Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...g5

Borg Defence
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 g5?!
ECO code: B00
Parent: King's Pawn Opening

Borg DefenceEdit


The Borg (Grob spelt backwards) or Basmaniac Defence. A rare defence that Michael Basman employed in the 1980 British Championship. Although this move is generally considered inferior and weakens the kingside severely, according to Modern Chess Openings, Black is only somewhat worse.

Theory tableEdit

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

1. e4 g5?!

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