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Karen Asrian vs Ara Minasian
Armenian Championship (2007)
Italian Game: Two Knights Defense. Traxler Counterattack Bishop sac line (C57)  ·  1-0
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May-28-10  Mac3: This game appears in a recent release by Chessbase on the Two Knights variation as an example of how white nullified the dreaded Traxler!

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"Trent uses the game Asrian-Minasian for two reasons: Asrian made the game look so easy and there have hardly been any games in the Traxler since this game. While this line has only been played 300 times in all of historically rated games, it has been played by the likes of Anand and Shabalov."

Sep-14-12
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  FSR: Trent recommends playing White against the Two Knights Defense (with 4.Ng5) rather than playing the Ruy Lopez. Maybe so, but how is White supposed to get anything significant in the Giuoco Piano? Trent doesn't cover that.
Sep-14-12
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  perfidious: <FSR> Inter alia, there's this line in Giuoco Piano which offers little (4.c3 Nf6 5.d4 exd4 6.cxd4 Bb4+ 7.Bd2 Bxd2+ 8.Nbxd2 d5), as played in this game (Miles vs Korchnoi, 1979) and the only way I know of to avoid it is to plunge into the dubious complexities of the Moller with 7.Nc3. A well-prepared Black should have no problems in the Moller, so the only hope of an edge may be the calmer waters of the Pianissimo with 5.d3.
Sep-14-12  SimonWebbsTiger: There is an interesting chapter in <Kasparov On Modern Chess: Revolution in the 70s>, which covers the ideas developed in the slower GP positions. It's hard to believe white's set up with d3 can be so venomous but it is! Objectively equal in the books, of course.
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