Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...c6/2. d4/2...d5/3. Nc3/3...dxe4

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Caro-Kann Defence:Classical 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)

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Caro-Kann Defence:Classical Variation[edit]

3...dxe4 is black's only good move. Other moves are not in the spirit of this opening. This move also denies white his e4/d4 pawn center. White almost invariably responds with 4. Nxe4, but a few gambit continuations do exist.

4 5 6 7
Classical Variation Nxe4
Bf5
Ng3
Bg6
h4
h6
Nf3
Nd7
=
Von Hennig gambit Bc4
Bf5
f3
exf3
Nxf3
...
Rasa-Studier gambit f3
exf3

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References[edit]

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