# Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...e5/2. Nf3/2...Nf6/3. d4

< Chess Opening Theory | 1. e4 | 1...e5 | 2. Nf3 | 2...Nf6

Petrov Defence
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Position in Forsyth-Edwards Notation (FEN) rnbqkb1r/pppp1ppp/5n2/4p3/3PP3/5N2/PPP2PPP/RNBQKB1R |

# Petrov DefenceEdit

Now, Black has to choose between the two pawns which to capture : 3...exd4 or 3...Nxe4. Unless he wants to keep on playing a symmetrical game with 3...d5.

A transposition to Philidor's Defence is possible by the mean of 3...d6

# Theory tableEdit

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

**1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. d4**

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... exd4 |
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... Nxe4 |
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... d5 |
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