Chess Opening Theory/1. c4/1...c5/2. Nf3

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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. Nf3Edit

Main line symmetrical. The idea in this variation is to achieve the pawn break on d4 for white. Black on the other hand might calmly accept the pawn exchange and develop comfortably, with the ideal of pinning and destroying the white knight on c3.

Theory tableEdit

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

1.c4 c5 2.Nf3
2 3 4 5
Nf3
Nf6
d4
cxd4
Nxd4
e6
Nc3
Nc6
=
...
g6
Nc3
Bg7
e3
Nf6
d4
cxd4
=
...
Nc6
Nc3
Nf6
+=

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ReferencesEdit

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