the Alapin Var., the Richardson Attack, the Compromised Defence and the Evans Gambit Declined.
Begin or Clear or Groups or see move: 1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 Bc4 Bc5 4 b4
4..Bxb4 5 c3 5..Ba5 6 d4 exd4 7 0-0 Nge7 8 cxd4 d5 9 exd5 Nxd5
5..Be7 6 d4 Na5 7 Nxe5 Nxc4 8 Nxc4 d5 9 exd5 Qxd5 10 Ne3 Qd7 11 0-0 Nf6 12 c4 b5