Chess Opening Theory/1. c4/1...e6

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English Opening: Agincourt Defence
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. c4 e6

English Opening: Agincourt Defence[edit | edit source]

1...e6[edit | edit source]

1.c4 e6 is the Agincourt Defence (named for the Battle of Agincourt, fought between the English and the French). Black fights for control of d5 and plans to put a pawn there. Common replies to this opening are 2.Nf3, 2.Nc3, and 2.g3.

Theory table[edit | edit source]

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

1.c4 e6
1 d4 See 1. d4 e6 2. c4
2 Nf3
3 Nc3
3 g3

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References[edit | edit source]