Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...e5/2. Nf3/2...Nc6/3. Bc4/3...Nf6/4. Ng5/4...Bc5
|Parent: Two Knights Defence|
- The move that signifies the Traxler Counterattack or sometimes known as the Wilkes-Barre Variation.
- This bold move ignores White's attack on f7 and can lead to wild play as Black can try a bishop sacrifice on f2 if White plays Nxf7. Instead, White will often prefer Bxf7+.
- 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Ng5 Bc5
Estimated next move popularity
Bxf7+ 53.5%, Nxf7 39.5%, d4 7%
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- Batsford Chess Openings 2 (1989, 1994). Garry Kasparov, Raymond Keene. ISBN 0-8050-3409-9.