Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...c5/2. c3/2...Nf6/3. e5/3...Nd5

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Sicilian, Alapin
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)

rnbqkb1r/pp1ppppp/8/2pnP3/8/2P5/PP1P1PPP/RNBQKBNR


3...Nd5[edit]

This is obviously the only good move, as 3...Ne4?? 4.d3! forfeits the knight, whilst 3...Ng8? is way too passive and forfeits two tempi. White usually plays 4.d4 or 4.Nf3. If White played 4.Bc4, or 4.g3, black is fine after e6 and eventually d6.[1]

Theory table[edit]

4 5 6
d4

cxd4

Nf3

e6

Nf3
  1. https://www.chess.com/lessons/view/1145