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Traxler Counterattack
a b c d e f g h
8 a8 b8 c8 d8 e8 f8 g8 h8 8
7 a7 b7 c7 d7 e7 f7 g7 h7 7
6 a6 b6 c6 d6 e6 f6 g6 h6 6
5 a5 b5 c5 d5 e5 f5 g5 h5 5
4 a4 b4 c4 d4 e4 f4 g4 h4 4
3 a3 b3 c3 d3 e3 f3 g3 h3 3
2 a2 b2 c2 d2 e2 f2 g2 h2 2
1 a1 b1 c1 d1 e1 f1 g1 h1 1
a b c d e f g h
Position in Forsyth-Edwards Notation(FEN)

r1bq1r2/ppp1k1pp/2p2n2/2b1p1N1/4P3/8/PPPP1PPP/RNBQK2R

Traxler Counterattack[edit]

7... dxc6. Taking with the queens pawn continues in Blacks effort to maintain an active position, now the Black Queen is free to move on the d-file especially to the square d4 if required.

Theory table[edit]

For explanation of theory tables see theory table and for notation see algebraic notation

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Ng5 Bc5 5. Bxf7+ Ke7 6. Bd5 Rf8 7. Bxc6 dxc6
8 9 10 11
1 d3
Ng4
Nh3
Nxf2
Bg5+
Kd7
Qe2
Qe8
=/+
2 Qe2
Ng4
f3
Nf6
=
3 Nf3
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