Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...e5/2. Nf3/2...Nc6/3. Bb5/3...a6/4. Ba4/4...b5/5. Bb3
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|Moves: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 b5 5. Bb3|
|Parent: Ruy Lopez|
Morphy Defence[edit | edit source]
Black has taken back the initiative and has to make an important strategic choice.
- The most intuitive way to go on is to put pressure on the e4 pawn by the mean of 5...Nf6 or 5...Bb7.
- If Black really wants to get rid of the white bishop, he can try the Norwegian Defence 5...Na5, a line that can become very sharp if White tries the Bxf7+ sacrifice.
- Another classical way to go on is 5...Bc5.
Theory table[edit | edit source]
- 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 b5 5.Bb3
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References[edit | edit source]
- Kasparov, Garry, & Keene, Raymond 1989 Batsford chess openings 2. ISBN 0-8050-3409-9.