Veresov

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Richter-Veresov Attack

In this opening White aims for quick development, the e2-e4 pawn advance to attack the center, and piece play in the center and king side. White typically will exchange his dark square bishop for Black’s knight on f6.

The opening position can be reached via:

  • 1.d4 Nf6 2.Nc3 d5 3.Bg5
  • 1.d4 d5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bg5

Black has options to either avoid Veresov lines or complicate White’s plans. E.g.:

  • 1.d4 d5 2.Nc3 c6 3.e4 (White’s best move) transposes to the Caro-Kann Defense, Classical variation.
  • 1.d4 d5 2.Nc3 e6 3.e4 (White’s best move) transposing to French Defense) 3… dxe4 is the Rubinstein variation.

Example Games