Chess Opening Theory/1. c4/1...g5

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Myers 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)

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Moves: 1.c4 g5
ECO code: A10
Parent: English Opening


English Opening: Myers Defence[edit]

After playing 1. c4, White can no longer support the centre with c3. By playing a version of Grob's Attack, Black intends to put pressure on d4. Nevertheless, White obtains a small advantage.

Theory table[edit]

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

1.c4 g5

2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
d4
Bg7?!
Bxg5!
c5
Nf3
cxd4
Nxd4
Qb6
Nb5
Bxb2?!
N1c3!
Bxa1?
Qxa1
f6
Nd5
Qc6
+-
...
h6
Nc3
Bg7
e4
d6
Be3
Nc6
Nge2
Nf6
f3
a6
Qd2
Rb8
h4
g4
+=
...
...
...
...
...
c5
dxc5
Bxc3+
bxc3
Qa5
Ne2
Qxc5
Qd4
Qxd4
cxd4
...
+-
...
...
...
...
...
Nc6
Be3
e5
d5
Nd4
d6!
cxd6
Nge2!
Qb6
Qd2!
Ne7
+-

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References[edit]

  • Taming Wild Chess Openings: How to Deal with the Good, the Bad and the Ugly over the Chess Board (2015). John Watson. ISBN 9056915703.