Konstantinopolsky Opening

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Konstantinopolsky Opening
a b c d e f g h
a8 black rook
c8 black bishop
d8 black queen
e8 black king
f8 black bishop
g8 black knight
h8 black rook
a7 black pawn
b7 black pawn
c7 black pawn
d7 black pawn
f7 black pawn
g7 black pawn
h7 black pawn
c6 black knight
e5 black pawn
e4 white pawn
f3 white knight
g3 white pawn
a2 white pawn
b2 white pawn
c2 white pawn
d2 white pawn
f2 white pawn
h2 white pawn
a1 white rook
b1 white knight
c1 white bishop
d1 white queen
e1 white king
f1 white bishop
h1 white rook
7 7
6 6
5 5
4 4
3 3
2 2
1 1
a b c d e f g h
Moves 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.g3
Origin Konstantinopolsky vs. Ragozin, Moscow 1956
Named after Alexander Konstantinopolsky
Parent King's Knight Opening

The Konstantinopolsky Opening is a rarely played chess opening that begins with the moves:

1. e4 e5
2. Nf3 Nc6
3. g3


The opening was introduced in the game Alexander Konstantinopolsky versus Viacheslav Ragozin, Moscow, 1956.

The Konstantinopolsky Opening is rarely seen at the top levels of chess, although some grandmasters such as Savielly Tartakower (who played many unusual openings) have experimented with it. Black is considered to achieve an easy game with the natural and strong 3...Nf6 4.d3 d5.

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