Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...Nc6/2. d4/2...d5/3. Nc3/3... a6/4. exd5/4... Nb4/5. Bc4

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Nimzowitsch 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)

r1bqkbnr/1pp1pppp/p7/3P4/1nBP4/2N5/PPP2PPP/R1BQK1NR

Nimzowitsch Defence[edit]

White's pawn on d5 is now defended and attacked twice. After 5... Nf6 there is no good way for white to defend the pawn a third time and it will fall. 5... Bf5 seems like a good move as it forces White's bishop to move again with 6. Bb3, but after 6... Nf6 7. Bg5 Nbxd5 8. Nxd5 Nxd5 9. Qf3 Be6 Black's game is worse.

Theory table[edit]

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

'1. e4 Nc6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 a6 4. exd5 Nb4 5. Bc4'

5
Nf6
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References[edit]

  • Batsford Chess Openings 2 (1989, 1994). Garry Kasparov, Raymond Keene. ISBN 0-8050-3409-9.