Questions tagged [bishops-opening]

The Bishop's Opening is a chess opening that begins with the moves: 1. e4 e5 2. Bc4

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What is the reason for 5…Bb4+ in this line of the Bishop's Opening?

After the opening moves [fen ""] 1.e4 e5 2.Bc4 Nf6 3.d3 c6 4.Nf3 d5 5.Bb3 one of Black's fashionable answers is 5...Bb4+ What is the aim of this seemingly useless check?
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Bishop's opening - avoiding positional lines as Black after 2…Nf6 3. d3

I'm currently experimenting 1...e5 against 1.e4 aiming at the Petrov but I sometimes encounter Bishop's opening 2. Fc4 to which I reply 2...Nf6. If White play 3. Nc3, I have some ideas, but if they ...
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What is the theory behind Bishop's Opening, Philidor Counter-Attack?

What is the theory for this opening for black? [FEN "rnbqkbnr/pppppppp/8/8/8/8/PPPPPPPP/RNBQKBNR w KQkq - 0 1"] 1. e4 e5 2. Bc4 c6 I've started playing the Bishop's Opening because it is something ...
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What to play as black after Bishop's Opening: 1. e4 e5; 2. Bc4

I keep losing at my chess club to the Bishop's Opening: [FEN ""] 1. e4 e5 2. Bc4 I have no idea what to play after that, any help?
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Bishop's opening - what's the point of 4. Qe2?

In Panov and Estrin's Kurs debuytov the following line is proposed in response to 3. d3: [FEN ""] 1. e4 e5 2. Bc4 Nf6 3. d3 c6 4. Qe2 What's the point of 4. Qe2? Basically you should avoid moving ...