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Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...e5/2. d4

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Center Game
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)

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Contents

Center GameEdit

2. d4Edit

This move by White smashes open the center and allows White to develop his pieces with very great speed.

Theory tableEdit

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

1.e4 e5 2.d4
2 3
Center Game ...
exd4
Qxd4
Nc6
=
Danish Gambit ...
...
c3
d5
=
Nimzowitsch Defence
by transposition
...
Nc6
Nf3
exd4
=
Petrov's Defence
by transposition
...
Nf6
Nf3
=
Philidor Defence
by transposition
...
d6
Nf3
=

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ReferencesEdit

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