Chess Opening Theory/1. Nf3/1...d5

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1.Nf3 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. Nf3 d5

1.Nf3 Opening[edit | edit source]

1...d5[edit | edit source]

Black stakes a claim to the center. White has many options now and as so often with 1.Nf3 many transpositions. 2. g3, 2. d4, 2. c4 (Réti), 2. d3, 2. b3, 2. e3, and even 2. b4!? are sensible moves.

White can also try the Tennison Gambit with 2. e4?!, usually reached with 1. e4 d5 2. Nf3?!, but it's considered dubious with best play.

Statistics[edit | edit source]

33% white wins, 45% draws, 23% black wins, for an overall score of 55.5% for white.

Theory table[edit | edit source]

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

1.Nf3 d5

2 3456Evaluation
King's Indian Attack g3
Reti Opening c4 d4 e3 c5 b4 dxe3 fxe3 cxb4 d4 Nf6
Queen's Gambit d4 e6 c4 Nf6 Nc3 dxc4 e4 Bb4 Bxc4 Nxe4 = (Queen's Gambit Mainline)

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