# Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...e5/2. Nf3/2...Nc6/3. Bc4/3...Nf6/4. Ng5/4...d5/5. exd5/5...Na5/6. Bb5/6...c6/7. dxc6/7...bxc6/8. Be2/8...h6/9. Nf3/9...e4/10. Ne5

< Chess Opening Theory‎ | 1. e4‎ | 1...e5‎ | 2. Nf3‎ | 2...Nc6‎ | 3. Bc4‎ | 3...Nf6‎ | 4. Ng5‎ | 4...d5‎ | 5. exd5‎ | 5...Na5‎ | 6. Bb5‎ | 6...c6‎ | 7. dxc6‎ | 7...bxc6‎ | 8. Be2‎ | 8...h6‎ | 9. Nf3‎ | 9...e4
Two Knights Defence
 a b c d e f g h 8 8 7 7 6 6 5 5 4 4 3 3 2 2 1 1 a b c d e f g h
Position in Forsyth-Edwards Notation(FEN)

r1bqkb1r/p4pp1/2p2n1p/n3N3/4p3/8/PPPPBPPP/RNBQK2R

# Two Knights Defence

### 10. Ne5.

The Knights moves to the center of the board, here it can easily be attacked again by Black, but White now has the opportunity to defend it with d4 or f4 or even consider retreating the Knight to g4 or c4.

## Theory table

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 d5 5.exd5 Na5 6.Bb5+ c6 7. dxc6 bxc6 8. Be2 h6 9. Nf3 e4 10. Ne5
10 11 12 13 14
1 Ne5
Bc5
c3
Bd6
2 ...
Bd6
d4
exd3
Nxd3
Qc7
b3
O-O
Bb2
Ne4
3 ...
Qd4
4 ...
Qc7

## Statistics

Estimated next move likelihood
Bd6 57%, Qd4 16%, Bc5 14%, Qc7 9%, Qd5 3%, Bb7 1%