Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...e5/2. Nf3/2...Nc6/3. Bc4/3...Bc5/4. c3/4...Nf6

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Giuoco Piano
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
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Position in Forsyth-Edwards Notation (FEN)
Moves: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. c3 Nf6

Giuoco PianoEdit

4... Nf6Edit

The most common reply. It attacks the pawn on e4, develops the knight, and allows black to castle later on.

Theory tableEdit

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

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. c3 Nf6

5 6 7 8
Center Attack d4
exd4
cxd4
Bb4+
Bd2
Nxe4
Bxb4
Nxb4
=
Giuoco Pianissimo d3
d6
O-O
O-O
h3
h6
Re1
Be6
=
Bird's Attack b4
Bb6
d3
d6
a4
a5
b5
Ne7
=
Albin Gambit O-O
Nxe4
d4
Nf6
d4
Nf6
d4
Nf6
=

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