Originally posted by greenpawn34The queen's bishop can either be played to the right, in which case e3 would cut down on its mobility, or it can be played to the left in which case e3 wouldn't.
It also supplies an escape square for your King.
(1.e3 kind of stubs the toe of the Queen's Bishop and stops the King
from running to e3. 1.e4!)
Originally posted by nimzo5Hey now, why are you trying to change the subject of the thread?
1. b3 hands the iniative over to the Black pieces... joy.
Originally posted by EladarThe Hoogan-Hoogan Variation
Could you give me an example of how 1.e4 allows the king to run to e3 in certain openings?