Chess tournaments Chess strategy Computer chess Chess players FIDE Chess variants Chess rules and history

Konstantinopolsky Opening

Konstantinopolsky Opening
a b c d e f g h
7 7
6 6
5 5
4 4
3 3
2 2
1 1
a b c d e f g h
Moves 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.g3
Origin Konstantinopolsky vs. Ragozin, Moscow 1956
Named after Alexander Konstantinopolsky
Parent King's Knight Opening

The Konstantinopolsky Opening is a rarely played chess opening that begins with the moves:

1. e4 e5
2. Nf3 Nc6
3. g3


The opening was introduced in the game Alexander Konstantinopolsky versus Viacheslav Ragozin, Moscow, 1956.

The Konstantinopolsky Opening is rarely seen at the top levels of chess, although some grandmasters such as Savielly Tartakower (who played many unusual openings) have experimented with it. Black is considered to achieve an easy game with the natural and strong 3...Nf6 4.d3 d5.

Read more: