Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...e5/2. Nf3/2...Nc6/3. Bc4/3...Bc5/4. c3/4...Nf6/5. d4/5...exd4/6. cxd4

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Center Attack
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 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. c3 Nf6 5. d4 exd4 6. cxd4
Parent: Giuoco Piano

Center AttackEdit

6. cxd4Edit

White plays the natural recapture. Now the bishop will have to move to b4 or b6; in most cases, Black plays 6...Bb4+.

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. d4 exd4 6. cxd4

6 7 8 9
...
Bb4+
Bd2
Bxd2
Nxd2
d5
exd5
Nxd5
=
...
Bb4+
Bd2
Nxe4
Bxb4
Nxb4
Bxf7+
Kxf7
=
...
Bb4+
Nc3
Nxe4
O-O
Bxc3
d5
Bf6
=/+