Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...c6/2. d4/2...d5/3. Nc3/3...dxe4/4. Nxe4/4...Nf6/5. Qd3

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Caro-Kann 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)

rnbqkb1r/pp2pppp/2p2n2/8/3PN3/3Q4/PPP2PPP/R1B1KBNR

This move looks odd, but it sets a trap. It is an interesting way to avoid theory. It was also played in the famous game Reti-Tartakower, 1910. It is not bad, and Black can got blown off the board if he doesn't know mainline theory.

Theory table[edit]


5. Nxe4 Nd7
6.Qxe4
+=

5...e5?

6.dxe5

6...Qa5+

7.Bd2

7...Qxe5

8.0-0-0!

9...Nxe4??

Qd8+!!

9...Kxd8

10. Bg5+

10... Kc7

11. Qd8#

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