Avoiding the Fried Liver: The Hungarian Defense
Many players are afraid to play the Two Knights Defense as black because they fear the dreaded Fried Liver Attack and 4.Ng5 lines in general. Of course this can be avoided byselecting the Italian game but then one has to cope with the ferocious Evans Gambit.
In this article I discuss a third way, the Hungarian defense, which has proven useful to many of my scholastic students. It is a very solid choice and is easy to play, with almost no critical variations. Take a look at the following games and see if this opening might not fit into your own repertoire.