Chess Opening Theory/1. a4/1...d5

Black does what White has not, by controlling the center. This may be used in an attempt to close in the freed White rook rather than an attempt to prevent its development outright.

Ware 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)
Moves: 1. a4 d5

Theory TableEdit

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1.a4 d5
2
1 e4?!
-
=+
2 Nc3
d4
=+
3 d4
-
=+
4 h4
-
=+
5 a5
-
=+

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