## Edge Pawn Opening #2Black H2+3 H3+4Outcome: Equality

1. P9+1  …………

Based on statictic, there are  4 main variations and their winning rate are listed  below.

1) C2=5, most popular, Red winning rate is 35.3%

2) C8=5, Red winning rate is 30.1%.

3) P7+1, Red winning rate is 34.8%

4) H2+3, Red winning rate is 48.9%

In this post, we will to discuss Black H2+3 variations.

1. …………  H2+3

There is a logic why Black plays H2+3.
Since Red has selected P9+1, most likely Red will not advance his pawn in second move. Therefore if Black H2+3, most likely Red will not play P7+1. Black can develop his main pieces steadyly.

2. H8+7  …………

Red H8+7 is a strategic move.

Red is prepared for prolonged war.
The successful factor will depend on the first move P9+1 whether can give any impact in the opening or not.

2. …………  P3+1

Of course Black P3+1 as today opening theory applied.

3. P3+1  …………

Red can not let Black play P7+1 in the next move for double headed snake formation. Hence,  Red plays P3+1.

Now Black has 4 main variations:
1) H8+7, most popular
2) E7+5
3) C2=1
4) H3+4

3. …………  H3+4    4. C2=5  …………

Red change to attack move.
Since Black deployed his horse left center pawn unprotected, Red C2+5 to attack Black's center pawn.

4. …………  H8+7

Of course.

5. H2+3  E3+5

To consolidate center defense.

6. R1=2  …………

Red develops his right chariot first, awaiting P9+1 to develop his left chariot.

6. …………  R9=8    7. R2+4  A4+5

Current board situation:

1)Stable

Outcome: Equality