Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...h6

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Carr 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)


Moves: 1.e4 h6
ECO code: B00
Parent: King's Pawn Opening

Carr Defense[edit | edit source]

1...h6[edit | edit source]

A reversed St. George Defense, (Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...a6), this defense is considered a very weak response to the King's Pawn Opening, as not only does it not open any lines for development and allow White quick and easy development, it additionally weakens Black's king position slightly and is a time wasting move. Black often follows up with g5, Bg7, d6, and Bg4 or Bf5. Generally, Black castles queenside in the Carr Defense.

Theory table[edit | edit source]

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1. e4 h6?!

Zilbermints Gambit d4

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References[edit | edit source]

  • Eric Schiller (2002). Unorthodox Chess Openings (Second Edition ed.). Cardoza. ISBN 1-58042-072-9. , p. 104
  • Modern Chess Openings: MCO-14. 1999. Nick de Firmian, Walter Korn. ISBN 0-8129-3084-3.