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The 4 Knights Opening: Chess Snacks , Blunders and Traps

The 4 Knights Opening: Chess Snacks, Blunders, and Traps

Quick wins in the 4 Knight Opening

Hello Chess for Children Kids. It is , Mr C and today’s subject is how to win quickly in the 4 Knights Opening .

So we will look at the quick games, the blunders and even a few traps. These games will not be models of perfect attack or defense but study them well and you might just trap and unsuspecting opponent.

Some chess-players say that the 4 Knights Opening which is one of the oldest chess openings has few opportunities for a quick win. Au Contraire , Mon ami the 4 Knights is not as one sided as that!

If you would like to know more about the Four Knights Game you can visit this website here.

If you want to learn about the copycat variation of the Four Knights we have a couple of great videos that you can see here and here .

The Games

[pgn height=500 initialHalfmove=0 autoplayMode=none ][Event "Krumbach"] [Date "1991"] [White " O. Brendel"] [Black "M. Mohrman"] [Result "1-0"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Be2 Bc5 5. Nxe5 Nxe5 6. d4 Bb4 7. dxe5 Nxe4 8. Qd3 d5 White to move and win 9. Qb5+[/pgn] [pgn height=500 initialHalfmove=0 autoplayMode=none] [Event "Berlin"] [Date "1887"] [White "Tarrash"] [Black "Simonson"] [Result "1-0"] 1.e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. d4 Bb4 5.d5 Ne7 6.Ne5 Ne4? 7. Qd4 Bc3+ 8. bc3 Nf6 9. Bg5 Ng6? 10. Ng4 1-0 [/pgn] [pgn height=500 initialHalfmove=0 autoplayMode=none] [Event "Basle "] [Date "1965 "] [White "Greswin "] [Black " Salzman"] [Result " 1-0"] 1.e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. d4 ed4 5. Nd5 h6?! 6.Bf4 d6 7. Nd4 Ne5?! 8.Be5 de5 9. Bb5+ Nd7? 10. Ne6 1-0 [/pgn] [pgn height=500 initialHalfmove=0 autoplayMode=none] [Event "British Champ "] [Date "1970 "] [White "V. Knox "] [Black "B. Ely "] [Result "1-0"] 1.e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. d4 ed4 5. Nd5 Ne4 6. Bc4 Bb4 7 c3 dxc3 8 0-0 0-0 9 Qc2 Re8 10. Bf4 d6 11. Rae1 Nd2?? 12. Ng5 1-0 [/pgn] [pgn height=500 initialHalfmove=0 autoplayMode=none] [Event "Haarlem "] [Date " 1996"] [White "K. Van der Weidt "] [Black "Ye Rongguang "] [Result " 1-0 "] 1.e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. d4 ed4 5. Nd5 Ne4 6. Qe2 f5 7. Ng5 Ne7?? 8. Ne4 fe4 9. Qh5 g6 10. Qe5 Rg8 11. Bg5 Bg7 12. Nc7+ Kf8 13. Qf4+ 1-0 [/pgn] [pgn height=500 initialHalfmove=0 autoplayMode=none] [Event "Moravian Championship "] [Date "1994 "] [White " V. Valenta "] [Black "T. Gotz "] [Result "1-0 "] 1.e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. d4 ed4 5. Nd4 d5? 6. Bb5 Qd6? 7.ed5 Nd5 8. Nc6 bc6 9. Qd5 1-0 [/pgn] [pgn height=500 initialHalfmove=0 autoplayMode=none] [Event "Aragon Championship "] [Date " 1992"] [White "J. Anglada "] [Black " J. Arino "] [Result " 1-0"] 1.e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. d4 ed4 5. Nd4 Bb4 6. Nc6 bc6 7. Bd3 d6?! 8.0-0 Ng4 9. h3 Ne5 10. f4 Nxd3 11. cd3 0-0 12. f5 f6?? 13. Qb3+ 1-0 [/pgn] [pgn height=500 initialHalfmove=0 autoplayMode=none] [Event "Nice "] [Date " 1941"] [White " N.N"] [Black " Khan"] [Result "0-1 "] 1.e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. d4 ed4 5. Nd4 Bb4 6. Nc6 bc6 7. Bd3 0-0 8. 0-0 d5 9. e5?! Ng4 10. f4?? Qh4 11. h3 Bc5+ 12. Kh1 Qg3! 13. hg4 Qh4 # 0-1 [/pgn] [pgn height=500 initialHalfmove=0 autoplayMode=none] [Event "Schevenigan "] [Date " 1923"] [White " H. Stick Van Linscholen"] [Black "J. Davidson "] [Result "0-1 "] 1.e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. d4 ed4 5. Nd4 Bc5 6. Be3 Bb6 7. Bb5?! 0-0 8. 0-0 Re8 9. Qd3?! Ne5 10. Qd2 Neg4 11. f3 Ne3 12. Qe3 c6 13. Bd3?? c5! 0-1 [/pgn] [pgn height=500 initialHalfmove=0 autoplayMode=none] [Event " "] [Date " "] [White " "] [Black " "] [Result " "] [pgn height=500 initialHalfmove=0 autoplayMode=none] [Event " "] [Date " "] [White " "] [Black " "] [Result " "]

There will be more games coming in future days.