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Chess Opening Theory/1. a4/1...e5

Ware Opening
a b c d e f g h
8 a8 b8 c8 d8 e8 f8 g8 h8 8
7 a7 b7 c7 d7 e7 f7 g7 h7 7
6 a6 b6 c6 d6 e6 f6 g6 h6 6
5 a5 b5 c5 d5 e5 f5 g5 h5 5
4 a4 b4 c4 d4 e4 f4 g4 h4 4
3 a3 b3 c3 d3 e3 f3 g3 h3 3
2 a2 b2 c2 d2 e2 f2 g2 h2 2
1 a1 b1 c1 d1 e1 f1 g1 h1 1
a b c d e f g h
Position in Forsyth-Edwards Notation(FEN)

rnbqkbnr/pppp1ppp/8/4p3/P7/8/1PPPPPPP/RNBQKBNR


Black does what white has not, by controlling the center. This move also prevents 2. Ra3

Theory TableEdit

For explanation of theory tables see theory table and for notation see algebraic notation.

1.a4 e5

-

2 3
1 e4
Nf6
=+
2 Nf3
e4
=+
3 d4
exd4
Qxd4
Nc6
=+
4 h4
Nc6
=+
5 Ra3?
Bxa3
Nxa3
d5
-/+

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