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1. e4 is White's most common first move (except at the top grandmaster level). It tends to produce open games.

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Steinitz vs Mainline classical French

After e4 e6 d4 d5 Nc3 Nf6 White has 2 main options, go for the Steinitz with 4) e5 or stick to the mainline or the Burn variation of the Classical French with Bg5. I want to know the differences ...
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Does the Giuoco Pianissimo also include the Italian Four Knights or is the Giuoco Pianissimo only when White plays Pawn to c3?

I searched on Google and all websites say that the Giuoco Pianissimo is 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.d3. But after 4...Nf6, White has two options: c3 and Nc3. Does the Giuoco Pianissimo include both ...
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