Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...e5/2. Nf3/2...Nc6/3. Bc4/3...Nf6/4. Ng5/4...Bc5/5. Bxf7

Traxler Counterattack
a b c d e f g h
8 a8 b8 c8 d8 e8 f8 g8 h8 8
7 a7 b7 c7 d7 e7 f7 g7 h7 7
6 a6 b6 c6 d6 e6 f6 g6 h6 6
5 a5 b5 c5 d5 e5 f5 g5 h5 5
4 a4 b4 c4 d4 e4 f4 g4 h4 4
3 a3 b3 c3 d3 e3 f3 g3 h3 3
2 a2 b2 c2 d2 e2 f2 g2 h2 2
1 a1 b1 c1 d1 e1 f1 g1 h1 1
a b c d e f g h
Position in Forsyth-Edwards Notation(FEN)

r1bqk2r/pppp1Bpp/2n2n2/2b1p1N1/4P3/8/PPPP1PPP/RNBQK2R

Moves: 1. e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Ng5 Bc5
ECO code: C57
Parent: Two Knights Defence

Traxler CounterattackEdit

5. Bxf7+Edit

The preferred move for most modern masters, preferring to the pawn and keeping the position comparatively calm. This move is considered the best way to maintain an edge.

Theory tableEdit

For explanation of theory tables see theory table and for notation see algebraic notation

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Ng5 Bc5 5. Bxf7+
5 6 7 8 9
Bxf7
Ke7
Bd5
Rf8
O-O
d6
+/=
Bxf7
Kf8
Bb3
Qe8
Nc3
d6
+/=

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ReferencesEdit

Two Knights Defence - Traxler newinchess.com

Last modified on 2 September 2009, at 23:45