Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...c6/2. d4/2...d5/3. Nc3/3...dxe4/4. Nxe4/4...Nd7/5. Ng5

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Caro-Kann Defence:Classical Variation
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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
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Position in Forsyth-Edwards Notation (FEN)
Moves: 1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Nd7 5. Ng5

5.Ng5 !?


This is an interesting move, with chances to blow Black off the Board. Even Kasparov got blown with a crushing knight sacrifice.

For the interested people, the game followed:

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Nd7 5.Ng5!? Ngf6 6.Bd3 e6 7.N1f3 h6? (this allows a crushing sacrifice) 8.Nxe6! Qe7?! 9.0-0 fxe6 10.Bg6+ Kd8 (White has a winning attack) 11.Bf4 b5 12.a4 Bb7 13.Re1 Nd5 14.Bg3 Kc8 15.axb5 cxb5 16.Qd3 Bc6 17.Bf5 exf5 18.Rxe7 Bxe7 19.c4 1–0 [1]