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Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...e5/2. Nf3/2...Nc6/3. Bc4/3...Nf6/4. Ng5/4...d5/5. exd5/5...Na5/6. d3

Two Knights Defence:Morphy Variation
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/5n2/n2Pp1N1/2B5/3P4/PPP2PPP/RNBQK2R

Two Knights Defence:Morphy VariationEdit

6 d3 Morphy Variation.
An attempt to fully hang onto the pawn. This variation does not inspire, giving up a good bishop for the currently out of play Knight is not something many players would choose. Therefore this variation is seldom played.

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.exd5 Na5 6.d3
6 7 8 9
...
h6
Nf3
e4
Qe2
Nxc4
dxc4
Bc5

StatisticsEdit

Estimated next move popularity
h6 81%, Nxc4 10%, Be7 6%, Bg4 3%

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