Chess Opening Theory/1. Nc3

From Wikibooks, open books for an open world
< Chess Opening Theory
Jump to navigation Jump to search

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 a Vienna game.

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

When contributing to this Wikibook, please follow the Conventions for organization.

References[edit | edit source]

  • 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.