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. Qf3/8...Rb8/9. Bd3/9...h6

< 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. Qf3‎ | 8...Rb8‎ | 9. Bd3
Two Knights:Colman's 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)


Two Knights:Colman's DefenceEdit


The theory move for years, given an exclamation mark by Estrin although quite why is unclear. The White Knight is now forced to make a good move to the e4 square.

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. Qf3 Rb8 9.Bd3 h6
10 11 12


Estimated next move likelihood
Ne4 100%

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