Black’s decision what to reply against 1. Nf3 is closely connected with the preferred openings against 1. d4 and 1. e4.
By playing 1… c5 Black offers a transposition to the Sicilian Defense (2. e4), and the English Opening (2. c4). White can also opt for the kingside fianchetto 2. g3, where again the game often transposes to some other opening.
[Diagram: Black to Move] S. Movsesian – K. Lagno, Khanty-Mansiysk (rapid) 2013. Black had a magnificent possibility that is hard to notice, that would have given her a very strong initiative. How should have Black continued?
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