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Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...d5/2. d3

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e4, d3
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)


2. d3Edit

2. d3 is a timid reply, usually played only for surprise value or by beginners. After dxe4 3.dxe4 4.Qxd1+ 4.Kxd1, white can't castle anymore. It doesn't put and pressure on black, either. This is never seen in master play.

Theory tableEdit

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

1. e4 d5 2. d3

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