Some Openings to surprise!

ManUtdForever12
May 18, 2008, 12:00 AM |
2 | Opening Theory

Here is one of many fantasic openings.......

The Fried Liver Attack, also called the Fegatello Attack (named for an Italian idiom meaning "dead as a piece of liver"), is a chess opening. This colourfully named opening is a variation of the Two Knights Defence in which White sacrifices a knight for a superficially impressive attack on the enemy king. The Fried Liver has been known for many centuries, the first known game score being from a game played in Rome in 1610.

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Image:chess zver 22.pnga8 rdb8c8 bdd8 qde8f8 bdg8h8 rdImage:chess zver 22.png
a7 pdb7 pdc7 pdd7e7f7 kdg7 pdh7 pd
a6b6c6 ndd6e6f6g6h6
a5b5c5d5 nde5 pdf5g5h5
a4b4c4 bld4e4f4g4h4
a3b3c3d3e3f3g3h3
a2 plb2 plc2 pld2 ple2f2 plg2 plh2 pl
a1 rlb1 nlc1 bld1 qle1 klf1g1h1 rl
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Position after 6...Kxf7

After usual opening moves of the Two Knights (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6), White goes on the offensive, the game continuing 4.Ng5 d5 5.exd5 Nxd5. This latter move gives White a strong attack and is often considered to be a mistake. (Black usually plays 5...Na5 instead.) White can now get a small advantage with 6.d4 (the Lolli Attack).

However, The Fried Liver Attack involves a far more speculative knight sacrifice on f7, with the defining moves 6.Nxf7 Kxf7 (See diagram.)

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Image:chess zver 22.pnga8 rdb8c8 bdd8 qde8f8 bdg8h8 rdImage:chess zver 22.png
a7 pdb7 pdc7 pdd7e7f7g7 pdh7 pd
a6b6c6 ndd6e6 kdf6g6h6
a5b5c5d5 nde5 pdf5g5h5
a4b4c4 bld4e4f4g4h4
a3b3c3 nld3e3f3 qlg3h3
a2 plb2 plc2 pld2 ple2f2 plg2 plh2 pl
a1 rlb1c1 bld1e1 klf1g1h1 rl
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Position after 8. Nc3

Play usually continues 7.Qf3+ Ke6 8.Nc3 (see second diagram). Black will play 8...Nb4 or 8...Ne7 and follow up with ...c6, bolstering his pinned knight on d5.

White has a strong attack, but it hasn't been proven to be decisive. Because defence is harder to play than attack in games with short time limits, the Fried Liver is dangerous for Black in over-the-board play. It is also especially effective against weaker players who may not be able to analyse the correct defences in detail. Sometimes Black invites White to play the Fried Liver Attack in correspondence chess as the relaxed time limit affords Black a better opportunity to refute the White sacrifice.

By ManUtdForever12


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