Chess Opening Theory/1. d4/1...d5/2. c4/2...Bf5

Baltic 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. d4 d5 2. c4 Bf5

Queen's Gambit Declined: Baltic DefenseEdit

2...Bf5?!Edit

A rarely played move against the Queen's gambit, which has similarities with whites London-system. This move develops the light-squared bishop to control the e4 square with a piece and therefore wants to deny the e4 push from white. This declines the gambit in a way, where black can't reinforce his pawn on d5 and isn't able to control the e4-square with a pawn after cxd5.

This is less common as white has no problems to seize an advantage in the game.

Theory tableEdit

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

1. d4 d5 2. c4 Bf5

3 4 5 6 7
Qb3
e5
Qxb7
Nd7
Nc3
exd4
Nxd5
Bd6
Nf3
c5
+/-
cxd5
Bxb1
Qa4+
c6
Rxb1
Qxd5
f3
e5
dxe5
Nd7
+/=
Nc3
e6
Nf3
c6
Qb3
+/=
Nf3
e6
Qb3
Nc6
c5
Rb8
+/=

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