|Moves||1.f4 f5 2.e4|
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The following were the main lines of the Swiss Gambit given by F. A. Lange in 1859:
- 2...fxe4 3.Qh5+
- 2...fxe4 3.f5
- 2...fxe4 3.Bc4
- 2...fxe4 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.d3
The term "Swiss Gambit" is also used colloquially to describe a (usually unintentional) strategy for Swiss system tournaments. In a "Swiss Gambit", a player loses or draws against weaker players early in the tournament, in the hope of being paired against weaker opposition in later rounds and finishing in the prize money.