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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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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
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Two knights 6. Bb5+ c6 7. dxc6 bxc6 8. Be2
Hi,
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 chess.com and chesspub.com 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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Komodo, Houdini 3 & GM Two Knights Defense
According to Komodo, Houdini 3 running on 6 processors overnight supervised by a GM claiming "perfect analysis", with best play 2 variations of the main line of the Two Knights' Defense are equal: Her...

Started 08/01/13 at 07:27:44 by sloughter
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C58: 4.Ng5 Two Knights Defense Main line
I played the following game against Houdini 3 in a blitz game. The endgame, if I am not mistaken, is a theoretical draw but worth playing on a few move.
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. Ng5 d5 5...

Started 07/21/13 at 11:59:13 by sloughter
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C57: New Variations: Wilkes-Barre, 2N Defense
Here is a test of the Wilkes Barre in the Two Knights' Defense (180'40 90'20 30 Game). While the general belief is that the Wilkes-Barre is unsound, practical results suggest otherwise. When a future ...

Started 06/18/13 at 14:40:58 by sloughter
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C56: Two Knights with 4.d4 observation
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Bc4 Nf6 5.O-O Nxe4 6.Re1 d5 7.Bxd5 Qxd5 8.Nc3 Qh5 9.Nxe4 Be6 10.Neg5, leading with best play to O-O-O 11.Nxe6 fxe6 12.Rxe6 Bd6 has been played in nine games, with a miser...

Started 04/27/13 at 12:20:01 by Markovich
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C56: Is this playable?
This is from some "fun" analysis I did back in 2008.  Is 5. ... Be7 playable?

Started 02/22/13 at 13:22:05 by ChessFlash
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By: urusov
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C57: Re-Fried Liver
Jon Edwards in his article the “Re-Fried Liver” July 2009, Chess Life, p.32-34, covered most of the reasonable earlier alternatives in his main line. I analyzed this variation with Houdini 2 and Fritz...

Started 11/03/12 at 23:00:34 by sloughter
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C57: Houdini 3 cooks the Traxler!
After analyzing the Wilkes-Barre/Traxler with Houdini 3, I noticed that Houdini didn't castle out to move 24. Here is the second game I played against Houdini at tournament level to see what Houdini c...

Started 01/06/13 at 14:10:54 by sloughter
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C58: 2 Knights Defense 4.Ng5 ... 8.Bd3 h6
One of the ideas in the 4.Ng5 d5 5.exd5 Na5 6.Bb5ch c6 7.dxc6 bxc6 8.Bd3 line is 8…h6 9.Ne4 Nd5 10.Be2! Be7 (Qb6 11.O-O Be7 12.d3 O-O 13.Nbd2 f5 14.Nc3 Be6 15.Nb3 Nb7 16.Bf3 +/=) 11.d3! (It is importa...

Started 12/23/12 at 23:50:04 by sloughter
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C58: Two Knights' Defense 4.Ng5---8.Bd3 Bc5
What makes the 4.Ng5 d5 5.exd5 Na5 6.Bb5ch c6 7.dxc6 bxc6 8.Bd3!? variation at the class level so important is how many strong players got it wrong. In Gunsberg-Chigorin, Havana, 1890 and Gunsberg-Las...

Started 12/21/12 at 12:27:59 by sloughter
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C58: New try main line Two Knights Defense
Post members here and on chess.com have argued that in the main line of the 4.Ng5 variation that White must fight to equalize after 4.Ng5 d5 5.exd5 Na5 6.Bb5ch c6 7.dxc6 bxc6 8.Qf3---The general belie...

Started 06/06/12 at 00:21:34 by sloughter
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C58: New idea in the Two Knights 4.Ng5 and 8.Bd3
The line in which I believe to have a strong idea is :
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Ng5 d5 5.exd5 Na5 6.Bb5+ c6 7.dxc6 bxc6 8.Bd3 Nd5 9.Nf3 Bd6 10.0-0
(Now 10...Nf4 gave black good play fo...

Started 09/12/11 at 18:05:44 by Antigoon
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C57: WILKES-BARRE/TRAXLER
Does anyone know which line IM Lawrence Trent is recommending in his Chessbase DVD? I know it is 5.Bxf7+ and 6.Bd5 but is his analysis really as convincing as he makes out?
Cheers, BleepBleep

Started 04/21/12 at 16:19:52 by BleepBleep
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C59: The Steinitz Variation
Sorry if there's already a thread on this, but I was wondering why Black shouldn't play 9...Bxh3 after 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Ng5 d5 5.exd5 Na5 6.Bb5 c6 7.dxc6 bxc6 8.Be2 h6 9.Nh3. Is it becaus...

Started 09/26/12 at 09:21:48 by TN
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By: Vass
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C57: Two Knights': 4.Ng5 d5 5.exd5 Nd4 or 5...b5
The starting position arises after 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Ng5 d5. Black can try 4…Nxe4 but the simple 5.Bxf7ch Ke7 6.d4! is +/= While favoring White a win is a long way off. The extra pawn requ...

Started 08/20/12 at 22:38:10 by sloughter
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C58: Summary 8.Qf3 Be7 Two Knights' Defense
For three years the variation 4.Ng5 d5 5.exd5 Na5 6.Bb5ch c6 7.dxc6 bxc6 8.Qf3 Be7 has been the subject of intense (often amateurish--mea culpa!) analysis. This post will rexamine this variation in de...

Started 08/17/12 at 16:22:57 by sloughter
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C58: 2 Knights' 4.Ng5 d5 5.exd5 Na5-8.Qf3 Qc7
This is a trivial variation but for the sake of completeness it is presented. When looking at the 8.Qf3 h6 line I thought that Ba4 could only be played in that variation. It also works here:
4.Ng...

Started 08/19/12 at 20:01:21 by sloughter
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