[Event "Why Beginners Should NOT Play This Opening: Fried Liver Attack"] [Site "https://lichess.org/study/c6XS7PHS/tW8ubmBe"] [Result "*"] [UTCDate "2023.08.25"] [UTCTime "00:00:04"] [Variant "Standard"] [ECO "C58"] [Opening "Italian Game: Two Knights Defense, Polerio Defense, Bishop Check Line"] [Annotator "https://lichess.org/@/Juggernaunt"] [Source "https://lichess.org/study/c6XS7PHS/tW8ubmBe"] [Orientation "black"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. Ng5 { [%csl Rf7][%cal Yc4f7,Yg5f7] } 4... d5 5. exd5 Na5! { The key move. Black attacks the bishop and keep an eye on the d5-pawn. } { [%csl Rc4,Rd5][%cal Ya5c4,Yf6d5] } (5... Nxd5?? { This is one of the most popular mistakes in the entire chess openings. More than 7.4M players capture the d5-pawn getting immediately a bad position after.... } 6. Nxf7! Kxf7 7. Qf3+ $16 { And now Black's king is exposed and forced to go to e6 in order not to lose the knight on d5. Of course, this is not the type of position that every black player wants when playing 1...e5 in the first move. } { [%csl Rd5,Rf7][%cal Yf3d5,Yc4d5,Yf3f7] }) 6. Bb5+ { [%csl Re8][%cal Yb5e8] } 6... c6 7. dxc6 bxc6 { So far, we only have 7 moves in the game and the position is very unbalanced. White is a pawn up but, as a result of all these exchanges, Black's position is more active and has several diagonals and squares for his pieces. } { [%csl Rb5][%cal Yc6b5] } 8. Ba4?? { This blunder has been played more than 1.2M times. This only demonstrates that Fried Liver Attack players only rely on one single trick (when Black captures on d5), and if you play the good move Na5, then most of white players will play this blunder and you will get a winning position in only 8 moves! } 8... h6 { [%csl Rg5][%cal Yh6g5] } 9. Nf3 e4! { [%csl Rf3][%cal Ye4f3] } 10. Ne5 Qd4 { Double attack. } { [%csl Ra4,Re5][%cal Yd4e5,Yd4a4] } 11. Bxc6+ Nxc6 12. Nxc6 Qc5 $19 { And the c5-knight is trapped. } { [%csl Rc6,Gc8,Rd1][%cal Yc8g4,Yg4d1] } *