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The Four Knights Game is one of the oldest chess openings and quite popular with club players. In recent years it has been injected with numerous fresh ideas and has shaken off the reputation of being a peaceful choice.
This book recommends the Spanish Four Knights Game (1.e4,e5; 2.Nf3,Nc6; 3.Nc3,Nc6; 4.Bb5) as a way for White to avoid meeting the Petroff Defence and Ruy Lopez: Berlin Defence, both of which are regarded as solid drawing lines for Black at present.
In seven chapters the author covers the Three Knights Game (where Black avoids 3..Nc6;) the Symmetrical Four Knights (4..Bb4;) the Metger System, the Rubinstein System and the super-sharp Belgrade Gambit; presenting some entertaining and previously unpublished ideas for both sides.
Using 64 complete and extensively annotated games Andrey Obodchuk covers a range positional themes as well as amazing, sharp adventures, and creates an easy-to-handle toolbox for amateur chess players of intermediate level.
Russian Andrey Obodchuk is an International Chess Master from Khany-Mansiysk, Russia.
Published 2011, softback, 238 pages.