Bishop's Opening

1.e4 e5 2.Bc4

The Bishop's Opening used to be called "The Truth" back in the 19th century. The main point is to develop the bishop to a good square while keeping open the option of f2-f4.


  • Less common
  • Solid
  • Does not block the f2-pawn


  • Does not put immediate pressure on Black
  • The bishop could come under attack by ...d5

Famous Practitioners: Bent Larsen

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