Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...e6/2. d4/2...f5

Kingston 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 e6 2. d4 f5

Kingston Defence edit

2... f5!? edit

This odd defense challenges white's center, where white has 3 options. White will most likely play 3. exf5 and black can either exchange or go for a gambit with 3... Nf6. An analogue of the advance variation is possible with 3. e5, where black should challenge white with either d6 or c5. White can also play 3. Nc3 where black should play 3... fxe4 which is a transpositon to the Staunton gambit, which white will most likely recapture with a slight advantage or play 4. f3 with a dangerous position for black.

Theory table edit

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1.e4 e6 2.d4 f5

3 4 5
Nf3 +=

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