- Baltic Defense
moves = 1.d4 d5 2.c4 Bf5
ECO = D06
Paul Keres(Born in the Baltic state Estonia)
Queen's Gambit Declined
AKA = Grau (Sahovic) defence
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The Baltic Defense or Keres Defense is a
chess openingthat is characterized by the following moves::1. :2.
Baltic Openingis a different opening played by White that begins 1. Nc3.)
The Baltic is an unusual variation of the
Queen's Gambit Declined. It has not found widespread acceptance among chess masters, but some world-class players have used it including grandmasters Paul Keresand Alexei Shirov.
In most defenses to the Queen's Gambit Declined, Black has difficulties developing his queen bishop. This opening takes a radical approach to the problem by bringing out the queen bishop immediately.
White has a number of moves in reply to this opening, including 3.Qb3, 3.Nc3, 3.cxd5, 3.e3, and 3.Nf3.
last=Nunn | first=John | authorlink=John Nunn
year=1999 | title=Nunn's Chess Openings
* Polugajewski, Lev (1984), "Damengambit, Tschigorin System bis Tarrasch-Verteidigung", Sportverlag Berlin
* "Baltic Defense to the Queens Gambit", by Andrew Soltis, Chess Digest, ISBN 0-87568-228-6.
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