Chess Opening Theory/1. d4/1...d5/2. c4/2...e6/3. Nc3/3...c6/4. e4

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4.e4[edit]

This move controls the center and creates a huge pawn roller. Black's c8-bishop will be blocked and inactive for some time. However, White will have to sac a pawn in a few moves if he wants to fight for the edge. Black didn't move a single piece yet and put all his central pawns on light squares. White quickly got e4 in. [1]

Theory table[edit]

4 5 6
...

dxe4

Nxe4

Bb4+

Bd2

Qxd4

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...

Bb4!?

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  1. https://www.chess.com/lessons/view/763