Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...e5/2. Nf3/2...Nc6/3. Bc4/3...Nf6/4. Ng5/4...Bc5/5. Bxf7/5...Ke7/6. Bd5

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)

r1bq3r/ppppk1pp/2n2n2/2bBp1N1/4P3/8/PPPP1PPP/RNBQK2R

Traxler CounterattackEdit

6.Bd5Edit

Bd5 often given an exclamation mark by theory books. This precise move gives rise to the possibility of future Bxc6 as well as over protecting the e4 pawn. Black has a chance to exchange Knight for Bishop but the Knight exchange reduces Black's counterattacking chances.

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+ Ke7 6. Bd5
6 7 8 9 10 11
1 Bd5
Rf8
Bxc6
dxc6
d3
Ng4
Nh3
Nxf2
Bg5+
Kd7
Qe2
Qe8
∞/+
2 ...
d6

3 ...
Qe8

4 ...
Qf8

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