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Four Knights Game for Black
Compiled by prime rib
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featuring Italian and Spanish lines
And scotch variation
G3 line included


Italian line, ...Nxe4! Easy equality, superior player wins
J Barle vs Pavasovic, 2003 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 22 moves, 0-1

Italian line, Noa Gambit Bxf7, king safe on g8, ..Bg4, ...e4
W Teerapabpaisit vs A Nguyen, 2001
(C47) Four Knights, 20 moves, 0-1

Italian Noa Gambit, Ng3 inferior line, ...e4, attack the king!
A Bacionyte vs Lahno, 1998 
(C46) Three Knights, 28 moves, 0-1

Italian inferior line, Bxd5, ...Qd8, long castle, rooks ending
D Archan vs J Krivec, 1994 
(C46) Three Knights, 38 moves, 0-1

Italian inferior, ...f5 ...bd6, kside intrusion, tactical end
D Hermann vs Charousek, 1896 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 23 moves, 0-1

Na4, ...h6 line, Qd4 played, ...a5 ...Ba7, ...g5, early draw
Nakamura vs V Mikhalevski, 2007
(C47) Four Knights, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

Scotch variation Na4, .h6 c3 line, ...Be6, ...c5, better ending
E Perelshteyn vs Goldin, 2005
(C47) Four Knights, 44 moves, 0-1

Scotch line, Na4, ...h6 line, ...Bd6, ...Be5, piece gain tactic
Svidler vs V Malaniuk, 1993 
(C47) Four Knights, 17 moves, 0-1

Scotch variation, Na4, Rc1, exchanges led to OCB ending
M Golubev vs M Marin, 2001
(C47) Four Knights, 39 moves, 0-1

Scotch variation, Qf3, ...Be7 line, ...Qb6, super tactics
N Starr vs T Krnan, 2004
(C47) Four Knights, 27 moves, 0-1

Scotch with Qf3, ...h6, ...c5, center play
J P Le Roux vs Bacrot, 2011
(C45) Scotch Game, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

Scotch variation na4, ...bd6, ...h6 ...g5 later, d passer
V Malakhov vs Pinter, 1995
(C47) Four Knights, 43 moves, 0-1

Scotch d4 line, ...Bb4 to pressure e4, ...d5 equal, rook on 2nd
Sutovsky vs E Liss, 1994 
(C47) Four Knights, 35 moves, 0-1

Qf3, new line...h6, Bxf6 line, endgame, black is ok, f doubled
Spielmann vs Rubinstein, 1926
(C47) Four Knights, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

Qf3 new line, ...h6, Bxf6, endgame, Nh5 ...c5, early draw
I Zaitsev vs V Shiyanovsky, 1962
(C47) Four Knights, 17 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish, Black created queenside passer; tactical middlegame
B Atnilov vs Lahno, 1998 
(C49) Four Knights, 29 moves, 0-1

Double Spanish ...bxc3 line, black attacks thru h file
M Neubauer vs Kiril D Georgiev, 2005 
(C49) Four Knights, 33 moves, 0-1

Spanish symmetrical line, ...Bg4! Tactics in midgame, ending
S Belavenets vs Panov, 1934
(C49) Four Knights, 43 moves, 0-1

G3 line, ...d6, ...Bg4, ...g6, equality, short castles
S T Ansell vs N Davies, 2005
(C47) Four Knights, 15 moves, 1/2-1/2

G3 line, opposite castle, ...g5, ...h4 fortress
Galego vs V Talla, 2010
(C46) Three Knights, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

G3 line, ...d6, ...Bg7, same side castle, ...Nd4 static center
V Malaniuk vs G Kuzmin, 2004 
(C47) Four Knights, 12 moves, 1/2-1/2

G3 line, h3, ...h6, longer game
A Koukoufikis vs B Khetsuriani, 2011
(C46) Three Knights, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

Be2, ...d5 line, Black equalizes early, ..Nxc3, back ranks weak
Van der Wiel vs Timman, 1985 
(C47) Four Knights, 30 moves, 0-1

Be2, ...d5 line, ...Nxc3, g3 weakens, equal material, draw
Van der Wiel vs R Janssen, 2007
(C47) Four Knights, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

Halloween Gambit stupid line
J Stevenson vs M Ferguson, 2001 
(C46) Three Knights, 29 moves, 0-1

Halloween gambit, white busted after queen exchange
D Frank vs N Meyberg, 1992 
(C46) Three Knights, 37 moves, 0-1

Scotch d4, Nd5, ...Be7 Belgrade gambit, central piece exchanges
Jonathan MacDonald vs J Ochkoos, 2004 
(C47) Four Knights, 43 moves, 0-1

Bg5, Bf4 line, ...h6, h3, dark bishops traded, model draw
Wang Yu vs M Sorokin, 2005
(C47) Four Knights, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Scotch line... Nd1, kingside battle, white sacs, failed attack
F Eid vs M Sorokin, 2005
(C47) Four Knights, 26 moves, 0-1

Scotch, same as last game
Van Huy Nguyen vs Tran Thanh Tu, 2005
(C47) Four Knights, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

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