Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...a6/2. d4/2...b5

St. George 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. e4 a6 2. d4 b5

St. George Defence edit

2...b5 edit

White should now start to defend his pawn center. He cannot play Nc3 because of b4 but he can play 3. Nf3 or 3. Bd3. As few theory is available on this position, it's hard to tell whether there are other good moves. 3. g3 sounds interesting as well as 3. f4 or 3. c4.

Theory table edit

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'1.e4 a6 2.d4 b5'

Main line Nf3
Three Pawns Attack c4
Eagle Attack a4

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