Chigorin Defence

The defence 2...Nc6 against the Queen’s Gambit goes back to Mikhail Chigorin (1850–1908); he was the best player in Russia in the closing years of the 19th century. He was known for his active and dynamic playing style and these qualities also characterise the Chigorin Defence. If you like unusual, strategically double-edged positions which leave room for creativity, then you really should try out the Chigorin Defence.

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The Tactical Chigorin
The Tactical Chigorin
Opening with the Chigorin shows your intention to play for a win right from the outset. After 2...Nc6 Black’s pieces fly into the game putting pressure on White’s position from a very early stage.
by Simon Williams