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)
Moves: 1. Nc3
ECO code: A00
Parent: Starting position

1. Nc3 · Van Geet Opening[edit | edit source]

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 allows White to transpose into the Vienna Game with 2. e4.

Statistics[edit | edit source]

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

Theory table[edit | edit source]

1. Nc3

1 2 3 4
Sicilian Defence
by transposition

Vienna Game
by transposition

References[edit | edit source]

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

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