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Re: What do you think about 5...Nd4 in two knights
Reply #1 - 06/16/06 at 05:22:46
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peon4rey wrote on 06/16/06 at 02:19:18:
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 the theory in this line, so it is difficult try to win or draw with the line and i dont see the attack for the sacrified pawn.  I need other....and i found 5...Nd4

Thanks


This is called the Fritz Variation (5...Nd4).  I think it's a good alternative to the better known 5...Na5 lines provided, of course, you know what to play/avoid.  I often play the Ulvestad Variation 5...b5 which can transpose into the Fritz variation after 6.Bf1 Nd4 -- some people prefer this move-order but it comes at the cost of learning White's other responses to 5...b5.

There is some discussion of the Fritz Variation in an earlier thread:

http://www.chesspub.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1122121981

Tim Harding has discussed the variation in some of his Kibitzer columns about the Two Knights Defense at the ChessCafe web site.  Here's a recent one which has some discussion of the Fritz Variation:

http://www.chesscafe.com/text/kibitz114.pdf

You can try looking for other relevant colums at this link:

http://www.chesscafe.com/archives/archives.htm#The%20Kibitzer

MNb knows a lot about the Fritz variation and maybe can point out some other useful links.

  

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What do you think about 5...Nd4 in two knights
06/16/06 at 02:19:18
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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 the theory in this line, so it is difficult try to win or draw with the line and i dont see the attack for the sacrified pawn.  I need other....and i found 5...Nd4

Thanks
  
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