Chess Opening Theory/1. d4/1...d5/2. c4/2...e6/3. Nc3/3...c6/4. e4

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Semi-Slav Defense: Marshall Gambit
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 e6 3. Nc3 c6 4. e4

4. e4Edit

This move controls the center and creates a huge pawn roller. Black's c8-bishop will be blocked and inactive for some time. However, White will have to sac a pawn in a few moves if they want to fight for the edge. Black didn't move a single piece yet and put all their central pawns on light squares. White quickly got e4 in.

Theory tableEdit

4 5 6
...

dxe4

Nxe4

Bb4+

Bd2

Qxd4

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Bb4!?

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