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Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...g6

Modern 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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Moves: 1.e4 g6
ECO code: B06
Parent: King's Pawn Opening

Modern DefenseEdit

The Modern or Robatsch Defense. Black makes clear intentions to fianchetto a Bishop. Black firmly embraces the hypermodern approach of controlling the center from the sides. The Bishop can quickly take the strong diagonal a1-h8, and also provide some defense for the King if castling on this side.

Moves:

2. d4
2. Nf3
2. f4

White has also the possibility to launch a quick attack on the f7 pawn by the means of 2. Bc4 and Qf3.

Theory tableEdit

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

1. e4 g6
2 3 4
Main Line d4
Bg7
Nc3
d6
f4
Nf6
Nf3
Bg7
d4
d6


f4
Bg7
Nf3
d6


Monkey's Bum Bc4
Bg7
Qf3
e6
d4
Bxd4
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ReferencesEdit

  • Nunn's Chess Openings. 1999. John Nunn (Editor), Graham Burgess, John Emms, Joe Gallagher. ISBN 1-8574-4221-0.
  • Batsford Chess Openings 2 (1989, 1994). Garry Kasparov, Raymond Keene. ISBN 0-8050-3409-9.