Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...e5/2. Nf3/2...Nc6/3. Bc4/3...Nf6/4. Ng5/4...d5/5. exd5/5...Nxd5/6. d4/6...Bb4/7. c3/7...Be7/8. Nxf7/8...Kxf7/9. Qf3/9...Ke6/10. Qe4

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Two Knights Defence:Lolli Variation
 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)
Moves: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. Ng5 d5 5. exd5 Nxd5 6. d4 Bb4 7. c3 Be7 8. Nxf7 Kxf7 9. Qf3 Ke6 10. Qe4

Two Knights Defence:Lolli Variation

10. Qe4

The Queen makes way for the f4-pawn, so now f4 and then f5 is threatened, moving the King, which then allows White to take on d5. However Black has a number of resources, either by preventing f5 or by making a diversion on the Queenside.

A better response is simply 10.O-O! an idea of Pincus. White is much better here by at least +/-. Just crunch with a strong computer. Black is busted.

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 Nxd5 6. d4 Bb4+ 7. c3 Be7 8. Nxf7 Kxf7 9. Qf3+ Ke6 10. Qe4
10 11 12 13
Qe4
b5
Bxb5
Bb7
f4
Rf8
fxe5 +=
...
Rf8
f4
b5
Bxb5
Na5
O-O +=