Chess Opening Theory/1. d4/1...c6

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Queen's Pawn 1...c6
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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Moves: 1.d4 c6
ECO code: A40
Parent: Queens Pawn Opening

Queen's Pawn 1...c6[edit]

1....c6 this move is playable but has no destination as an opening as it transposes into something else. Often played to see if White will play 2. e4 and transpose into a Caro-Kann.

Likely possible responses

Theory table[edit]

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

1. d4 c6

2 3 4 5 6 7
Slav Defence c4
d5
Nf3
Nf6
Nc3
dxc4
a4
Bf5
e3
e6
Bxc4
Bb4
=
Caro-Kann Defence e4
d5
Nc3
dxe4
Nxe4
Bf5
Ng3
Bg6
Nf3
Nd7
h4
h6
=

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References[edit]

  • Batsford Chess Openings 2 (1989, 1994). Garry Kasparov, Raymond Keene. ISBN 0-8050-3409-9.
  • Nunn's Chess Openings. 1999. John Nunn (Editor), Graham Burgess, John Emms, Joe Gallagher. ISBN 1-8574-4221-0.