Chess Opening Theory/1. c4/1...c5/2. Nc3/2...Nc6

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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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Contents

English Opening - Symmetrical VariationEdit

2...Nc6Edit

This move is not good because after 3. Nf3 g6 4.e3 Bg7 5. d4, White stands better, ready to push d5. Better is 2...g6, stopping this.

Theory tableEdit

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

1.c4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6

3 4 5
Nf3
g6
e3
Bg7
d4
+/=
g3
g6
Bg2
Bg7
Nf3
Nf6
=

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ReferencesEdit

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