Chess Opening Theory/1. a4/1...e5

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Ware Opening
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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Black does what white has not, by controlling the center. This move also prevents 2. Ra3

Theory Table[edit]

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

1.a4 e5

-

2 3
1 e4
Nf6
=+
2 Nf3
e4
=+
3 d4
exd4
Qxd4
Nc6
=+
4 h4
Nc6
=+
5 Ra3?
Bxa3
Nxa3
d5
-/+

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