Amar Opening

The Amar Opening (1.Nh3) is a bad and silly opening for White. Far better is 1.Nf3 which is the Reti Opening, a mainstream and sound opening for White. Nh3 puts the Knight on the edge of the board, and risks capture from the Bc8. White can play 2.g3 to avoid pawn structure ruination (the Bf1 can recapture on h3 instead of g2xh3), but the Knight is still in a bad position.

Diagram: Amar Opening

See also the Paris Gambit, which starts with Nh3.

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