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How to reach an open position in the 4 knights gameKnights Game without losingexchanging too much material?

I don't know if the title is correct, feel free to edit it.

I believe that 4 knights opening is the most popular opening, especially among average players. I play it a lot, that's why I want to analyse it. I'm an average player, so I hope you can help me.

Some people like to play 4 knights game like this

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

But I don't like to exchange my bishop for a knight, early on, so I play something like

[FEN ""]
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.d3 d6 5.Be2 Be7 6.O-O O-O

This is just an example where both player are trying to control the center, develop their minor pieces and castle. So you can think of any position, since most of the 4 knights game positions will most probably look a lot like that.

Both sidesides castled, now, how to continue without losingexchanging too much material? I'm just an average player, what I would do is

[FEN ""]
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.d3 d6 5.Be2 Be7 6.O-O O-O 7.d4 exd4 8.Nxd4 Nxd4 9.Qxd4 

That's what I would do but I don't like this position, black is going to chase my queen, which happened to me a lot of times, and I'll end up moving the queen, losing space tempo, space and advantage of being one move ahead. If black played c5 I'll have to bring back my queen, if Qc4 then Be6. Materials are equal, black gaining tempo while developing his pieces. And both sides lost too much material to open the position.

I don't see anyway to continue the game if white didn't play d4. And in many games you'll end up sacrificingswapping queens too early in the game if the d file was open.

So is it possible to play the 4 knights opening without losingtrading too much material in order to open the position? (I'm asking about black and white.)

How to reach an open position in 4 knights game without losing too much material?

I don't know if the title is correct, feel free to edit it.

I believe that 4 knights opening is the most popular opening, especially among average players. I play it a lot, that's why I want to analyse it. I'm an average player, so I hope you can help me.

Some people like to play 4 knights game like this

[FEN ""]
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bb5

But I don't like to exchange my bishop for a knight, early on, so I play something like

[FEN ""]
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.d3 d6 5.Be2 Be7 6.O-O O-O

This is just an example where both player are trying to control the center, develop their minor pieces and castle. So you can think of any position, since most of the 4 knights game positions will most probably look a lot like that.

Both side castled, now, how to continue without losing too much material? I'm just an average player, what I would do is

[FEN ""]
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.d3 d6 5.Be2 Be7 6.O-O O-O 7.d4 exd4 8.Nxd4 Nxd4 9.Qxd4 

That's what I would do but I don't like this position, black is going to chase my queen, which happened to me a lot of times, and I'll end up moving the queen, losing space tempo, space and advantage of being one move ahead. If black played c5 I'll have to bring back my queen, if Qc4 then Be6. Materials are equal, black gaining tempo while developing his pieces. And both sides lost too much material to open the position.

I don't see anyway to continue the game if white didn't play d4. And in many games you'll end up sacrificing queens too early in the game if the d file was open.

So is it possible to play the 4 knights opening without losing too much material in order to open the position (I'm asking about black and white.)

How to reach an open position in the 4 Knights Game without exchanging too much material?

I believe that 4 knights opening is the most popular opening, especially among average players. I play it a lot, that's why I want to analyse it. I'm an average player, so I hope you can help me.

Some people like to play 4 knights game like this

[FEN ""]
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bb5

But I don't like to exchange my bishop for a knight, early on, so I play something like

[FEN ""]
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.d3 d6 5.Be2 Be7 6.O-O O-O

This is just an example where both player are trying to control the center, develop their minor pieces and castle. So you can think of any position, since most of the 4 knights game positions will most probably look a lot like that.

Both sides castled, now, how to continue without exchanging too much material? I'm just an average player, what I would do is

[FEN ""]
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.d3 d6 5.Be2 Be7 6.O-O O-O 7.d4 exd4 8.Nxd4 Nxd4 9.Qxd4 

That's what I would do but I don't like this position, black is going to chase my queen, which happened to me a lot of times, and I'll end up moving the queen, losing space tempo, space and advantage of being one move ahead. If black played c5 I'll have to bring back my queen, if Qc4 then Be6. Materials are equal, black gaining tempo while developing his pieces. And both sides lost too much material to open the position.

