# Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...e5/2. Nf3/2...Nc6/3. Bc4/3...Nf6/4. Ng5/4...d5/5. exd5/5...Nd4

< Chess Opening Theory‎ | 1. e4‎ | 1...e5‎ | 2. Nf3‎ | 2...Nc6‎ | 3. Bc4‎ | 3...Nf6‎ | 4. Ng5‎ | 4...d5‎ | 5. exd5
Two Knights Defence:Fritz variation
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Position in Forsyth-Edwards Notation(FEN)

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Parent: Two Knights Defence

# Two Knights Defence:Fritz variation

5 ... Nd4 The Fritz Variation of the Two Knights.
This move put the Knight in a central position and can lead to a number of tactical possibilities, however the Knight is always vulnerable to being attacked by a c3 pawn and then having few squares to retreat so the Knight is often exchanged or sacrificed.

## 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 Nd4
5 6 7
1 ...
Nd4
Nc3
h6
Nf3
Bg4
2 ...
...
d6
Qxd6
Bxf7+
Ke7
3 ...
...
c3
b5
Bf1
Nxd5