Nc3 Attack, Queen Pawn Games
The Nc3 Attack is a strong opening in the Queen Pawn Games. White avoids playing “c4” and all of the Queen’s Gambit systems.
Diagram: Nc3 Attack, Queen Pawn Game
Variations of this attack usually involve playing the “Bg5” move whenever Black plays Nf6. Hence, this opening is similar to, and may transpose to, some of the Bg5 openings:
Other alternatives than Bg5 for White include:
- London Attack (Bf4 attack)
- Blackmar-Diemer Gambit
Diagram: Nc3 Attack, Anti-Indian Move Order
Transpositions: Anti-Indian Line: The Nc3 attack can be used as a way to avoid many of the Indian Systems. After “1.d4 Nf6, 2.Nc3!?” Black is virtually forced to play “2..d5” to prevent White’s “e4”. Hence, we reach the main position of the Nc3 Attack by transposition, having forced an Indian Defence player into a Queen Pawn Game. See also: Anti-Indian Openings.