Sunday, September 20, 2009

Four Knights Redux

Dennis Monokroussos annotates Bacrot - Sargissian, Antwerp Belgium 2009 from the ongoing Inventi Chess 2009 tournament. The game features the Four Knights Anti-Rubinstein line 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bb5 Nd4 5.Bc4!? Nxf3+ (better perhaps 5...c6!) 6.gxf3!? I previously annotated the game Najer - Ippolito, World Open 2007 which featured the same idea. As Monokroussos points out, the Four Knights was used in three out of five of the tournament's first round games. Perhaps it is making a comeback?

Previous pieces on the Spanish Four Knights include A Spanish Four Knights (C48) Bibliography, Sutovsky's Anti-Rubinstein 5.O-O!, The Spanish Four Knights, Part Two, and Review of Dangerous Weapons 1.e4 e5.

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Anonymous M.Nieuweboer said...

If I could be sure of 5...Nxf3+ I would play the 4K all the time.

Sun Sep 20, 11:51:00 PM EDT  

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