Monday, June 29, 2020

Four Knights Game Italian Haines

Ray Haines won a Four Knights Game against the Italian Variation 4.Bc4. Ray wrote: "I played this line when I was in high school against a lot of players. This guy played it differently by putting the knight back on it home sq."

I examine the Italian 4.Bc4 in my Four Knights Playbook. If you play it often and learn a little theory, you're likely to score well. If it's just a blit experiment, oh well...

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JASNA68 (1469) - Haines, Live Chess, 01.04.2020 begins 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bc4 Nxe4 5.Nxe4 d5 6.Bb3 dxe4 7.Ng1 Bc5 8.d3 0-0 9.Be3 Bxe3 10.fxe3 Kh8 [10...Bf5-+] 11.dxe4 Qh4+ 12.g3 Qxe4 13.Qf3 Bf5 [13...Qb4+ 14.c3 Qb6-+] 14.0-0-0 [14.h3 Nd4-/+] 14...Na5
15.Bd5 [Or 15.Qxe4 Nxb3+ 16.axb3 Bxe4-+] 15...Qxc2# 0-1

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