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|Chess Openings - Open Game|
Black meets boldness with boldness. The last move counters White intentions in the center and opens lines for the King's Bishop and the Queen.
White can play d4 because the d-Pawn is protected by the Queen. The exchange of White's d-Pawn and Black's e-Pawn will open the center for the pieces of both sides.
Compare the Closed Game.
(Back to initial position.)