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Chess Opening Theory/1. d4/1...Nf6/2. Nc3

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White develops his Queen's Knight to support 3. e4, sometimes called the Veresov Opening. After Black's usual reply 2. ... d5, White may respond with 3. Bg5, leading to the Richter-Veresov Attack. Often transposes into the Chigorin Defence, the French Defence, or less commonly the Pirc Defence.

Queen's Pawn 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)

rnbqkb1r/pppppppp/5n2/8/3P4/2N5/PPP1PPPP/R1BQKBNR

2.Nc3Edit

This position may also be reached via the move order 1.Nc3 Nf6 2.d4

Theory tableEdit

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

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nc3

2
...
d5
Bg5
 
=
...
g6
Nf3
 
=
...
e6
=
...
c5
d5
 
=
...
d6
=

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ReferencesEdit

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