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Chess Opening Theory/1. d4/1...c6

Queen's Pawn 1...c6
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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Moves: 1.d4 c6
ECO code: A40
Parent: Queens Pawn Opening

Queen's Pawn 1...c6Edit

1....c6 this move is playable but has no destination as an opening as it transposes into something else. Often played to see if White will play 2. e4 and transpose into a Caro-Kann.

Likely possible responses

Theory tableEdit

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

1. d4 c6

2 3 4 5 6 7
Slav Defence c4
d5
Nf3
Nf6
Nc3
dxc4
a4
Bf5
e3
e6
Bxc4
Bb4
=
Caro-Kann Defence e4
d5
Nc3
dxe4
Nxe4
Bf5
Ng3
Bg6
Nf3
Nd7
h4
h6
=

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ReferencesEdit

  • Batsford Chess Openings 2 (1989, 1994). Garry Kasparov, Raymond Keene. ISBN 0-8050-3409-9.
  • Nunn's Chess Openings. 1999. John Nunn (Editor), Graham Burgess, John Emms, Joe Gallagher. ISBN 1-8574-4221-0.