Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...e5/2. Nf3/2...Nc6/3. Bc4/3...Nf6/4. Ng5/4...d5/5. exd5/5...Na5/6. Bb5/6...c6/7. dxc6/7...bxc6/8. Be2/8...h6/9. Nf3/9...e4/10. Ne5
< Chess Opening Theory  1. e4  1...e5  2. Nf3  2...Nc6  3. Bc4  3...Nf6  4. Ng5  4...d5  5. exd5  5...Na5  6. Bb5  6...c6  7. dxc6  7...bxc6  8. Be2  8...h6  9. Nf3  9...e4Two Knights Defence  



Position in ForsythEdwards Notation(FEN)
r1bqkb1r/p4pp1/2p2n1p/n3N3/4p3/8/PPPPBPPP/RNBQK2R 
Contents
Two Knights DefenceEdit
10. Ne5.Edit
The Knights moves to the center of the board, here it can easily be attacked again by Black, but White now has the opportunity to defend it with d4 or f4 or even consider retreating the Knight to g4 or c4.
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.Bb5+ c6 7. dxc6 bxc6 8. Be2 h6 9. Nf3 e4 10. Ne5
10  11  12  13  14  

1  Ne5 Bc5 
c3 Bd6 

2  ... Bd6 
d4 exd3 
Nxd3 Qc7 
b3 OO 
Bb2 Ne4 
3  ... Qd4 

4  ... Qc7 
StatisticsEdit
Estimated next move likelihood
Bd6 57%, Qd4 16%, Bc5 14%, Qc7 9%, Qd5 3%, Bb7 1%
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