Chess Opening Theory/1. c4/1...c5/2. Nc3

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English Opening - Symmetrical Variation
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 Opening - Symmetrical VariationEdit

2. Nc3Edit

2...g6 equalizes after 3. g3 Bg7 4.Bg2 Nc6 or 3.e3 Nf6 4. d4 Bg7 or 4...cxd4 5.exd4 Bg7. 2...Nc6 is not good because of 3. Nf3 g6 4. e3 Bg7 5.d4, when White stands better, ready to push d5.

Theory tableEdit

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

1.c4 c5 2.Nc3

2 3 4 5
Nc3
g6
g3
Bg7
Bg2
Nc6
Nf3
d6
=
Nc3
Nc6
Nf3
g6
e3
Bg7
d4
+/=

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ReferencesEdit

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