Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...e5/2. Ne2

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Alapin's Opening
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)
Moves: 1. e4 e5 2. Ne2

Alapin's Opening[edit | edit source]

2. Ne2!?[edit | edit source]

An uncommon move that initially blocks White's bishop on f1, the idea however is often to play f4 a sort of King's Gambit but without the idea of giving up the f-pawn. Play could transpose into a Scotch Game if Black replies 2...Nc6

1. e4 e5 2. Ne2!?

  • 2...Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Nxd4 Scotch Game
  • 2...Nf6 3. f4 Nxe4 4. d3 Nc5 5. fxe5 d5 6. d4 Ne4=

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