Trompowsky Attack (A45)

The Trompowsky Attack is a chess opening that begins with the moves:

1. d4 Nf6 2. Bg5

With his second move, White intends to exchange his bishop for Black's knight, inflicting doubled pawns upon Black in the process. This is not a lethal threat: Black can choose to fall in with White's plan.

The Trompowsky is a popular alternative to the more common lines after 1.d4 Nf6 beginning 2.c4 or 2.Nf3. By playing 2.Bg5, White sidesteps immense bodies of opening theory of various Indian Defences like the Queen's Indian, King's Indian, Nimzo-Indian, as well as the Gruenfeld Defence.

The opening is named after the one-time Brazilian champion Octavio Trompowsky (1897–1984) who played it in the 1930s and 1940s. The Trompowsky has also been called The Zot.[1]

Julian Hodgson and Antoaneta Stefanova are among several grandmasters who often employ the Trompowsky.



Trompowsky Attack


Trompowsky Attack: Borg Variation


Trompowsky Attack: Classical Defence


Trompowsky Attack: Classical Defence Big Center Variation


Trompowsky Attack: Edge Variation


Trompowsky Attack: Edge Variation Hergert Gambit #1


Trompowsky Attack: Edge Variation Hergert Gambit #2


Trompowsky Attack: Poisoned Pawn Variation


Trompowsky Attack: Raptor Variation


Trompowsky Attack: Raptor Variation Hergert Gambit


A45

Queen's Pawn Game 1. d4 Nf6Click on Picture will go to Variances on Chess Boards

Queen's Pawn Game

1. d4 Nf6

Study Games for Eco Code A45

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