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A00 DUNST OPENING

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The Dunst is a rare but dangerous opening that is sometimes employed by Danish players.

After 1.Nc3 there are a lot of tricky transposition possibilities:

A) 1...c5 2.e4 leads to a Close Sicilian

B) 1...e5 can generate either a Vienna or a Four Knights (after 2..Nc6 3.Nf3 Nf6)

C) 1...Nf6 leads to an Alechine after 2.e4 or again to a Four Knights in case of 2..e5 3.Nf3 Nc6.  Besides it can even  lead to a Veresov after 2.d4 d5

D) 1...e6 1...c6 1...d6 1...g6 after 2.e4 can respectively generate a French, a Caro Kann, a Pirc or a Modern

Finally 1...d5 2.e4 is the Dunst independent variation.  It can follow either 2.e4 d4 3.Nce2 e5 or 2...dxe4 3.Nxe4.   In this last case, however, transpositions are still possible: 3...Qd5!? 4.Nc3 leads to a Scandinavian Defence while 3.f3!? (instead  of 3.Nxe4) is an offer to enter the Blackmar Diemer Gambit.

Opening

Dunst (1.Nc3)

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