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= Black Knights Tango =


=== 2...Nc6 ===
With the work by Georgi Orlov this previously obscure opening has been given new life. Black keeps a flexible central pawn options. White has a number of sensible replies but the most common is 3. Nf3 to discourage the e5 break.
Sometimes also called the Mexican Defense or Kevitz-Trajkovich Defense. ECO listing is A50. 


== Theory table ==
For explanation of theory tables see theory table and for notation see algebraic notation.
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 Nc6

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== References ==

Georgi Orlov (1992), Black Knights' Tango, Batsford, ISBN 1879479036
Georgi Orlov (1998),The Black Knights' Tango: Outwit Your Opponents from Move 2!, Batsford, ISBN 0713483490
Batsford Chess Openings 2 (1989, 1994). Garry Kasparov, Raymond Keene. ISBN 0-8050-3409-9.