April 8, 2010

Two Knights Defense: How to Play Part I

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Two Knights Defense: How to Play Part I: This chess video on the Two Knights Defense chess opening will show you 2 traditional lines on playing its common Variation 4.d3. Remember that approximately 40% of the games on the Two Knights Defense runs via 4.d3.

To recall this opening, the Two Knights Defense is 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6. Then, the White's move 4.d3 initiates the Variation 4.d3. Within this variation, the following 2 lines are the most common: Line 1 goes 4.d3 Be7 and Line 2 runs 4.d3 h6. The video below will show you the details.

Besides, this chess video will give you some helpful hints on the opening play in general. For example: 2 general rules of playing chess openings, chess game positions when the rules may be broken, and more. To see the video, 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.