Chess Opening Theory/1. d4/1...e6/2. c4/2...b6

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English 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)

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English Defence[edit]

The system of having b6 and e6 was developed by English player P.N. Wallis, and was taken up by several leading English players including Tony Miles and Jon Speelman.

Theory table[edit]

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

1. d4 e6 2. c4 b6
3 4 5 6
e4
Bb7
Qc2
Qh4
Nd2
Bb4
Bd3
f5
+=
Nc3
Bb4
e3
Bb7
a3
Bxc3
bxc3
f5
=
d5
Qh4
Nc3
Bb4
Bd2
Nf6
=

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References[edit]

  • Batsford Chess Openings 2 (1989, 1994). Garry Kasparov, Raymond Keene. ISBN 0-8050-3409-9.