Chess Opening Theory/1. c4/1...e6

English Opening: Agincourt Defence
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)
Moves: 1. c4 e6

English Opening: Agincourt Defence edit

1...e6 edit

1.c4 e6 is the Agincourt Defence (named for the Battle of Agincourt, fought between the English and the French). Black fights for control of d5 and plans to put a pawn there. Common replies to this opening are 2.Nf3, 2.Nc3, and 2.g3.

Theory table edit

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1.c4 e6
1 d4 See 1. d4 e6 2. c4
2 Nf3
3 Nc3
3 g3

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