Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...a6/2. d4/2...b5/3. c4/3...Bb7/4. Nc3/4...b4/5. Qb3

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St. George Defence:Three Pawns 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)

rn1qkbnr/1bpppppp/p7/8/1pPPP3/1QN5/PP3PPP/R1B1KBNR

St. George Defence/Three Pawns Attack[edit]

In this position, the pawn cannot take the knight as 6. Qxb7 would be deadly. Two options are offered to black according to the former author, but only one is alright:

5...Ra7 protects the bishop, allowing the pawn to take the knight, but hangs the pawn. Therefore, 5...Ra7 is out.
5...Nc6 is a good move, defending the b pawn and attacking the now undefended d pawn.

Theory table[edit]

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

1.e4 a6 2.d4 b5 3.c4 Bb7 4. Nc3 b4 5. Qb3

5
...
Ra7
=
...
Nc6
=

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