Nimzowitsch Defence  



Position in ForsythEdwards Notation(FEN)
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Nimzowitsch DefenceEdit
White has set up a powerful pawn center. It's time for Black to counterattack. 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
2  

Main line  ... d5 
= 
... e5 
=  
... e6 
+= 
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ReferencesEdit
 Batsford Chess Openings 2 (1989, 1994). Garry Kasparov, Raymond Keene. ISBN 0805034099.