Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...h6

Carr 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)
Moves: 1.e4 h6
ECO code: B00
Parent: King's Pawn Opening

Carr Defence edit

1...h6 edit

A mirrored St. George Defence, this defence is considered a very weak response to the King's Pawn Opening, as not only does it not open any lines for development and allows White quick and easy development, it additionally weakens Black's king position slightly and is a time wasting move. Black often follows up with g5, Bg7, d6, and Bg4 or Bf5. Generally, Black castles queenside in the Carr Defence.

Theory table edit

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1. e4 h6?!

Zilbermints Gambit d4

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References edit

  • Eric Schiller (2002). Unorthodox Chess Openings (Second Edition ed.). Cardoza. ISBN 1-58042-072-9. {{cite book}}: |edition= has extra text (help), p. 104