Chess Opening Theory/1. d4/1...Nf6/2. c4/2...Nc6/3. Nf3/3...e6

Black Knights Tango
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)

r1bqkb1r/pppp1ppp/2n1pn2/8/2PP4/5N2/PP2PPPP/RNBQKB1R

Black Knights TangoEdit

3...e6Edit

Black has a solid and flexible formation. The e6 pawn opens a line for the Black Bishop allowing a possible Bb4 with can transpose into a Nimzo Indian or a Bogo Indian defence. White's possible moves include playing a3 immediately to prevent Bb4 as well as development moves, Nc3, g3 and e3.

Theory tableEdit

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

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 Nc6 3. Nf3 e6

4 5 6
a3
d6
Nc3
g6
e4
Bg7
+=
Nc3
Bb4
Qc2
d6
Bd2
O-O
+=
g3
Bb4+
Bd2
Qe7
Nc3
Bxc3
=
e3
Bb4+
Nbd2
a5
Bd3
O-O
=

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ReferencesEdit

  • Georgi Orlov (1992), Black Knights' Tango, Batsford, ISBN 1879479036
  • Georgi Orlov (1998),The Black Knights' Tango: Outwit Your Opponents from Move 2!, Batsford, ISBN 0713483490
  • Batsford Chess Openings 2 (1989, 1994). Garry Kasparov, Raymond Keene. ISBN 0-8050-3409-9.