Chess Opening Theory/1. Nc3

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Dunst 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)

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Moves: 1.Nc3
ECO code: A00

Dunst Opening[edit]

1. Nc3[edit]

A rarely played opening. Allows for a variety of transpositions and some independent lines. Black's best response is to threaten to chase the White knight at c3 away with 1...d5. 1...e5 is dangerous for Black as it allows the game to transpose into a Vienna game, when theory is definitely needed.

Statistics[edit]

Approximately chances: White win 35%, Draw 24%, Black win 40%
Estimated next move popularity: d5 37%, c5 26%, Nf6 13%, e5 11%

Theory table[edit]

1.Nc3
1 2 3 4
Nc3
d5
e4
dxe4
Nxe4
Bf5
Ng3
Bg6
=
Sicilian Defence
by transposition
...
c5
e4



Vienna Game
by transposition
...
e5
e4



Grenham Opening ...
h6

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References[edit]

  • Batsford Chess Openings 2 (1989, 1994). Garry Kasparov, Raymond Keene. ISBN 0-8050-3409-9.
  • Nunn's Chess Openings. 1999. John Nunn (Editor), Graham Burgess, John Emms, Joe Gallagher. ISBN 1-8574-4221-0.