Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...a6/2. d4/2...b5/3. Nf3

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

Development keeps going. Black should now play 3...Bb7, putting pressure on the e pawn (remember that White cannot play Nc3 to protect the pawn !). 3...e6 can also be played (and will anyway be played at some point in the opening), but why giving White more liberty when it's possible to force the following moves ?

Theory tableEdit

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

'1.e4 a6 2.d4 b5 3.Nf3'

3
...
Bb7
=
...
e6
=

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Last modified on 2 September 2009, at 22:52