Let's Relax with a Miniature
"The story goes that a practical joker, taking advantage of Akiba Rubinstein's predilection for 1.d4, once nailed down the grandmaster's Queen's Pawn. What appears as a harmless foible in a great player may,however , be magnified to dangerous proportions in his weaker brethen.
TWO KNIGHTS DEFENSE
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Ng5 d5 5.exd5 Nxd5
6.Nxf7 ?! Kxf7 7.Qf3+ Ke6 8.Nc3 Nd4
9.Bxd5+ Kd6 10.Qf7 Be6? A much better reply to the threatened 11.Ne4 mate is 10...Qe7 ! forcing White to retreat without adequate compensation for the Rook minus.
11.Bxe6 Nxe6 12.Ne4+ Kd5 13.c4+! Kxe4 He must bite into the sour apple, for after 13... Kc6 14.Qxe6+ Bd6 15.Qd5+ Kd7 16.c5 (16.Nc5+? Ke8!} White is ahead in material and has a winning attack to boost.
14.Qxe6 Qd4? If 14...Qf6 15.Qg4+ Kd3 (or 15...Qf4 16.d3+) 16.Qe2+
( 18.0-0 mate ! )
Note: I got this from a book called "Relax with Chess and win in 20 moves "by Fred Reinfield.
Interestingly there are two articles onthe Two Knights Defense written by GM Gseper ' first article' and 'second article'
And of course Dozy just did an article on King Hunt in which is has the same theme here 'click here ' a worthwhile read.
Hope you enjoyed reading this blog and the two articles.
Here is the full game.
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