Chess Opening Theory/1. c3

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Saragossa 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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Moves: 1. c3
ECO code: A00
Parent: Starting position

1. c3 - Saragossa OpeningEdit

A rarely played move as it takes away the Knight's developing square c3. It is likely to transpose into a London System, Torre attack, Colle system, or Macleod Attack where the pawn structure is generally c3, d4, e3, or e5 depending on black's moves.

StatisticsEdit

No statistics as 1. c3 occurs rarely among serious chess players.

Theory tableEdit

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

1.c3
1
1 ...
d5
d4 =
2 ...
e5
c4 = See Sicilian Defence
1 ...
e5
e4

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ReferencesEdit

  • Eric Schiller (2002). Unorthodox Chess Openings (Second Edition ed.). Cardoza. ISBN 1-58042-072-9.