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4 Qe2 vs. Two Knights Defence?!
Hi everyone,
I'd like to play the Italian game as White while avoiding the complications of the Two Knights Defence.  I don't like the closed game after 4 d3, nor do I want to play the Boden-Kies...

Started 04/22/07 at 14:05:29 by mad_knight
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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:
http...

Started 09/24/15 at 22:51:51 by cramie10
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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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4.Ng5 and so on with 10. ...Qd4
Hello everyone!
                                                                                    
I finally decided to work on my black repertoire and I will start with the Two Knights D...

Started 10/05/14 at 16:31:36 by chessnoerd
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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C57: A simple refutation of Wilkes-Barre Traxler
Ever since Williams pronounced 6...Rf8 as leading "nowhere" in the WBT, it has been known that 6...Rf8 is an easy plus with White who needs only to find 7.d3 Bg4 8.Nf3 Qe8 9.Be3 Bxe3 10.fxe3 Qh5 11.Nb...

Started 12/28/13 at 06:05:05 by sloughter
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C57: Fried Liver 9.a3? -+
Black has a simple technical win in this line of the Fried Liver; White is just down a piece for two pawns with no compensation.
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Ng5 d5 5.exd5 Nxd5 6.Nxf7 Kxf7 7.Qf3...

Started 12/30/13 at 01:56:44 by sloughter
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C57: Fried Liver 9.Bb3 =
This will correct a missing option on an earlier post: 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.Bb3 c6 10.a3 Na6 11.Nxd5 cxd5 12.d4 Kd6 13.Qxd5+ Kc7 14.Qxe5...

Started 01/04/14 at 04:04:55 by sloughter
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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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