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Two Knights Defence inc. Wilkes-Barre Variation [C56-C59]
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Two Knights 4.Ng5 d5 5.exd5 Na5 6.Bb5† Bd7!?
Does anybody have any experience/opinion on this sequence?  Watson likes it, and it has the enormous advantage of not being very well known ... and that the most natural move to someone who doesn't kn...

Started 01/14/05 at 09:26:21 by alumbrado
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By: Mike Thomas
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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: 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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By: sloughter
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The current statut of the Traxler
Hello everyone, my question is simple, the Traxler, a so pretty opening that has survived for long time despite his reputation, is it refuted or not? I ask that after having reading a NIC Yearbook fro...

Started 03/21/07 at 21:22:57 by ArKheiN
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By: MNb
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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: 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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By: Jupp53
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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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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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By: chessnoerd
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Two knights defence rare line
hello,I've  recently started to play this line as black and I have some success.This is: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Ng5 d5 5.exd5 and here I go 5...Nxd5!?(I've observed that this rather rare line m...

Started 09/07/07 at 14:03:34 by Chwileulotne85
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By: Markovich
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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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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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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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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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By: cramie10
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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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Traxler
5.Bxf2+ Ke7 6.Bb3 and
5.Nxf7 Bxf2+ 6.Kxf2 Ne4+ 7.Ke3 seem white's most promissing lines lately
Opinions ?

Started 12/02/06 at 12:33:47 by Dji
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By: Dji
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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
1 1451 Last Post 04/25/10 at 12:15:00
By: micawber
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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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Two Knights Variation - your opinions please
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.d3 d5
what do you think about 4...d5?
can this move be refuted?

Started 12/08/04 at 06:49:57 by Dzambus
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By: MNb
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question about the 4.Ng5 Two Knights
i have a question about the two knights as black. after 4.Ng5 d5 5.exd5, the most popular move among strong players is ..Na5.
i've had trouble in these lines as black, mainly because i feel so s...

Started 10/26/09 at 10:58:52 by endali
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By: MNb
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