Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...e5/2. Bc4/2...Bc5/3. Nf3

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Bishop's Opening Classical 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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Bishop's Opening Classical Defence[edit]

3. Nf3[edit]

White position is quite sharp, an attack on the e5 pawn, a possible break on d4 would gain a tempo on the Black Bishop. Black has one one move to try for equality, that's 3...Nc6 and transpose into the Giuoco Piano.


Theory table[edit]

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

1. e4 e5 2. Bc4 Bc5 3.Nf3
3 4
Giuoco Piano
by transposition
Nf3
Nc6
=
...
d6
c3
+=
...
Nf6?!
Nxe5
+=

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