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Four Knights 4.g3 Nd4!?
The latest update on the 4 Knights is excellent - but there is an omission in the consideration of Black's fourth move alternatives.  I saw a game recently (I think it is in Watson's "Chess Strategy i...

Started 09/30/03 at 04:27:50 by alumbrado
4 2922 Last Post 08/25/04 at 07:04:15
By: feb
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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
1 3094 Last Post 08/29/10 at 06:46:13
By: MNb
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Four Knights Surprise!
Has anyone come across this interesting looking sacrifice? Does it have a name and does anyone know of any analysis?
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.a3!? g6 5.Nxe5!?

Started 10/13/05 at 03:31:32 by Athomick
4 3024 Last Post 10/13/05 at 09:39:58
By: Smyslov_Fan
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Spanish 4 knights
I have been dabeling in the spanish 4 knights for a couple of weeks now a long with the kings indian attack. After a little discussion in the flank openings section i decided againt the later. So now ...

Started 09/17/05 at 20:36:47 by basqueknight (Ex Member)
2 1679 Last Post 09/18/05 at 16:28:26
By: basqueknight - Ex Member
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Spanish 4 knights
After 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bb5 what is the cerdict at this point i happen to think it is a nice way to play the lopez with out knowing a lot of theory. I am seriously thinking of replacing my...

Started 09/12/05 at 21:38:36 by basqueknight (Ex Member)
1 1532 Last Post 09/12/05 at 23:34:26
By: micawber
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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
4 5247 Last Post 07/11/14 at 11:23:47
By: BigLongNow
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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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Four Knights - for Novice Players?
Greetings,
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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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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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 5249 Last Post 03/19/14 at 17:31:14
By: kylemeister
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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 14:26:39 by cynima
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By: MNb
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Three knight (main line?)
Hello
I have 1902 in rating. That means I have to face alot of so called club opening variations. Well, I have decided not to give my opponents any "free moves" in the future. Free moves=easy to ...

Started 01/10/09 at 12:14:31 by DrSnuggles
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Four Knights Rubinstein
I should greatly appreciate some assistance on the following puzzle in the four knights Rubinstein variation: (i.e. with Bb5 and ...Nd4)
Where White plays Nxe5 and Black answers with Qe7, White p...

Started 10/29/07 at 07:22:50 by Frankly
6 3155 Last Post 10/30/07 at 14:36:14
By: Frankly
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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
2 1814 Last Post 10/23/05 at 06:23:32
By: micawber
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Rubinstein 4 knights Question
Hello all
Apologies if this is covered in another thread - please direct me there if so.
Playing the Petroff to e4 often presents one with 4 knights, to which I then play Rubinstein's Nd4.<b...

Started 09/25/05 at 05:53:27 by Frankly
5 2703 Last Post 09/26/05 at 03:45:43
By: Willempie
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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
11 6750 Last Post 05/26/17 at 17:55:55
By: an ordinary chessplayer
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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
8 7250 Last Post 07/11/10 at 01:58:29
By: Vladimir
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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 5010 Last Post 09/25/12 at 09:16:27
By: tony37
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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 jngr
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By: cheese111
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Four knights with 4. Nxe5
I have a friend who has taken up the following in blitz games 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Nxe5. I have no idea what it's called. I couldn't find it in NCO.
Play continues 4. ...Nxe5 5. d4 ...

Started 04/11/07 at 21:38:49 by kevinludwig
10 3905 Last Post 04/16/07 at 18:41:36
By: LeeRoth
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