December 18, 2009

Italian Game: How to Play Part II

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Italian Game: How to Play Part II Video: This chess video on Italian Game will help you learn one variation of this chess opening. The variation in question is called Italian Four Knights variation - ECO Code C50, with the move order of 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.d3 Nf6 5.Nc3.

The variation belongs to the system of Italian Game which is called "Giuoco Pianissimo" (very quite game). The Giuoco Pianissimo system is designed for unhurried development and positional run. It avoids or postpones the White's move d2-d4 as a direct run-in for the center at once.

Within this chess video you will learn how to play 2 lines of Italian Four Knights variation of the Italian Game opening as best moves for White and Black. You must get a feel of how to play this opening correctly... To see the video, just click the Play button below:




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To replay on the chess board and learn 2 lines of Italian Four Knights variation, which was shown in the video, find the variation in writing below:

Variation: Italian Four Knights variation, Line 1, C50:
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.d3 Nf6 5.Nc3 d6 6.Bg5 ...
[Line 1:] 6... h6 7.Bxf6 Qxf6 8.Nd5 Qd8 9.c3 Ne7 10.Ne3 0-0

Variation: Italian Four Knights variation, Line 2, C50:
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.d3 Nf6 5.Nc3 d6 6.Bg5 ...
[Line 2:] 6... Na5 7.Bb3 Nxb3 8.axb3 Be6 9.Na4 h6 10.Bh4 Bg4 11.Nxc5 dxc5 12.h3