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Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...Nc6/2. Nf3

Nimzowitsch Defence
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)

r1bqkbnr/pppppppp/2n5/8/4P3/5N2/PPPP1PPP/RNBQKB1R

Nimzowitsch DefenceEdit

At this point, Black can transpose into Open Game with 2...e5. He may also stay in sharp theory with 2...d6.

Theory tableEdit

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

'1. e4 Nc6 2. Nf3'

2
...
d6
=
Open Game (by transposition) ...
e5
=
...
f5

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ReferencesEdit

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