Fried liver attack - what do I do if opponent plays f6?

if he plays f6 , then I cant play Kg5 for the fork.

any help would be greatly appreciated.

Do you mean:

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 f6

Then you can't play the fried liver, but you're better anyway. The fried liver requires both players to make several bad moves to get into it anyway. Don't bother with the opening and learn a better one.

If you mean the position Majora1988 mentioned then you play d4 and enjoy a big advantage since f6 is a terrible move that weakens his king. You don't have to play for tricks from that position, just make moves and gradually exploit his f7 weakness.

I appreciate the replies. yes, that's what I meant. My rating is 1020 and I was hoping to lead my opponents into the traps that the fried liver sequence creates.

Peasantqueen, I will play around with what you suggested. thank you.

I'm afraid that playing the Fried-Liver against a well-trained player is dangerous (he may use the Traxler attack !). Do not expect winning with traps !

3...f6 is very bad: does not develop, blocks square f6 for Ng8 and weakens the king's side. Indeed 4 d4 and you are much better. You do not need to know this: you must take time to think and find it yourself.
3...Nf6 4 Ng5 is not bad at all. Steinitz, Fischer, Karpov, Kasparov, Anand have all played it occasionally. 4...Bc5 is very interesting, but not as sound as 4...d5.

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