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Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...a6/2. d4/2...b5

St. George 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)

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St. George DefenceEdit

2...b5Edit

White should now start to defend his pawn center. He cannot play Nc3 because of b4 but he can play 3. Nf3 or 3. Bd3. As few theory is available on this position, it's hard to tell whether there are other good moves. 3. g3 sounds interesting as well as 3. f4 or 3. c4.

Theory tableEdit

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

'1.e4 a6 2.d4 b5'

3
Main line Nf3
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Bd3
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Three Pawns Attack c4
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