Bird Opening - 1..Nc6

Bird Opening - 1..Nc6

FM Drawyah
Oct 1, 2017, 7:03 PM |

Updated 2 September 2018 -

A quick ..Nc6 is surprisingly common against the Bird. White's best approach is to pin the queen knight if given the chance. Depending on the move order White can sometimes transpose to a good King's Gambit Declined with Bc4.

Note that ..Nc6 with ..d5 will be covered in later Chigorin lines.

Good Chess! Keith