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Chess - King's pawn openings ( Part 1 )


Bird's defence: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nd4 4. Nxd4 exd4


Berlin defence: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nf6 4.0-0 d6


Berlin defence Open variation: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nf6 4.0-0 Nxe4


Cordel: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Bc5


Steinitz defence: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 d6 5.0-0


Exchange variation : 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Bxc6 dxc6 5.0-0 f6 (5... Qd6 or Ne7 or Bd6 or Bg4)


Open defence (Tarrasch): 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Nxe4 6.d4 b5 7.Bb3 d5 8.dxe5 Be6


Closed defence : 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 d6 8.c3 0-0 9.h3 Na5 (Chigorin Variation) 9...Bb7 (Zaitsev Variation) 9...Nb8 (Breyer Variation) 9...Nd7 (Karpov Variation) 9...Be6 (Kholmov Variation) 9...h6 (Smyslov Variation)



Giuoco Piano: 3...Bc5 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4.c3 Nf6 or 4. c3 Qe7


Giuoco Pianissimo: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4.d3 Nf6


Evans gambit accepted: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4.b4 Bxb4 5.c3 Ba5 6.d4 d6



Evans gambit declined: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4.b4 Bb6 5.a4 a6 6.Nc3 Nf6


Giuoco Piano Two knights defence: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4.Ng5 d5 5. exd5 Nxd5


Giuoco Piano Hungarian defence: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Be7 4.d4 d6 5. h3 Nf6 6.Nc3 0-0 7.0-0 exd4



Centre game: 1.e4 e5 2.d4 exd4 3.Qxd4 Nc6 4.Qe3 Nf6 5.Nc3 Be7

Vienna game: 1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.f4 or Bc4 or g3 or a3


Vienna game: 2. .. Nc6 1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.f4 exf4



King's gambit accepted : 1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3. Nf3 g5 4.Nc3 (4.Bc4) g4 5.O-O Muzio Gambit --- 4.Bc4 Bg7 Philidor, Hanstein --- 4.h4 Allgaier, Kieseritzky


King's gambit accepted Abbazia defence (Classical defence): 1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3. Nf3 d5 4.exd5 Nf6


King's gambit declined: 1.e4 e5 2.f4 Bc5 3. Nf3 d6 4.Nc3 Nf6


King's gambit declined Falkbeer Counter-Gambit: 1.e4 e5 2.f4 d5 3. exd5 e4 or 3.Nf3 dxe4 or 3.d4 exd4 or 3.Nc3 d4



Classical variation: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nxe5 d6 4.Nf3 Nxe4 5.Nc3 Nxc3
modern (Steinitz) attack 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.d4 exd4 4. e5 Ne4 5. Qxd4 d5



Main line: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Nxd4 Bc5 or 4... Nf6 or 4.... Qh4


Scotch gambit: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Bc4 Bc5 5.c3 dxc3 6.Nxc3 d6


Goering gambit: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.c3 dxc3 6.Bc4 d6



Four knights game: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4.Bb5 Bb4


Rubinstein counter-gambit: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4.Bb5 Nd4 5.Nxd4 exd4



Three knights game: 3.... Bb4 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Nd5 Nf6


Three knights game: 3.... Bc5 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Bc5 4.Nxe5 Nxe5 5.d4 Bd6

 

 

King's pawn openings Part 2
Sicilian, French, Alekhine's,
Caro Kann, Nimzovich, Scandinavian Defence

 

 

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