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Attacking patterns (5) - Again 4... Nex4 5.Bxf7, the reprise of Entry 2

Attacking patterns (5) - Again 4... Nex4 5.Bxf7, the reprise of Entry 2

Mar 10, 2016, 12:15 PM 0

Just played again a game with this pattern. Showing this is done for

  1. another prove of evidence for the pattern;
  2. showing that white escaping with his king to the queenside doesn't solve the problems ;
  3. showing that this pattern appears even on the 1900-blitz-level here.

Now to the game, later to the consequences.


  1. Looking at some master games and playing 4... Nxe4 is something you should learn.
  2. The position can follow from several reasonable move orders. After 1.e4 e5 there is 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nc3 Nc6 4.Bc4 and 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Nc3 and 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nc6 4.Nf3 and 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Nf3 Nc6 4.Bc4. Think about your repertoire, if you have something like this or try it to learn.
  3. You find the idea of occupying the center and attacking via the half-open f-line in more openings, mostly in the open games after 1.e4 e5.
  4. This pattern is a very probable possibility in school tournaments and kids tournaments. The trainer can explain the importance of the center, half-open lines, initiative and the concrete tactical pattern appearing in the pupils games.

This is probably the end of the little mini series of the blog-entries 2 https://www.chess.com/blog/Klauer/1800-in-5-min---so-what , 18 https://www.chess.com/blog/Klauer/attacking-patterns-4---reprise-of-blog-entry-2, and this one.

Have fun!

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