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"The Knight Trick"
Compiled by woollybear
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The position arrived at with 1. e4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Bc4 Nc6 4. Nf3

White win
Chigorin vs K Rosenkrantz, 1900
(C46) Three Knights, 26 moves, 1-0

No 4... Nxe4
Staunton vs Von Der Lasa, 1853 
(C46) Three Knights, 47 moves, 0-1

Earliest record here of this opening position
C Lolli vs D Ercole Del Rio, 1755 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 19 moves, 0-1

White switcheroo, loses
N Petrovsky vs Chigorin, 1879
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 31 moves, 0-1

4*s
Von Gottschall vs J N Berger, 1887 
(C46) Three Knights, 35 moves, 1-0

4... Bc5
E H E van Woelderen vs C E A Dupre, 1888 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 50 moves, 0-1

Most recent, 4...Nxe4 (white win)
V Stefansson vs E Thorsteinsson, 2018
(C46) Three Knights, 33 moves, 1-0

Capablanca (white)
Capablanca vs NN, 1918 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 14 moves, 1-0

Capablanca (black), black win, 4...Bc5, not Nxe4, pawn race
Nimzowitsch vs Capablanca, 1913 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 64 moves, 0-1

Fischer vs D Ames, 1955 
(C47) Four Knights, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

earliest 4... Nxe4 in database
E Zoltowski vs Zukertort, 1869 
(C47) Four Knights, 26 moves, 0-1

6. Bb5
P Flermoen vs E Lie, 2007 
(C46) Three Knights, 28 moves, 0-1

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