Chess Opening Theory/1. e3/1...d5

Van 't Kruijs 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)


Van 't Kruijs OpeningEdit

1. e3 d5Edit

The response 1...d5 by black to the opening 1.e3 can be a choice to move the game closer to a variation of the Queen`s pawn opening, especially if white responds with 2. d4


Not enough data as opening is rarely played.

Theory tableEdit

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1. e3 d5

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  • Eric Schiller (2002). Unorthodox Chess Openings (Second Edition ed.). Cardoza. ISBN 1-58042-072-9. 
Last modified on 2 September 2009, at 23:35