Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...a6/2. d4/2...b5/3. Nf3/3...Bb7/4. Bd3

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St. George 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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St. George Defence[edit]

At that point, Black will usually play e6 and Nf6 in any order.

4...Nf6 adds up pressure and forces 5. Qe2 (5. e5 would free the bishop line of fire).

4...e6 builds Black pawn center and takes control of key squares.

Theory table[edit]

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

'1.e4 a6 2.d4 b5 3.Nf3 Bb7 4.Bd3'

4
...
e6
=
...
Nf6
=

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