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Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...e5/2. Nf3/2...Nc6/3. Bc4/3...Nf6/4. Ng5/4...d5/5. exd5

Two Knights Defence
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)

r1bqkb1r/ppp2ppp/2n2n2/3Pp1N1/2B5/8/PPPP1PPP/RNBQK2R

Two Knights DefenceEdit

5 exd5Edit

An automatic move as other moves lose material. Black has a selection of interesting moves leading to diverse tactical positions.

StatisticsEdit

Estimated next move likelihood

Na5 69.1%, Nd4 15.3%, b5 13.2%, Nd5 1.6%, Nb4 0.8%

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 d5

5 6 7 8
Main Line exd5
Na5
Bb5+
c6
dxc6
bxc6
Be2
h6
Qf3 Variation ...
...
...
...
...
...
Qf3
Be7
Ulvestad Variation ...
b5
Bf1
h6
Nxf7
Kxf7
dxc6
Bc5
+=
Fritz Variation ...
Nd4
c3
b5
Bf1
Nxd5
Ne4
Qh4
+=
Lolli Variation ...
Nxd5!?
d4
Bb4+
c3
Be7
Nxf7
Kxf7
+=
Fried Liver Attack ...
...
Nxf7
Kxf7
Qf3
Ke6
Nc3
Nb4

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ReferencesEdit

  • Batsford Chess Openings 2 (1989, 1994). Garry Kasparov, Raymond Keene. ISBN 0-8050-3409-9.
  • Nunn's Chess Openings. 1999. John Nunn (Editor), Graham Burgess, John Emms, Joe Gallagher. ISBN 1-8574-4221-0.