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Agressive idea in the Two Knights Attack

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Agressive idea in the Two Knights Attack 1. Nf3 f6 2. Nc3 Nh6 3. g4 c6 4. d4 e5

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This agressive line is gaining ground in the Two Knights Attack

  1. Nf3 f6 2. Nc3 Nh6 3. g4 c6 4. d4 e5

However taking on d4 is not possible for the moment because then Qxd7#, so white can go for a king side attack with 5. Ng5. The knight cannot be taken beacuse if 5..fxg5, then 6. Bg5, if 5..Nxg5, then 6. Bh3 and then Bg5. Black is lost either way.

  1. Nf3 f6 2. Nc3 Nh6 3. g4 c6 4. d4 e5 5. Ng5 f5

An other agressive move f5.

Of course the queen is now open, so Nf7 is not possible, white has to play 6. h4. Taking the knight is not really possible because of Bg5 threat.

Black has to keep up pressure, so follows 6..Ba3.

White in bullet game is tempted to take here, however then Bg5 is not a great threat any more, because the ds bishop is out, so black has counter play with the queen.

The good move here is Nf7, because h4 is already protected.

  1. Nf7 Qa5 8. Nd6+ Bxd6 9. b4 Qd8 10. dxe5 d5 11. Qd4 Qe7 12. Qe5 Qxe5

Here white has to realize that black weekened the long ds diagonal, and g7 pawn is vulnerable, so attacking this diagonal from b2 with the ds bishop is a good strategy. It is difficult for black to move pieces away from g7, the knight is stuck there.

Of course black realizes that and plays d4.

Again white is tempted to move the knight. This can be done in two ways. These are decent moves, and in practice worked for me. However objectively the killer move here is castles long and let black realize that once the d file opens, its king is vulnerable to rook penetration on the d file.

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