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Chess - King's pawn openings ( Part 2 )



Najdorf variation: 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bg5 or 6.Be2 or 6.Be3 or 6.f4


Dragon variation: 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6 6.Be3 Bg7


Richter-Rauzer Attack: 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Nc6 6.Bg5 e6


Sozin variation: 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Nc6 6.Bc4 e6


Scheveningen Variation: 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 e6 ( 6.g4 h6 Keres attack or 6.Be2 a6 Classical or Maroczy Variation )


Accelerated Dragon: 4...g6 : 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 g6 5.c4 Bg7 6.Be3 Nf6


Taimanov Variation: 4...Nc6 : 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nc6 5.Nc3 Qc7 or 5.... a6


Kan Variation: 4...a6 : 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 a6


Four Knights Variation: 4...Nf6 : 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Nc6



Exchange variation: 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3. exd5 exd5 4.Bd3 Nc6 5.Ne2 Bd6 6.Nc3 Nge7


Advance Variation: 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4.c3 Nc6


Tarrasch Variation: 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3. Nd2 c5 4.exd5 exd5 5.Ngf3 Nc6 6.Bb5 Bd6 7.0-0 Nge7
4... Qxd5 5.Ngf3 cxd4 6.Bc4 Qd6 7.0-0 Nf6


Main line: 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3. Nc3


Rubinstein Variation: 3...dxe4 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Nbd7 5.Nf3 Ngf6 6.Nxf6+ Nxf6


Winawer Variation: 3...Bb4 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 c5 5.dxc5 Nge7 or 5.Bd2 Ne7 or 5.a3 Bxc5


Classical Variation: 3...Nf6 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4.e5 Nfd7 (Steinitz variation) or 4.Bg5 dxe4 (Burn variation) or 4.Bg5 Bb4 (Mac Cutcheon variation)


Marshall Variation: 3...c5 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 c5



Exchange variation: 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 cxd5 4.Bd3 Nc6 5.c3 Nf6 6.Bf4 Bg4 or .............4.c4 Nf6 5.Nc3 e6 Panov-Botvinnik Attack


Advance variation: 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 Bf5 4.Bd3 Bxd3 5.Qxd3 e6 or (4.h4 h5 5.c4 e6) or (4.c4 dxc4 5.Bxc4 e6)
3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 (or 3.Nd2) dxe4 4.Nxe4


Classical Variation: 4.Nxe4 Bf5 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 (or 3.Nd2) dxe4 4.Nxe4 Bf5 5.Ng3 Bg6 6.h4 h6 7.Nf3 Nbd7 8.h5 Bh7


Bronstein-Larsen Variation: 4.Nxe4 Nf6 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Nf6 5.Nxf6 gxf6


Korchnoi Variation: 4.Nxe4 Nf6 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Nf6 5.Nxf6 exf6


Karpov Variation: 4.Nxe4 Nbd7 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Nd7 5.Bc4 Ngf6 6.Ng5 e6 7.Qe2 Nb6 Smyslov Variation
.............5.Nf3 Ngf6 6.Ng3 Kasparov Attack



Four Pawns Attack: 1.e4 Nf6 2.e5 Nd5 3.d4 d6 4.c4 Nb6 5.f4 dxe5 6.fxe5 Nc6


Exchange Variation: 1.e4 Nf6 2.e5 Nd5 3.d4 d6 4.c4 Nb6 5.exd6 exd6 (or 5... cxd6 or 5... Qxd6)


Modern Variation: 1.e4 Nf6 2.e5 Nd5 3.d4 d6 4.Nf3 Bg4 or 4...g6 or 4...dxe5 Larsen Variation or 4...c6


Lasker (Two Pawns) Attack: 1.e4 Nf6 2.e5 Nd5 3.c4 Nb6 4.c5 Nd5


Saemisch attack (Two Knights Variation): 1.e4 Nf6 2.e5 Nd5 3.Nc3


Alternative Variations: 2.Nc3 Spielmann variation 1.e4 Nf6 2.Nc3 d5 (2... e6 or 2... e5) 3.e5 ( 3.exd5 Nxd5 ) Nfd7 4.e6 (4.Nxd5 Nxe5) fxe6 5.d4 Nf6


Maroczy Variation: 2.d3 1.e4 Nf6 2.d3 e5 3.f4 Nc6 4.fxe5 Nxe5



Nimzowitsch Defence: 1.e4 Nc6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 f6 (3...Bf5 4.Ne2 e6) 4.Nf3 Bg4
2.d4 d5 3.exd5 Qxd5 1.e4 Nc6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 Qxd5 4.Nf3 Bg4 or 4...e5


Bogolyubow variation: 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 1.e4 Nc6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.d5 Ne5


2.Nf3 1.e4 Nc6 2.Nf3 2...d6 or 2...e6 or 2...Nf6 or 2...d5 or 2...g6


2.Nc3 1.e4 Nc6 2.Nc3 e6 3.d4 Bb4 4.Nge2 d5

Scandinavian ( Center Counter ) Defence 1. e4 d5 2.exd5

2... Qxd5 1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.Nc3 Qa5 4.d4 c6 ( 4... Nf6 5.Nf3 Bg4) 5.Nf3 Nf6 6.Bc4 Bf5


2... Nf6 1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Nf6 3.d4 ( 3.Bb5+ Bd7 4.Bxd7 Qxd7 ) Nxd5 4.c4 Nb6

 

 

King's pawn openings Part 1 ( 1.e4 e5 ) :
Ruy Lopez, Giuoco Piano, Centre, Vienna,
King's gambit, Petrov's
Defence, Scotch game,
Four knights game, Three knights game

 

 

 

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