April 15, 2010

Two Knights Defense: How to Play a Trickiest 4.Ng5 d5

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Two Knights Defense: How to Play a Trickiest 4.Ng5 d5: This chess video on the Two Knights Defense is the second one on its play. It will show you in a visible way why this chess opening is called "a trickiest opening around..." And this is because of a possibility to play 4.Nd5 d5...

The Two Knights Defense starts with 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6. The continuation 4.Nd5 d5 is the second most common (after 4.d3 Be7), and it is the most trickiest and responsible one within the Two Knights Defense. After 4.Nd5 d5, there are the following three lines to go on with play:

• Line 1, 5.ed Na5 (which is being popular and the most simple to learn).
• Line 2, 5.ed Nxd5 (which is not so popular and not so simple to learn).
• Line 3, 5.ed Nd4 (which is being played rarely and is very complicated).

The chess video below will show you Line 1, Line 2, and Line 3. Line 3 has additional 2 sublines. The opening final positions are estimated - who is better... To see the video Two Knights Defense: How to Play a Trickiest 4.Ng5 d5, 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.