[ECO code C53]
The Close Variation (aka. Strongpoint Def.)
Black's Queen develops to its natural middlegame position, supporting a strongpoint K4(e5) to hold the centre and avoid a P exchange. Some close (ie. 4..Kt-B3 rejected) moves are interchangeable. B-Alt.
White Black 1. P-K4 P-K4 2. Kt-KB3 Kt-QB3 3. B-B4 B-B4 4. P-B3 Q-K2
WHITE to or Undo or Jump or Clear
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