Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...d6/2. d4/2...f5
|Moves: 1. e4 d6 2. d4 f5|
|Parent: Pirc Defence or Dutch Defence|
Balogh Defense edit
Black contests White's claim to the center by attacking the e4 pawn with a flank pawn. White frequently captures 3. exf5, leaving Black with a central pawn majority. However, this move also weakens the Black king and creates a hole on e6, and as a result Black must play precisely to avoid getting into trouble. The Balogh Defense can also transpose from the Staunton Gambit (1. d4 f5 2. e4) if Black decides to decline the gambit with 2...d6.
Theory table edit
1. e4 d6 2. d4 f5