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Spanish-4-Knights Symmetrical - 7.Ne2!?
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bb5 Bb4 5.0-0 0-0 6.d3 d6 7.Ne2!?
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I'm currently planning to incorporate the Spanish Four Knights into my r...

Started 03/16/16 at 07:18:48 by fiws
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By: cheese111
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C47: The Belgrade Gambit
At the suggestion of Bruce on the "Death of KG" thread, I have taken the opportunity to start a thread on the Belgrade. I'm currently playing some games in the Belgrade on IECC, so I cannot post them ...

Started 07/26/04 at 07:30:24 by CraigEvans
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By: CraigEvans
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Nd5 by White
If you play the Berlin against the Spanish at a 2000 level, you aren't really expecting the theoretical ending, rather you are trying to provoke 4. d3 or 4. Nc3. In the latter, transposing to the Four...

Started 06/24/15 at 01:36:14 by RdC
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By: RdC
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Giri system
We're familiar with the Glek system 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. g3. But what of the Giri system? Young GM Anish Giri, playing as an invited superstar in the London Classic Rapidplay at the weeke...

Started 12/11/14 at 01:14:38 by RdC
3 1515 Last Post 12/11/14 at 21:39:54
By: PANFR
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Four Knights (strange variation)
Hello, I'd like to ask you theoreticians a question about this opening
To put things in perspective, I'd like to clarify that my OTB rating is 1500-ish (Fide). So yes, I know, at that level openi...

Started 12/09/14 at 16:30:26 by Furest
3 1175 Last Post 12/09/14 at 22:17:00
By: Furest
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C47: Best variation to refute the Halloween Gambit
While looking at the Halloween Gambit, I was not 100% satisfied with "official refutations" available, until I found out this particular variation:
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Nxe5 Nxe5 5. ...

Started 07/10/14 at 18:10:32 by BigLongNow
4 2614 Last Post 07/11/14 at 12:23:47
By: BigLongNow
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C47-C49: The Four Knights Game
This book came out earlier then expected:
http://www.newinchess.com/Shop/Images/PDFs/959.pdf
Maybe the Kaufman repertoire and the Ragozin will arrive sooner too  Wink

Started 09/02/11 at 11:53:55 by Mortal Games
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By: GMTonyKosten
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C47: Reversed Halloween Gambit!?
While I was lurking around the deepest darkest depths of 4 knights theory just tonight I stumbled across this little curiosity, and remembered reading about it.
1. e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4. g3...

Started 03/19/14 at 04:41:55 by cramie10
4 2674 Last Post 03/19/14 at 17:31:14
By: kylemeister
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C48-C49: Spanish Four Knights question
I got a vision and bought two books about Four Knigts game, an opening I had never played before as either side.
Rigtht now I play d3  based Ruy Lopez.
One book was Four Knights Move by Move...

Started 12/20/13 at 19:13:38 by bragesjo
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By: bragesjo
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C49: Keres defence to Four Knights
Paul Keres played Ne7 vs the Four Knights mainline (4 Bb5 Bb5 5 d3 d6 6 0-0 0-0 7 Bg5 Ne7). I'm always a bit reluctant to let White double my pawns like this, but I think the N on g6 makes the structu...

Started 02/25/12 at 13:26:19 by gwnn
3 2926 Last Post 09/25/12 at 10:16:27
By: tony37
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C47: Halloween Gambit
1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 Nc3 Nf6 4 Nxe5
What's the best way to meet this gambit?  I recently received a thorough whomping and wondered what the professional sources say.  Nigel doesn't mention it, so ...

Started 06/15/04 at 18:16:19 by nexirae
14 11998 Last Post 03/14/12 at 11:27:21
By: Knightcut
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C47: Belgrade gambit
Hi ,
This is THORK . I want to update ideas from the Belgrade gambit 1.e4 - e5 2. Nf3 - Nc6  3. Nc3 - Nf6 4 . d4 - exd4 5 . Nd5 ... At chesspublishing I found only one article about this interes...

Started 06/13/11 at 13:26:57 by THORK
1 1550 Last Post 06/13/11 at 13:58:58
By: Fllg
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C47-C49: Obodchuk on 4Knights
New in chess has announced a new book (acc. to amazon)
http://www.amazon.com/Four-Knights-Game-Andrey-Obodchuk/dp/9056913727/ref=sr_1_1...
The Four Knights Game by And...

Started 06/10/11 at 12:25:30 by tracke
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By: Fromper
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C47: Morphy´s solution to the Four Knights?!
Hello I am searching variants, information, tips and traps in the Morphy variation in the Four Knights (I think the variation is so called, but I am not sure), especially from the black side Smiley
T...

Started 05/10/11 at 15:26:39 by cynima
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By: MNb
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C46: 4 Knights 3. ... Bc5 4.Ne5 Ne5 5.d4 Bd6
6. de Be5: and then?
Are there some analysis in this line. Maybe 7. Bd3 is the best way for white.

Started 03/18/11 at 09:49:57 by nobibla
1 1450 Last Post 03/18/11 at 14:31:07
By: kylemeister
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C47: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Nxe5 Nxe5 5.d4
I am looking for some analysis and /or articel in this line. Can anybody help me?

Started 01/07/11 at 13:11:22 by nobibla
3 1801 Last Post 01/07/11 at 14:09:19
By: ArKheiN
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C47: Belgrade Gambit Refutation?
Does anyone know of a true refutation of the Belgrade Gambit that guarantees Black an advantage? Most sources recommend 5...Be7 but show that White can equalize.
I've looked at 5...Nxe4 and 5......

Started 08/29/10 at 03:23:59 by Anonymous3
1 1680 Last Post 08/29/10 at 07:46:13
By: MNb
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C47: Nice attack at 104 F
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4.
Nxe5 Nxe5 5. d4 Nc6 6. d5 Nb8 7. e5 Ng8 8. d6 cxd6 9. exd6 Qa5 10. Bb5 a6 11.
O-O axb5 12. Re1+ Be7 13. Qg4 Kf8 14. dxe7+ Nxe7 15. Rxe7 Nc6 16. Re8+ Kxe8 17...

Started 07/03/10 at 10:54:29 by gewgaw
8 3456 Last Post 07/11/10 at 02:58:29
By: Vladimir
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Four Knight's Game
I was curious to know what the thinking is among people here on the Four Knights.  I tend to play the Scotch Four Knights with success as White but recently looking over some mainlines in the Four Kni...

Started 04/03/10 at 03:36:12 by yankdog
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By: yankdog
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Getting into the 4 knights with 2 Nc3
Is there any major downside to getting into the 4 knights with 1 e4 e5 2 Nc3?  I realize that 2 Nc3 is not a threatening move like 2 Nf3, but it seems like after almost any black move if white follows...

Started 01/15/10 at 21:14:55 by sharpplay
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By: Markovich
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