[Event "Win in 9 Moves Against the Fried Liver Attack [TRAPS Included]: Chapter 3"] [Site "https://lichess.org/study/OTeG7uiX/48p27x2W"] [Result "*"] [UTCDate "2023.02.28"] [UTCTime "05:35:09"] [Variant "Standard"] [ECO "C57"] [Opening "Italian Game: Two Knights Defense, Ulvestad Variation"] [Annotator "https://lichess.org/@/Prasaadh"] [Source "https://lichess.org/study/OTeG7uiX/48p27x2W"] [Orientation "white"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. Ng5 d5 5. exd5 b5 6. Bxb5 Qxd5 7. Bxc6+ Qxc6 8. O-O Bb7 9. Nf3 { Covering your checkmating threat with the Knight } 9... O-O-O { In this case, it is tempting for Black to push their pawn to four and attack the Knight. While it is a good option, I prefer keeping this diagonal open because we still have the hope to checkmate White there with Qg2 at once. So, you may instead simply castle and continue your development } { [%cal Gd8d2] } 10. d3 g5 { Now, for g5, White can never move this Knight. If they ever move it, Qg2, boom! } 11. Bxg5? Rg8 { Now, in addition to this Queen and the bishop battery, we also have a rook lining up against the same weakness against the White King, and White is already defenseless. } { [%cal Gg8g2,Gc6g2,Gb7g2] } 12. Bxf6 Qxf6 { White is collapsing } { [%cal Gb7g2,Gg8g2] } *