Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...c6/2. Nf3

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Caro-Kann 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 c6 2.Nf3
ECO code: B10-B19

Caro-Kann Defence 2 Nf3Edit

A fairly unusual move sometimes played by Bobby Fischer, it is almost always followed by d5, although rarely g6, and even d6, have been noted in master play.

Theory tableEdit

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

1.e4 c6 2.Nf3
2 3 4 5




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