Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...c5/2. Nf3/2...Nc6/3. d4/3...cxd4/4. Nxd4/4...e5

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Kalashnikov Variation
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)

r1bqkbnr/pp1p1ppp/2n5/4p3/3NP3/8/PPP2PPP/RNBQKB1R

Kalashnikov Variation[edit]

A certain logic in the move e5, Black doesn't delay playing e5, which hopes to resolve issues of the pawn structure early on. White has to move the d4 Knight the test to Black's plan is the Nb5 line putting pressure on the d6 square.

Theory table[edit]

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 e5

5 6 7
Nb5
d6
N1c3
Nf6
Bg5
a6
+=
Nxc6
bxc6
Nc3
Nf6
Bc4
Bb4
=
Nb3
Nf6
Bg5
h6


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References[edit]

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