Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...d6/2. d4/2...f5

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Balogh Defense
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)
Moves: 1. e4 d6 2. d4 f5
Parent: Pirc Defence or Dutch Defence

Balogh DefenseEdit

Black contests White's claim to the center by attacking the e4 pawn with a flank pawn. White frequently captures 3. exf5, leaving Black with a central pawn majority. However, this move also weakens the Black king and creates a hole on e6, and as a result Black must play precisely to avoid getting into trouble. The Balogh Defense can also transpose from the Staunton Gambit (1. d4 f5 2. e4) if Black decides to decline the gambit with 2...d6.

Theory tableEdit

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

1. e4 d6 2. d4 f5

3 4 5
Nc3
Nf6
Bd3
fxe4
Nxe4
Nxe4
+=
exf5
Bxf5
Qf3
Qc8
Bd3
Bg4
+=

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