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4 Knights
Is the four knights still an aggressive option for white?  I Know there used to be a lot of tricky lines and gambits, has black found ways to play against those?

Started 08/01/07 at 18:11:05 by megazord
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By: urusov
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4 knights interesting option
In the 4 knights, if White develops the Bishop to c4, I, as Black, capture on e4, so that, after the Knight captures, d5 forks B and Knight and recaptures, allowing some development as well. Okay. But...

Started 10/22/05 at 07:45:28 by Frankly
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By: micawber
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4 Knights Rubinstein 5.Nxe5!?
At Corus Short scored a quick win, here is the game:
(17) Short,N (2663) - L'Ami,E (2603) [C48]
Corus B Wijk aan Zee NED (3), 19.01.2009
1.e4 e5 2.Sf3 Sf6 3.Sc3 Sc6 4.Lb5 Sd4 5.Sxe5 Sxb...

Started 01/21/09 at 15:34:48 by Lou_Cyber
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By: micawber
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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
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By: kylemeister
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C47-C49: Obodchuk on 4Knights
New in chess has announced a new book (acc. to amazon)
The Four Knights Game by And...

Started 06/10/11 at 11:25:30 by tracke
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By: Fromper
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C47-C49: The Four Knights Game
This book came out earlier then expected:
Maybe the Kaufman repertoire and the Ragozin will arrive sooner too  Wink

Started 09/02/11 at 10:53:55 by Mortal Games
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By: GMTonyKosten
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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
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By: ArKheiN
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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 12:26:57 by THORK
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By: Fllg
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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 02:23:59 by Anonymous3
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By: MNb
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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 17:10:32 by BigLongNow
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By: BigLongNow
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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 17:16:19 by nexirae
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By: Knightcut
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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

Started 05/10/11 at 14:26:39 by cynima
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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 09:54:29 by gewgaw
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By: Vladimir
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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
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By: kylemeister
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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 06:30:24 by CraigEvans
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By: TopNotch
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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
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By: tony37
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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 02:36:12 by yankdog
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By: yankdog
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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
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By: an ordinary chessplayer
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Four Knights - for Novice Players?
Why not begin opening education with the Four Knights?
I am a Novice and I am starting to feel that my focus on tactical, although proper and needed, is also revealing the need to...

Started 06/13/20 at 13:04:28 by cathexis
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