Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...e6/2. d4/2...d5/3. exd5/3...exd5/4. Bd3

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Exchange 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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Exchange Variation[edit]

The easy way for Black to keep the balance, and also the main line, is maintaining the symmetry: 4...Bd6.
If Black wants to unbalance the game and reduce the chances that the game ends in a draw, they can try 4...c5. Although this allows White to give Black an isolated d-pawn (5.dxc5), Black gets a space advantage and some initiative as a compensation.
Black can also try to go for queenside castling and unbalance the game this way: 4...Nc6, followed by development of Bc8 and Qd8.

Theory table[edit]

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

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 exd5 4. Bd3
4 5
Main Line ...
Bd6
Nf3
Nf6
=
1 ...
c5
dxc5
Bxc5
=
2 ...
Nc6
Nf3
Bg4
=

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References[edit]

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

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