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4.d3 h6!?
I'm looking for material on the Two Knights with 4.d3 h6!?, intending a quick ...g6. Apart from a handful of games in the CP archive, I'm only aware of one game (Kogan - Svidler, Oakham 1992) in Pinsk...

Started 09/10/19 at 06:55:30 by Straggler
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Article on the 2 Knights by GM Zvjaginsev
In The Open Games With Black, by Martin Lokander, the author refers to an opening article by GM Vadim Zvjaginsev discussing the line 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Ng5 d5 5.exd5 Na5 6.Bb5+ c6 7.dxc6 bx...

Started 04/23/19 at 22:19:05 by Seeley
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By: Stigma
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Playing for a Win against 13.Ne5: in 8.Bd3
Talking about this position:

This is obviously a rath...

Started 06/15/18 at 11:31:23 by IsaVulpes
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By: MicahSmith
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C57: Heisman Variation, Lolli, Two Knights Defense
In the Two Knights Defense (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6) 4.Ng5 d5 5.exd5 Nxd5?! yields two main lines, 6.Nxf7, the Fried Liver, and 6.d4, the Lolli.
Jon Edwards in a long article in Chess Life f...

Started 11/06/13 at 05:47:32 by sloughter
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By: an ordinary chessplayer
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C57: Summary: Fried Liver Two Knights Defense
Fried Liver, Two Knights Defense, Houdini 3 Pro, =
The analysis here is in stark contrast to the results of Master Om from 3 ½ years ago on Chesspub. This analysis was checked with Houdini 3 Pro...

Started 11/06/13 at 23:36:29 by sloughter
3 3805 Last Post 08/12/17 at 21:09:31
By: Jupp53
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Is this line of any value?
What do you think of this line, from White's point of view?
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.d4 exd4 6.00 Nxe4 7.Nc3
Is White getting anything after 7...dxc3 8.Bxf7+ Kxf7 9.Qd5+ ?

Started 05/26/17 at 09:43:09 by grandpatzer
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By: GMTonyKosten
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C57: Is Traxler Refuted ?
Now I am in a project of Analysing The Traxler Lines with several computer aided anlysis on a Hexacore. I read the analysis of Marten de Zeuw in NIC 63,65,66,67,68 and Dan Heismans CD and  truth is I ...

Started 09/01/10 at 04:37:20 by Master Om
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Did Deep Fritz 14 blunder in this Evans Gambit?
Moody-Deep Fritz 14   1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.b4 Bxb4 5.c3 Be7 6.d4 Na5 7.Be2 exd4 8.Qxd4 Nf6 9.e5 Nc6 10.Qh4 Nd5 11.Qg3 O-O?! Played after 25 minutes of calculation out to a depth of 27 12.Bh6 ...

Started 02/01/16 at 20:09:19 by sloughter
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By: kylemeister
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4...d5 in the two knights.
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. d3 d5?!
What is the current standing of this line - does anyone know? I've been unable to find posts on this forum about it apart from this old topic:

Started 09/24/15 at 22:51:51 by cramie10
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By: cramie10
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C57: Fried Liver 9.Qe4 =
White has no real winning chances in the 9.Qe4 variation of the Fried Liver.
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Ng5 d5 5.exd5 Nxd5 6.Nxf7 Kxf7 7.Qf3+ Ke6 8.Nc3 Ncb4 9.Qe4 c6 10.a3 Na6 11.d4 Nac7 12.Bf...

Started 12/28/13 at 09:45:02 by sloughter
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By: Knightcut
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Coverage of the Two Knights Ulvestad variation?
Here's the line I'm referring to:
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Ng5 d5 5.exd5 b5!?
Bologan's Black Weapons only covers the 5...Na5 response. So this has me scratching my head as to why he i...

Started 04/27/15 at 23:04:57 by HagenWatch1
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By: HagenWatch1
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C57: Fried Liver 9.O-O c6 10.d4
The best try for a plus in the Fried Liver is 9.O-O; 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Ng5 d5 5.exd5 Nxd5 6.Nxf7 Kxf7 7.Qf3+ Ke6 8.Nc3 Ncb4 9.O-O c6 10.d4 (This is the point where play varies; Estrin reco...

Started 01/01/14 at 21:18:42 by sloughter
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By: Knightcut
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C57: Two Knights 5...Nxd5
Master Om wrote on 03/22/10 at 17:35:32:
6.....Be6 is the move that white cant refute so easily. Black holds on its own after Qh5 or Qg4. Fried liver is a better option to play for black and you have better chances to win.

I would certa...

Started 03/22/10 at 17:59:17 by kylemeister
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By: fling
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Deep computer analysis in the 6...Bd7 line
Hi everybody,
I've been analyzing this line for some months, using the latest versions of Komodo and Stockfish, and got to the conclusion that black is totally equal.
I thought it would be i...

Started 10/11/14 at 13:06:59 by Menake Halonot
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By: Menake Halonot
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C58: Fritz: Two Knights' Defense better for White?
Here is a test of one of the key main lines of the TKD, the Fritz [Played Against Houdini 3 at 300'40 game in 1] (Against the 5...Na5 variation, White is better after: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Ng...

Started 06/16/13 at 14:37:35 by sloughter
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By: sloughter
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C56: Two Knight's 4.d4 exd4 5.e5 Ne4 Questions
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.d4 exd4 5.e5 Ne4 and now:
A) 6.0-0 now Play the Open Games as Black and Play 1.e4 e5! recommend 6...d5 but is there anything wrong with 6...Be7? Play 1.e4 e5! says t...

Started 11/22/13 at 21:58:47 by Anonymous3
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By: Anonymous3
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C58: Two Knights Defense: 8.Qf3 Be7 =
In the Two Knights' Defense White has realistic chances to secure a plus in most variations, but in the 8.Qf3 variation no one has demonstrated a clear advantage for White.
This variation looks ...

Started 11/05/13 at 11:10:00 by sloughter
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By: sloughter
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Two Knights Fritz / Ulvestad? (No Spam pls)
Nota bene: I don't really want to wade through reams of useless analysis, so Sloughter, please stay out of this thread and keep your nonsense to your own threads.
Did the forum ever come to any c...

Started 10/29/13 at 00:11:25 by proustiskeen
3 4861 Last Post 11/01/13 at 04:46:49
By: Smyslov_Fan
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Two knights 6. Bb5+ c6 7. dxc6 bxc6 8. Be2
in the past I had played the Wilkes Barre. Well, as the Traxler is dubious, I want to test the mainline, but my books by Pinsky and "Play the open games as Black" by Emms are meanwhile pretty...

Started 10/05/13 at 17:47:04 by JollyJumper
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By: GMTonyKosten
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C58: Main line Two Knights' Defense
Post members on and have maintained that Black is equal in the main line of the Two Knights' Defense. Here in a new try by White to achieve a plus. While my Houdini has suspect ...

Started 08/13/13 at 13:40:40 by sloughter
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