This defence is seldom seen, but has a reputation of being solid. Its aim is to defend against an eventual queen exchange and against a pawn storm on the king side.
Whites best choice is to attack the center with 4. d4. 4. O-O is also an option, despite being a bit passive.
- 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Be7
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