Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...e5/2. Nf3/2...Nc6/3. g3

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King's Knight Opening
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/pppp1ppp/2n5/4p3/4P3/5NP1/PPPP1P1P/RNBQKB1R

Moves: 1. e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6
ECO code: C40-C99
Parent: Open Game

Konstantinopolsky Opening[edit]

3. g3[edit]

A rarely seen and somewhat illogical move, because the light squared bishop can already develop easily. White can fianchetto the bishop, but it is not always ideally placed here, and if he moves it along the f1-a6 diagonal, then the g2 and h3 squares easily become weak due to the compromised pawn structure.

Theory table[edit]

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

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. g3

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References[edit]

  • Nunn's Chess Openings. 1999. John Nunn (Editor), Graham Burgess, John Emms, Joe Gallagher. ISBN 1-8574-4221-0.