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Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...e5/2. Bc4/2...Nc6

Bishop's 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)

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Bishop's OpeningEdit

2...Nc6Edit

Black's Queen's Knight defends the e5 pawn and can be a possible threat to move to a5 attacking the White Bishop.

Theory tableEdit

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

1. e4 e5 2.Bc4 Nc6

3 4 5 6
Italian Game Nf3

See 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4
Vienna Game Nc3
Nf6
d3
Na5
Neg2
Nxc4
dxc4
Bc5
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Giuoco Pianissimo d3
Nf6
Nf3
Bc5
c3
a6
Bb3
d6
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Parham Attack Qh5
g6
Qf3
Nf6
Ne2
Bg7

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