Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...e6/2. d4/2...d5/3. Nd2
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Position in ForsythEdwards Notation(FEN)
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French Defence: Tarrasch VariationEdit
The move Nd2 prevents Black from entering the Winawer (3.Nc3 Bb4). The knight on d2 exerts no pressure on d5 and may lead to slower development of white's pieces but the move is solid and leads to games of a more positional nature than its main alternative of 3.Nc3.
Theory tableEdit
For explanation of theory tables see theory table and for notation see algebraic notation.
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2  

3  
Main lines  ... c5 
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... Nf6 
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Rubinstein variation  ... dxe4 
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Romanichine variation  ... Be7 
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Guimard variation  ... Nc6 
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... a6 
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ReferencesEdit
 Batsford Chess Openings 2 (1989, 1994). Garry Kasparov, Raymond Keene. ISBN 0805034099.