Chess Opening Theory/1. Nf3/1...Nf6/2. c4

English 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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English OpeningEdit

2. c4Edit

2. c4 is a very common move in the English Opening, competing for the d5 square. It is also very flexible, allowing white to transpose into Queen's Pawn openings with a later d4 move or various lines in the English Opening (1.c4).

This position is also often reached with the move order 1.c4 Nf6 2.Nf3.

Theory tableEdit

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

1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4

2
English Opening Kings Indian Formation ...
g6
d4
 
=
English Opening ...
c5
=
English Opening ...
c6
=
English Opening ...
b6
=
Reti System ...
e6
d4
 
=
Nimzo-Indian Defence Kasparov Variation ...
e6
d4
Bb4
Nc3
 
=
...
Nc6
=
...
d5
d4
 
=

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ReferencesEdit

  • Batsford Chess Openings 2 (1989, 1994). Garry Kasparov, Raymond Keene. ISBN 0-8050-3409-9.