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  3. hate the danish gambit

I prefer the Alekhine version.
1. e4 e5 2. d4 ed4 3. c3 dc3 4. Bc4 cb2 5. Bb2 d5 6. Bd5 Nf6 7. Bf7+ Kf7 8. Qd8 Bb4+
You give back the material, and this line is equal. I prefer to play black because of the queen side majority.

@jonesmh - i think the correct name of the variation is Schlechter Variation.

Schlechter defence easily equalizes, so what's wrong with it?

1. e4 e5 2. d4 exd4 3. c3 dxc3 4. Bc4 cxb2 5. Bxb2 d5 6. Bxd5 Nf6 7. Bxf7+ Kxf7 8. Qxd8 Bb4+ 9. Qd2 Bxd2+ 10. Nxd2 Re8

thanks a lot for the help, not sure what to choose, think i will play against stockfish and see which variant is fitting best for me.

Yeah do that or maybe you have a wise little brother who know a lot more about chess than you? If yes so you should ask him.

There are plenty of good lines against it. I wonder why this opening bothers you at all.

@jonesmh the line is equal, and I usually go for that.

Anyway, there is a high chance that the opposing player has seen it many, many times more than you, since he probably knows it is forced... and they knows tricks and thematic moves

I have never lost to the danish gambit. After accepting the gambit I play Bb4+ and then Qe7 to protect f7. Usually my opponents resign after I capture almost all his/her pieces although I mated my opponent in at least one game. One of my best rated victories was against the danish gambit.

far away from perfect (let's call it suspicious), my losing streak is over however

Good strategy.. take the danish into the end game, win with your pawn advantage.