Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...g6/2. d4/2...Bg7

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)


Modern DefenceEdit

White must now decide which pawn structure he will adopt. The most flexible move is 3. Nc3, giving White some time before deciding. However, it denies the access to the Averbakh Variation (3. c4), the Geller's System(3. c3 and 4. Nf3) and the Three Pawns Attack (3. c3 and 4. f4).

3. Nf3 is also possible and will transpose early into the other variations.

Theory tableEdit

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

1. e4 g6 2. d4 Bg7

Main Variation Nc3
Averbakh Variation c4

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Last modified on 3 September 2009, at 00:22