May 30, 2010

Four Knights Game: How to Play the Belgrade Gambit

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Four Knights Game: How to Play the Belgrade Gambit: This chess video is Video 4 and the last one on the Four Knights Game chess opening. It will show you how to play the Belgrade Gambit variation of the Four Knights Game. You can find the video below to see and learn the Belgrade.

Before you see this chess opening video... The Four Knights Game starts with 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6. Then, this chess opening may turn into the Belgrade Gambit variation which designated moves are 4.d4 exd4 5.Nd5. Usually, Black answers by one of the following 4 moves:

• 5... Be7;     • 5... Nxd5;
• 5... Nb4;     • 5... Nxe4.
Note: The Gambit can be declined by 5… Bc5 (this line is not shown in the video).

The Belgrade Gambit was developed for the Four Knights Game opening. The Gambit was very popular in the 1970s, but today this variation is not popular at the chess master level. White sacrifices the pawn and move the knight on... The line 5... Nxe4 is risky, but Black may be better.

Video 4 is below, and it will show you how to play 4 lines of the Belgrade Gambit variation of the Four Knights Game. In the video, you can find some useful opening ideas. To see the video Four Knights Game: How to Play the Belgrade Gambit, just click the Play button below:




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May 26, 2010

Four Knights Game: How to Play Scotch Variations

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Four Knights Game: How to Play Scotch Variations: This chess video is Video 3 on the Four Knights Game. It will show you how to correctly play the Scotch variations of this opening. Find the video below and learn 2 proven lines of the Scotch variations of the Four Knights Game.

Before you see the video, please read the following information. The Four Knights Game starts with 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6. After the line 4.Bb5 Bb4, the Scotch variations of the Four Knights Game is the most common. There are 3 Scotch variations of the Four Knights Game, as follow:

• Scotch variation: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.d4
• Scotch, variation 4... exd4: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.d4 exd4
• Scotch, Krause variation: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.d4 Bb4 5.Nxe5

Within the Krause variation, there is a sharp line which is not shown in the video. You can learn this line using the following chess notation: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.d4 Bb4 5.Nxe5 Nxe4 6.Qg4 Nxc3 7.Qxg7 Rf8 8.a3 Nd4 9.axb4 Nxc2+ 10. Kd2 Nxa1 = The position is equal.

Video 3 is below, and it will show you how to correctly play 2 variations of the Four Knights Defense: Scotch, variation 4... exd4 and Scotch, Krause variation. To see the video Four Knights Game: How to Play Scotch Variations, just click the Play button below:




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May 14, 2010

Four Knights Game: How to Play 4.Bb5 Bb4

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Four Knights Game: How to Play 4.Bb5 Bb4: This chess video is Video 2 on the Four Knights Game, and it will show you how to play 4.Bb5 Bb4 best for White and Black. You can find the video below, and it will show you 2 proven lines within 4.Bb5 Bb4 of the Four Knights Game.

Before you see the video, please read this information. The Four Knights Game starts with 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6. The White move-answer 4.Bb5 is the most common (by statistics 35%). In its turn, the line 4.Bb5 Bb4 is the most common play within the Four Knights Game chess opening.

Video 2 will display Line 1 and Line 2. The both Lines are "almost symmetrical development", easy to learn, and were invented long time ago. Within the Lines, it is very important for Black to take the White knight on c3. Today, the both Lines are replicated for 80-90% and are popular.

It is better to see once than to hear a hundred times. Video 2 is below, and it will show you how to correctly play 2 proven lines within 4.Bb5 Bb4 of the Four Knights Defense. To see the video Four Knights Game: How to Play 4.Bb5 Bb4, just click the Play button below:




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May 8, 2010

Four Knights Game

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This chess opening lesson will help you get initial knowledge on the Four Knights Game. The opening lesson includes the text description of the Four Knights Game, 4 chess videos (the links below), and PGN File "The Four Knights Chess Opening" (the download link at the bottom).

Video 1 will show you a general picture on the opening, Videos 2 - 4 how to play the opening. PGN File "The Four Knights Chess Opening" is 32 chess games played in the year 2010 by FIDE masters rated 2250 and higher - to see the latest tendencies on playing the Four Knights Game.


I. Four Knights Game: Data and Description

Opening Name: Four Knights Game
Opening Type: Open Game [1.e4 e5 ...]
Moves Order: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6
ECO Codes: C47-C49

The Four Knights Game is an Open Game. The opening was very popular until 1940. Today, it is relatively popular at all levels. It is a quite positional play, with some sharp variations. The opening is popular among the beginners who stick to the rule "develop the knight before the bishop."

By statistics, White answers the Four Knights Game by the following moves: [4.Bb5 ~ 35%], [4.d4 ~ 30%], [4.Other ~ 35%: Bc4, g3, a3, or Be2]. Roughly, the Four Knights Game opening has 9 playing lines (of them: 4 most common lines and 5 less common), which you can see in Video 1 below.


II. Four Knights Game: 4 Videos

Video 1 will show you a general picture on the Four Knights Game, the answering statistics, 4 most common lines, 5 less common, and 5 variations. To start Video 1: Four Knights Game - General Information and see the opening in a visible way, click the Play button below:




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Find Video 2 on another page, by clicking this link:
Video 2: Four Knights Game - How to Play 4.Bb5 Bb4

Find Video 3 on another page, by clicking this link:
Video 3: Four Knights Game - How to Play Scotch Variations

Find Video 4 on another page, by clicking this link:
Video 4: Four Knights Game - How to Play Belgrade Gambit


III. Four Knights Game: PGN File

Just below, find the link to download the PGN File "The Four Knights Game Chess Opening." The file will help you learn more... You will see the general description of the Four Knights Game chess opening and 32 chess games played in the year 2010 by FIDE masters rated 2250 and above.

Within the file, you will see the players' ratings without their names. The openings positions were estimated by a computer program. To read the PGN File, you will need a PGN Viewer Program. See Lesson 16, which explains you how to download a decent freeware PGN Viewer Program.

To download the Four Knights Game PGN File, click the following link:
The Four Knights Game Chess Opening (23 KB)

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