Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...e5/2. Nc3/2...Nc6

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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
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Position in Forsyth-Edwards Notation (FEN)
Moves: 1. e4 e5 2. Nc3 Nc6

Vienna Game, Max Lange Defence edit

White has a couple of good options here, see the theory table below.

The Vienna Gambit 3. f4 exf4 4. Nf3 g5 often leads to White sacrificing a knight on f3 or a bishop on f7.

3. Nf3 transposes to the Three Knights Game.

Theory table edit

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

1. e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nc6

3 4
Three Knights Game Nf3
See 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3
Vienna Game Bc4
Paulsen Variation g3
Vienna Gambit f4

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