# Chess Opening Theory/1. d4/1...d5/2. c4/2...Bf5

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Baltic Defence
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Position in Forsyth-Edwards Notation (FEN)
Moves: 1. d4 d5 2. c4 Bf5

# Queen's Gambit Declined: Baltic Defense

### 2...Bf5?!

A rarely played move against the Queen's gambit, which has similarities with whites London-system. This move develops the light-squared bishop to control the e4 square with a piece and therefore wants to deny the e4 push from white. This declines the gambit in a way, where black can't reinforce his pawn on d5 and isn't able to control the e4-square with a pawn after cxd5.

This is less common as white has no problems to seize an advantage in the game.

## Theory table

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

1. d4 d5 2. c4 Bf5

3 4 5 6 7
Qb3
e5
Qxb7
Nd7
Nc3
exd4
Nxd5
Bd6
Nf3
c5
+/-
cxd5
Bxb1
Qa4+
c6
Rxb1
Qxd5
f3
e5
dxe5
Nd7
+/=
Nc3
e6
Nf3
c6
Qb3
+/=
Nf3
e6
Qb3
Nc6
c5
Rb8
+/=