Chess Opening Theory/1. d4/1...d6

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Universal
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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Universal[edit]

1...d6[edit]

As with many of Black's off-beat 1st move alternatives, this move does not hold independent status as it usually transposes into other mainstream openings. It is certainly not a bad move on Black's part, but it does allow white to transpose into the Pirc or Modern defence by playing 2. e4, so black must enjoy playing these defences or should shy from this move.

White's options are many. Here are the 2 most popular:

  • 2. e4 - Pirc or Modern transposition
  • 2. c4 - Heading for various queen's pawn games (e.g. KID, OID)

Theory table[edit]

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

1. d4 d6

2 3 4 5 6
e4
...
See 1. e4 d6 2. d4 =
c4
e5
Nf3
e4
Ng5
f5
Nc3
c6
Nh3
Nf6
=
Wade Defence Nf3
Bg4
c4
Nd7
e4
Bxf3
Qxf3
g6
Nc3
Bg7
=

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References[edit]

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

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