I don't see anyway to continue the game if white didn't play d4. And in many games you'll end up swapping queens too early in the game if the d file was open.

So is it possible to play the 4 knights opening without trading too much material in order to open the position? (I'm asking about black and white.)

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I don't know if the title is correct, feel free to edit it.

I believe that 4 knights opening is the most popular opening, especially among average players, i. I play it a lot, that's why iI want to analyse it, i'm. I'm an average player, so iI hope you can help me.

Some people like to play 4 knights game like this

[FEN ""]
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bb5

But iI don't like to exchange my bishop for a knight, early on, so iI play something like

[FEN ""]
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.d3 d6 5.Be2 Be7 6.O-O O-O

This is just an example where both player are trying to control the center, develop their minor pieces and castle. So you can think of any position, since most of the 4 knights game positions will most probably look a lot like that.

Both side castled, now, how to continue without losing totoo much material? I'm just an average player, what iI would do is

[FEN ""]
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.d3 d6 5.Be2 Be7 6.O-O O-O 7.d4 exd4 8.Nxd4 Nxd4 9.Qxd4 

That's what iI would do but iI don't like this position, black is going to chase my queen, which happened to me a lot of times, and i'llI'll end up moving the queen, losing space tempo, space and advantage of being one move ahead. If black played c5 i'llI'll have to bring back my queen, if Qc4 then Be6. Materials are equal, black gaining tempo while developing his pieces. And both sides lost too much material to open the position.

I don't see anyway to continue the game if white didn't play d4. And in many games you'll end up sacrificing queens too early in the game if the d file was open.

So is it possible to play the 4 knights opening without losing too much material in order to open the position (i'mI'm asking about black and white.)

I don't know if the title is correct, feel free to edit it.

I believe that 4 knights opening is the most popular opening, especially among average players, i play it a lot, that's why i want to analyse it, i'm an average player, so i hope you help me.

Some people like to play 4 knights game like this

[FEN ""]
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bb5

But i don't like to exchange my bishop for a knight, early on, so i play something like

[FEN ""]
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.d3 d6 5.Be2 Be7 6.O-O O-O

This is just an example where both player are trying to control the center, develop their minor pieces and castle. So you can think of any position, since most of the 4 knights game positions will most probably look a lot like that.

Both side castled, now, how to continue without losing to much material? I'm just an average player, what i would do is

[FEN ""]
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.d3 d6 5.Be2 Be7 6.O-O O-O 7.d4 exd4 8.Nxd4 Nxd4 9.Qxd4 

That's what i would do but i don't like this position, black is going to chase my queen, which happened to me a lot of times, and i'll end up moving the queen, losing space tempo, space and advantage of being one move ahead. If black played c5 i'll have to bring back my queen, if Qc4 then Be6. Materials are equal, black gaining tempo while developing his pieces. And both sides lost too much material to open the position.

I don't see anyway to continue the game if white didn't play d4. And in many games you'll end up sacrificing queens too early in the game if the d file was open.

So is it possible to play the 4 knights opening without losing too much material in order to open the position (i'm asking about black and white.)

I don't know if the title is correct, feel free to edit it.

I believe that 4 knights opening is the most popular opening, especially among average players. I play it a lot, that's why I want to analyse it. I'm an average player, so I hope you can help me.

Some people like to play 4 knights game like this

[FEN ""]
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bb5

But I don't like to exchange my bishop for a knight, early on, so I play something like

[FEN ""]
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.d3 d6 5.Be2 Be7 6.O-O O-O

This is just an example where both player are trying to control the center, develop their minor pieces and castle. So you can think of any position, since most of the 4 knights game positions will most probably look a lot like that.

Both side castled, now, how to continue without losing too much material? I'm just an average player, what I would do is

[FEN ""]
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.d3 d6 5.Be2 Be7 6.O-O O-O 7.d4 exd4 8.Nxd4 Nxd4 9.Qxd4 

That's what I would do but I don't like this position, black is going to chase my queen, which happened to me a lot of times, and I'll end up moving the queen, losing space tempo, space and advantage of being one move ahead. If black played c5 I'll have to bring back my queen, if Qc4 then Be6. Materials are equal, black gaining tempo while developing his pieces. And both sides lost too much material to open the position.

