Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...e5/2. Nf3/2...Nc6/3. Bb5/3...a6/4. Ba4/4...b5/5. Bb3
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Position in Forsyth-Edwards Notation (FEN) r1bqkbnr/2pp1ppp/p1n5/1p2p3/4P3/1B3N2/PPPP1PPP/RNBQK2R | |||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||
Parent: Ruy Lopez |
Morphy DefenceEdit
Black has taken back the initiative and has to make an important strategic choice.
- The most intuitive way to go on is to put pressure on the e4 pawn by the mean of 5...Nf6 or 5...Bb7.
- If Black really wants to get rid of the white bishop, he can try the Norwegian Defence 5...Na5, a line that can become very sharp if White tries the Bxf7+ sacrifice.
- Another classical way to go on is 5...Bc5.
Theory tableEdit
For explanation of theory tables see theory table and for notation see algebraic notation.
- 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 b5 5.Bb3
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Norwegian Defence | ... Na5 |
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Graz Defence | ... Bc5 |
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... Bb7 |
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... Nf6 |
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ReferencesEdit
- Batsford Chess Openings 2 (1989, 1994). Garry Kasparov, Raymond Keene. ISBN 0-8050-3409-9.