Nimzowitsch Defence
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Position in Forsyth-Edwards Notation(FEN) r1bqkbnr/pppppppp/2n5/8/3PP3/8/PPP2PPP/RNBQKBNR |

# Nimzowitsch DefenceEdit

White has set up a powerful pawn center. It's time for Black to counter-attack. 2...d5 is the main line and generate tension on both pawns. 2...e5 can transpose into the Scotch Game, but other continuations are also possible, either a center collapse after 3. dxe5 or a closed game after 3. d5.

## Theory tableEdit

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

**1. e4 Nc6 2. d4**

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Main line | ... d5 |
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... e5 |
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... e6 |
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## ReferencesEdit

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