Moscow Variation

The Moscow Variation begins:
1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Nf3 e6 5.Bg5 h6
The Moscow Variation below is very solid for Black as he often has the bishop pair if White trades bishop for knight, which gives him long-term chances. But Black runs behind in development and should not open up the position too early.

Moscow Variation

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