15353 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
In this position you can play ...d5 or ...Bc5
...d5 can lead to Fried Liver
...Bc5 is the Traxler Counterattack
To avoid these wild complications, don't play 3...Nf6
IpswichMatt: You can easily avoid these "Wild complications" with the line above, except white usually plays 8.Be2 rather than 8.Qf3. Black gets all the attacking fun in these lines, and white has to play very precisely to defend.
@Twinchicky - Please expand on your post - this is the Fried Liver, how can Black avoid this if he's played 3...Nf6 ?
He can avoid the Fried Liver by playing 5...Na5 (The mainline Two Knights Defense) rather than 5...Nxd5? . White is put on the defending side in the Na5 lines, and has plenty of opportunities to make mistakes.
Yes, so he can! Thanks for posting - I'm not that familiar with these lines
No problem. It always suprises me how many people think that the Fried Liver is forced!
According to Wikipedia, "The move 8.Qf3?!, popular in the nineteenth century and revived by Efim Bogoljubov in the twentieth, is still played occasionally, but Black obtains a strong attack after either 8...h6! or 8...Rb8." 8...Be7 seems to have the most success in chesstempo's database.
Of course you should play something like this. The move 5.. Nxd5 simply gets a question mark, that is a bad move. By the way, the fried liver with correct play is nothing to fear from, the real problem is the lolli attack.
Here's how I avoid it.... I like playing this with doubled center pawns better than the mainline idea of playing a pawn down and with an isolated c pawn.
Time Control Changes?
by Jausch46 a few minutes ago
i have not found a chess teacher
by returnofxpchesser a few minutes ago
Europe Respects Chess More Than USA?
by Reb 2 minutes ago
Sicilian Grand Prix Attack
by knightkrawlirr 3 minutes ago
Wooden Chess Sets in India
by wiscmike 4 minutes ago
Have you ever been stalked or harassed by a Chess.com member?
by RonaldJosephCote 7 minutes ago
YEA WHAT!! CHESS COMMUNITY
by huluvuz 12 minutes ago
Can someone active take over my group and run it?
by MythBulletChess 13 minutes ago
I can hoenstly say I'm disgusted
by huluvuz 14 minutes ago
I need an opening against 1. e4
by TomHaegin 18 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2014 Chess.com
• Chess - English
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!