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
< Chess Opening Theory  1. e4  1...e5  2. Nf3  2...Nc6  3. Bc4  3...Nf6  4. Ng5  4...Bc5  5. Bxf7  5...Ke7Traxler Counterattack  



Position in ForsythEdwards Notation(FEN)
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Contents
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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