The Göring Gambit Refused by Shawn L. Svare
In this article I shall examine the many plans Black has at his disposal for countering the Göring Gambit, most of which include the undermining of whites e4 pawn. I will even look at my favorite line to the Göring Declined, the development of the king's knight to f6. In this line black seek to gain a devolpment tempi by attack the e4 pawn. One warning this is not a line for the week hearted, but for those who dare tread this path it has it rewards.
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.c3 Nf6 This line is a little risky for black but it offers good complication that require accurate play from both sides. Other defenses include...
After paying our respects to the alternatives let's return to the main line.
8...Qxf6 9.Nxe4 dxe4 10.Qxe4+ Qe6
11...dxc3 12.bxc3 Be7 13.Bf4 Bf6
14.Kd2 Qxe4 15.Bxe4 Bd7+=
I agree with the analysis by Cimmino , white is better here. But as you can seen black has many chances to equalize the game and white must be prepared to meet them. This is not to say that the goring gambit is bad for white, only that both White and Black have every chance to make that one fatal mistake.