Chess Opening Theory/1. f3/1...e5

Barnes 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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Barnes OpeningEdit

1.f3 e5Edit

The e5 move opens diagonals for both the Black queen and the kingside bishop and important stakes a claim to d4. White perhaps already has the worse position, with troubles developing and putting pressure on the center, especially d4.

Of note here is the blunderous move 2. g4??, which allows 2...Qh4#, the fastest possible checkmate.


1. f3 e5
1 2
f3
e5
e4
Bc5
...
...
d4
exd4
...
...
g4??
Qh4#
...
...
Kf2?!
d5

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Last modified on 19 January 2013, at 18:36