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Two Knights Defence inc. Wilkes-Barre Variation [C56-C59]
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C58: 2 Knights' 4.Ng5 d5 5.exd5 Na5-8.Qf3 h6
4.Ng5 d5 5.exd5 Na5 6.Bb5ch c6 7.dxc6 bxc6 8.Qf3 h6. This is the only variation where Ba4 can be played successfully.
8.Qf3 h6 9.Ne4 Nd5 10.Ba4! Be7 (Rb8 12.Nbc3 +-) 11.O-O O-O 12.Nec3 Be6 13.d3 ...

Started 08/19/12 at 19:35:49 by sloughter
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C57-C59: Two Knights Defence : Fritz or Ulvestad?
Hi to all!
In 2 knights Defence  Fritz line 4 Ng5 d5 5 exd5 Nd4 , and Ulvestad line 5 exd5 b5 usually merge in one unique main line : Fritz 5..Nd4 6 c3 b5 7 Bf1
Ulvestad : 5..b5 6 Bf1 Nd4 7 ...

Started 01/06/05 at 07:44:25 by photophore
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By: micawber
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C58: Main line Two Knights' Defense
Post members in the Two Knights Defense maintain that after 4.Ng5 d5 5.exd5 Na5 6.Bb5ch c6 7.dxc6 bxc6 8.Qf3 Be7 gives Black easy equality, but after 8...Be7 9.Be2! O-O 10.h4!! & suddenly Black has pr...

Started 08/01/11 at 00:30:40 by sloughter
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By: PANFR
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C56-C59: Aggressive white play against 2 Knights
Hello chessfriends!
I want to play the Italian game with white against 1. ...e5.
Against 3. ...Bc5 I want to play the Evans Gambit, but I do not know how to play against the Two Knights Defe...

Started 06/02/11 at 18:55:05 by cynima
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By: ghenghisclown
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C56: Early deviation before Max Lange
Some quick questions on the following line
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. d4 exd4 5. O-O Nxe4
What is this called?  What should white play here? How is 5...Nxe4 viewed? 
Thanks

Started 01/31/11 at 08:40:25 by Highfive
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By: Smyslov_Fan
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C57-C59: What to do against 4.Ng5 in 2 knights?
After having tried several options I'm still not sure what to do against 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Ng5.
My preference has been the Fritz variation: 4. ... d5 5.ed5: Nd4 6.c3 b5 7.Bf1 Nd5: bu...

Started 02/14/11 at 14:50:58 by NeverGiveUp
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By: NeverGiveUp
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C57-C59: The Fried Liver Attack
Forgive me if I've missed the thread already existing, but I couldn't find one on this. So, here it is.
I've just finished posting on the Yahoo! chess message boards about a question on this open...

Started 12/24/03 at 06:45:12 by CraigEvans
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By: Master Om
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C57: fritz 8...Ne6
Post members have argued on other threads that the Berliner Gambit is unsound but that with 8...Ne6 Black is fine. According to GM Lev Alburt in a new variation I have analyzed recently Black's job is...

Started 03/31/11 at 03:39:44 by sloughter
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By: Markovich
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C58: Two Knights 8. Bd3
In a game at the club last night I played an 1800 scholastic that adopted a strange move to me.  I had the better position then blundered, then he reblundered and I was able to win in mutual time trou...

Started 03/25/11 at 12:39:57 by walkingterrapin
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By: sloughter
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Summation of opening theory in the Fritz
Summation of Fritz theory---1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Ng5 d5 5.exd5 Nd4 6.c3 b5 7.Bf1 Nxd5 8.Ne4    1)...8.Qh4?    2)...Ne6!
8...Qh4 9.Ng3 Bg4 10.f3 e4 11.cxd4 Bd6 12.Qe2! (The Muir Variation...

Started 03/07/11 at 19:40:59 by sloughter
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C57: Two knights / Ulvestad / 8 ...Nxf7
So, I'm refering to the position after
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. Ng5 d5 5. exd5 Nd4 6. c3 b5 7. Bf1 Nxd5 8.Nxf7
It looks that 8...Kxf7 is forced, 9. cxd4 and then what? White threa...

Started 11/22/10 at 01:39:37 by drogo
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By: drogo
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C57-C59: 2 knights, but no 70s medallion
New vid from chessbase on 2k
http://www.chessbase.com/shop/product.asp?pid=490
Distressed to see an underdressed presenter. Missing buttons? Or chessbase dragged him to the office still in h...

Started 02/17/10 at 14:37:39 by Bibs
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By: trw
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C59: Mainline Two Knights Question 13. Nd2
Dear my two knight practitioners...
In the line 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. Nf3 e4 10. Ne5 Bd6 11. d4 exd3 12. Nxd3 Qc7 13. Nd2?!<br ...

Started 09/06/10 at 04:13:14 by trw
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By: micawber
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C57: Traxler:Ninov's Refutation
Can  anybody tell me more about Ninov's refutation of the Traxler in the line 9.d6 cd6 10.Kf2 d5 11.d3 dc4 in the NIC yearbook 90?
Is Ninov give a line after 11.-Ng4  ?
Thanks in advance!<b...

Started 08/29/10 at 09:45:59 by Djy
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By: Djy
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Two Knights - Short's game
Here is one game played at 10th Bangkok chess club tournament April 2010.
The tournament is organized every year in march-april. This year Short ended at 2nd rank (one rank up compared to 2009 ed...

Started 04/25/10 at 06:56:44 by dom
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By: micawber
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Anti-Max Lange is a refutation?
So. I want to play the max lange, but I don't know what to play against the anti-max Lange, i.e. 5..Nxe4. Should I move on to another opening? Is there enough play in the typical lines to play for a w...

Started 03/24/10 at 02:52:39 by Reverse
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By: Gambiteer
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Traxler
Here is a line in the 5.Nxf7 Traxler where black is having a problem and I would like to have some help with my analysis.
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Ng5 Bc5 5.Nxf7 Bxf2+ 6.Kf1 Qe7 7.Nxh8 d5 8....

Started 03/11/10 at 14:03:26 by Conquistador
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By: Conquistador
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Two Knights Defence : Fritz variation
I n 2 knights Defence , Fritz variation , after
1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 Bc4 Nf6 4 Ng5 d5 5 exd5 Nd4
6 c3 b5 7 Bf1 Nxd5 8 Ne4 Ne6 9  Bxb5+ Bd7
10 Bxd7+ Qxd7 11 O-O Be7 12 d4 exd4 13 cxd4 O...

Started 07/23/05 at 07:33:01 by photophore
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By: Markovich
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6...Nxd4 in the lolli attack...Please help!!!
Hi, im a two knights defence player, i was told that after (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Ng5 d5 5.exd5) 5...Nxd5 was mistake because 6.d4 (lolli attack), thats why i never played it. Recently i found...

Started 08/14/06 at 22:14:59 by peon4rey
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By: Phil Adams
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The Wilkes-Barre (Traxler) Variation
No thread on 1.e4 e5 could possibly be complete without a discussion of this opening. So, what's everyone's opinion on it? Is it sound? Or does white just win? Is black's attack too strong?
To t...

Started 12/22/03 at 09:57:47 by CraigEvans
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By: Conquistador
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