Chess Opening Theory/1. c4/1...c6

English 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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English OpeningEdit

1...c6Edit

Planning to transpose into the Caro-Kann or Slav Defence. Note however that white can also reach the Reti opening by playing 2.Nf3

Theory tableEdit

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

1.c4 c6
2
1 d4

See 1.d4 c6 2.c4
2 e4

See 1.e4 c6 2.c4
3 Nf3 =
4 Nc3 =

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ReferencesEdit

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