Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...h6

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Carr 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 h6
ECO code: B00
Parent: King's Pawn Opening

Carr DefenceEdit


This defense is considered a very weak response to the King's Pawn Opening, as not only does it not open any lines for development and allow White quick and easy development, it additionally weakens Black's king position slightly and is a time wasting move.

Theory tableEdit

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

1. e4 h6?!

Zilbermints Gambit d4

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  • Eric Schiller (2002). Unorthodox Chess Openings (Second Edition ed.). Cardoza. ISBN 1-58042-072-9. , p. 104
  • Modern Chess Openings: MCO-14. 1999. Nick de Firmian, Walter Korn. ISBN 0-8129-3084-3.