Chess Opening Theory/1. d4/1...d5/2. c4/2...dxc4/3. Nf3/3...Nf6/3. e3/3...e6

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3...e6[edit]

This move prepares to release the f8-bishop into action. The light-squared bishop is supposed to go to b7, but sometimes has to settle for the passive d7 square.[1]

  1. https://www.chess.com/lessons/view/24