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King's Knight Opening

King's Knight Opening
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Moves 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3
ECO C40 (-C99)
Parent Open Game

The King's Knight Opening is a chess opening consisting of the moves:

1. e4 e5
2. Nf3

The opening is likely to continue into one of a number of other named openings, depending mainly on Black's second move.

Main line: 2...Nc6

Most games (more than 80%) continue with 2...Nc6.

Some moves from here include:

Other Black defenses

Less common defenses

A number of less popular continuations are possible. These openings are generally considered to be less sound than those mentioned above.

These openings are all categorized in the ECO under code C40.