An aggressive defense against an aggressive attack

Oct 23, 2014, 4:47 AM |

Almost every e4 player below 1500's favourite opening is the Fried Liver Attack, it has the reputation, it has a funny name, it has everything. Such is the reputation of it that after 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 about 75% of my opponents play h6????????????????? and i even remember watching a Chess Club and Scholastic Centre of Saint Louis lecture on youtube and someone in the crowd said the GM had blundered when he played 3...Nf6 (Two Knights defence)

But this highly aggresive attack was quickly overshadowed by the amazing defense I uncovered whilst learning this colourful attack: the Traxler counterattack specifically the "knight sac line".

What amazed me most was the fact that right after Black is forked and going to go down the exchange, he suicides a bishop on the black king and closes in for the kill! Indeed taking f7 with the knight is nowadays considered a blunder mainly because of psycholgical reasons i.e. you played the move black wanted you to but now you stop black's plans.

This is a recent success i had with this crazy 'defense':

The two games that gave birth to this opening:

EDIT: Some Opening Trap Puzzles: