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Chess Opening Theory/1. c4/1...c5

English Opening - Symmetrical Variation
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)

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English Opening - Symmetrical VariationEdit

1...c5Edit

This is called the Symmetrical Variation, a line considered to be hard to play. Play varies greatly depending on how white chooses to develop.

Theory tableEdit

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

1.c4 c5
2 3 4 5
Nf3
Nf6
d4
cxd4
Nxd4
e6
Nc3
Nc6
=
Nc3
Nc6
=
e4
Nc6
=

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ReferencesEdit

  • Batsford Chess Openings 2 (1989, 1994). Garry Kasparov, Raymond Keene. ISBN 0-8050-3409-9.