Chess Opening Theory/1. Nf3/1...d5
|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]
|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)|
References[edit | edit source]
- Kasparov, Garry, & Keene, Raymond 1989 Batsford chess openings 2. ISBN 0-8050-3409-9.