Open Game (1.e4 e5) Puzzles for Black
So you think you know all about defending against 1. e4 with 1...e5!? Let's test out your skills with some puzzles below. This will test out your opening knowledge along with some tactics that developed from games that started 1. e4 e5. Studying puzzles from games that started with your favorite openings is a great way to improve overall at chess! Good luck!
Defending against the Ruy Lopez: Using the Neo-Archangel Defense
White just played 9. c3, do you know Black's typical idea to defend against White's intention to plow through the center with 10. d4?
All of White's pieces have abandoned the White Kingside. How did Black take advantage of this?
Defending Against the 4 Knights
White just played 4. Bc4?! and allowed Black a strong reply, what is that reply?
White is playing the Spanish 4 Knights, do you know the Knight tour that put this line out of favor?
Black finished off this game, with a nice tactic, can you find it?