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The Bourdonnais Variation

White's QBP exchanged pawns on Q4(d4) to gain control of the centre and attack Black's bishop.
Black's QB4(c5) Bishop under attack retreats to QKt3(b6). Bourdonnais (1795-1840) was one of the world's great pre-Championship players. B-Alt.
    White  Black	White  Black
 1. P-K4   P-K4	     5.	P-Q4!  PxP
 2. Kt-KB3 Kt-QB3    6.	PxP    B-Kt3
 3. B-B4   B-B4
 4. P-B3   P-Q3

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