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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
0 2150 Last Post 10/05/14 at 16:31:36
By: chessnoerd
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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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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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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
0 1435 Last Post 06/18/13 at 14:40:57
By: sloughter
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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
0 985 Last Post 08/19/12 at 19:35:48
By: sloughter
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Two Knights defence : Bogoliubov variation
In Two Knights Defence , Bogoliubov variation
1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 Bc4 Nf6 4 Ng5 d5 5 exd5 Na5
6 Bb5+ c6 7 dxc6 bxc6 8 Qf3!?
2 lines pass as a refutation:
8... Rb8 9 Bxc6+ Nxc6 10 ...

Started 01/30/05 at 17:34:02 by photophore
0 1661 Last Post 01/30/05 at 17:34:01
By: photophore
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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
1 2438 Last Post 07/21/13 at 13:55:13
By: Smyslov_Fan
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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
1 2429 Last Post 12/24/12 at 04:58:08
By: Smyslov_Fan
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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
1 1120 Last Post 08/19/12 at 20:43:18
By: Smyslov_Fan
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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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What do you think about 5...Nd4 in two knights
What do you think about this line?
What is the best for black and white? Would you play it as black? Why?
I play 5...Na5 as black but i found that all the white player know everything about...

Started 06/16/06 at 02:19:20 by peon4rey
1 1753 Last Post 06/16/06 at 05:22:46
By: OstapBender
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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
2 2658 Last Post 02/01/16 at 21:32:13
By: kylemeister
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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
2 1831 Last Post 08/30/10 at 10:46:48
By: Djy
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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 5201 Last Post 11/01/13 at 04:46:49
By: Smyslov_Fan
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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
3 3088 Last Post 12/22/12 at 18:21:41
By: sloughter
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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
3 1898 Last Post 09/26/12 at 14:36:55
By: Vass
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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
3 1962 Last Post 09/08/10 at 16:04:25
By: micawber
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Unusual 2 knights defence
Playing against TKD
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Ng5 d5 5.exd5 h6? (was '!' in error ...)
Any ideas?

Started 01/16/08 at 03:03:29 by Jurassic Pawn
3 1989 Last Post 01/17/08 at 07:49:03
By: Matemax
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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
3 2048 Last Post 09/07/07 at 18:03:05
By: Markovich
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Two Knights Defence : Bogo Line
In Two Knights Defence,Main Line ,
1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 Bc4 Nf6 4 Ng5 d5 5 exd5 Na5
6 Bb5+ c6 7 dxc6 bxc6  Bogoliubov line8 Qf3 has not good fame : 8...h6 is held as a refutation
9 Ne4 ...

Started 08/04/05 at 07:21:19 by photophore
3 1840 Last Post 09/18/05 at 04:01:58
By: photophore
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