Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...e5/2. Nf3/2...Nc6/3. Nc3/3...Nf6/4. Bb5

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Spanish Four Knights Game
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)

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Spanish Four Knights Game[edit]

Theory table[edit]

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

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bb5

4 5 6
Symmetrical Variation Bb5
Bb4
O-O
O-O
d3
d6
=
...
Bc5
O-O
O-O
Nxe5
Nxe5
=
Rubinstein Variation ...
Nd4
Ba4
c6
Nxe5
d5
=

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References[edit]

  • Modern Chess Openings 15th ed, 2008. Nick de Firmian. Random House, New York. ISBN 0-8129-3682-5.
  • Nunn's Chess Openings. 1999. John Nunn (Editor), Graham Burgess, John Emms, Joe Gallagher. ISBN 1-8574-4221-0.