[ECO code C27 > 28]
The Stanley Variation (aka. Bishop's Var.)
White develops his King's Bishop to triple Q5(d5) control and target Black's KBP, rejecting the 3.P-B4 main to reserve K-side options. Often planned via 2.B-B4 to avoid 2..Kt-QB3. UK-born Charles Stanley (1819-1901) founded US chess journals. W-Alt.
White Black 1. P-K4 P-K4 2. Kt-QB3 Kt-KB3 3. B-B4 Transp.from Bish.O.
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