Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...e6/2. d4

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French 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)

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Moves: 1. e4 e6 2. d4
ECO code: C00—C19
Parent: French Defence

1. d4 - French Defence[edit]

One of the more common responses to Black's intended French Defence. White creates the ideal pawn center with pawns on d4 and e4. This allows White to control the center and develop Bishops and Queen actively. The French Defence goes on with 2... d5.

Theory table[edit]

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

1. e4 e6 2. d4
2
French Defence ...
d5
=
Franco-Benoni Defence ...
c5
=
Kingston Defence ...
f5
+=
Mediterranean Defense ...
Nf6
+=

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References[edit]

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