Chess Opening Theory/1. d4/1...Nf6/2. Nf3/2...d5/3. Bg5

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Torre Attack
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)

rnbqkb1r/ppp1pppp/5n2/3p2B1/3P4/5N2/PPP1PPPP/RN1QKB1R

Moves: 1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 d5 3.Bg5
ECO code: D03
Parent: Queens Pawn Opening

Torre Attack[edit]

The Torre Attack is not often seen at top level, as statistically doesn't give white much more than equality. However, if black does not play accurately, white can get a dangerous kingside attack.

e6 is most common, although statistically gives white the better chances, and plays into whites goals for the Torre. Perhaps best for black is the dynamic c5.

Theory table[edit]

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

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 d5 3. Bg5

3
Bg5
e6
...
Ne4
...
Nbd7
...
c6
...
c5
...
Bf5
...
g6
...
Bg4
...
h6

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References[edit]

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