Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...e5/2. Nf3/2...Nf6/3. Bc4

Petrov's Defence: Italian Variation
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 Nf6 3. Bc4

Petrov's Defence: Italian VariationEdit

3. Bc4Edit

White's e4-pawn is left undefended in preference for more development.

Theory tableEdit

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

1. e4 e5 2. Bc4 Nf6 3.Nf3 or 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3.Bc4

3 4 5
Boden-Kieseritzky Gambit ...
Nxe4
Nc3
Nxc3
dxc3
f6
Trébuchet Gambit ...
...
Bxf7+
Kxf7
Nxe5+
Kg8
− +
Two Knights Defence
by transposition
...
Nc6
d3
=
...
Bc5?
Nxe5
±

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ReferencesEdit

  • Batsford Chess Openings 2 (1989, 1994). Garry Kasparov, Raymond Keene. ISBN 0-8050-3409-9.