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
Parent: Starting position

1. Nc3 - Dunst Opening[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 allows White to transpose into a Vienna game.

Statistics[edit]

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]

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

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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.