April 22, 2010

Two Knights Defense: How to Play 4.d4 ed

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Two Knights Defense: How to Play 4.d4 ed: This chess video is video number 4 on the Two Knights Defense and the last one which covers this chess opening. You can find the video below, and it will show you 2 proven traditional lines within 4.d4 ed of the Two Knights Defense.

To recall... The Two Knights Defense starts with 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6. By statistics, the White answer 4.d4 is the third most common one after 4.d3 and 4.Ng5. If White plays 4.d4, the chess game usually goes on along the following 3 lines (2 of them are shown in the video):

Line 1, 4.d4 ed 5.ed d5 (played often - shown in the video).
Line 2, 4.d4 ed 5.0-0 Nxe4 (second common - shown in the video too).
• Line 3, 4.d4 ed 5.0-0 Bc5 (played rarely - not shown in the video).
• Line 4, 4.d4 ed 5.Ng5 d5 (played rarely - not shown in the video).

The chess opening video below will show you Line 1 and Line 2 within 4.d4 ed of the Two Knights Defense. The opening final positions are estimated - the positions are equal. To see the video Two Knights Defense: How to Play 4.d4 ed, just click the Play button below:




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To see how chess masters play the Two Knights Defense and to learn more on the topic, you are recommended to return to the Two Knights Defense - Main Page and download a PGN file on this opening. It contains 32 chess games played in 2010 by FIDE players rated 2250 and above.