I don't see anyway to continue the game if white didn't play d4. And in many games you'll end up sacrificing queens too early in the game if the d file was open.

So is it possible to play the 4 knights opening without losing too much material in order to open the position (I'm asking about black and white.)

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I don't know if the title is correct, feel free to edit it.

I believe that 4 knights opening is the most popular opening, especially among average players, i play it a lot, that's why i want to analyse it, i'm an average player, so i hope you help me.

Some people like to play 4 knights game like this

[FEN ""]
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bb5

But i don't like to sacrificeexchange my bishop for a knight, early on, so i play something like

[FEN ""]
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.d3 d6 5.Be2 Be7 6.O-O O-O

This is just an example where both player are trying to control the center, develop their minor pieces and castle. So you can think of any position, since most of the 4 knights game positions will most probably look a lot like that.

Both side castled, now, how to continue without losing to much material? I'm just an average player, what i would do is

[FEN ""]
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.d3 d6 5.Be2 Be7 6.O-O O-O 7.d4 exd4 8.Nxd4 Nxd4 9.Qxd4 

That's what i would do but i don't like this position, black is going to chase my queen, which happened to me a lot of times, and i'll end up moving the queen, losing space tempo, space and advantage of being one move ahead. If black played c5 i'll have to bring back my queen, if Qc4 then Be6. Materials are equal, black gaining tempo while developing his pieces. And both sides lost too much material to open the position.

I don't see anyway to continue the game if white didn't play d4. And in many games you'll end up sacrificing queens too early in the game if the d file was open.

So is it possible to play the 4 knights opening without losing too much material in order to open the position (i'm asking about black and white.)

I don't know if the title is correct, feel free to edit it.

I believe that 4 knights opening is the most popular opening, especially among average players, i play it a lot, that's why i want to analyse it, i'm an average player, so i hope you help me.

Some people like to play 4 knights game like this

[FEN ""]
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bb5

But i don't like to sacrifice my bishop for a knight, early on, so i play something like

[FEN ""]
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.d3 d6 5.Be2 Be7 6.O-O O-O

This is just an example where both player are trying to control the center, develop their minor pieces and castle. So you can think of any position, since most of the 4 knights game positions will most probably look a lot like that.

Both side castled, now, how to continue without losing to much material? I'm just an average player, what i would do is

[FEN ""]
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.d3 d6 5.Be2 Be7 6.O-O O-O 7.d4 exd4 8.Nxd4 Nxd4 9.Qxd4 

That's what i would do but i don't like this position, black is going to chase my queen, which happened to me a lot of times, and i'll end up moving the queen, losing space tempo, space and advantage of being one move ahead. If black played c5 i'll have to bring back my queen, if Qc4 then Be6. Materials are equal, black gaining tempo while developing his pieces. And both sides lost too much material to open the position.

I don't see anyway to continue the game if white didn't play d4. And in many games you'll end up sacrificing queens too early in the game if the d file was open.

So is it possible to play the 4 knights opening without losing too much material in order to open the position (i'm asking about black and white.)

I don't know if the title is correct, feel free to edit it.

I believe that 4 knights opening is the most popular opening, especially among average players, i play it a lot, that's why i want to analyse it, i'm an average player, so i hope you help me.

Some people like to play 4 knights game like this

[FEN ""]
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bb5

But i don't like to exchange my bishop for a knight, early on, so i play something like

[FEN ""]
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.d3 d6 5.Be2 Be7 6.O-O O-O

This is just an example where both player are trying to control the center, develop their minor pieces and castle. So you can think of any position, since most of the 4 knights game positions will most probably look a lot like that.

Both side castled, now, how to continue without losing to much material? I'm just an average player, what i would do is

[FEN ""]
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.d3 d6 5.Be2 Be7 6.O-O O-O 7.d4 exd4 8.Nxd4 Nxd4 9.Qxd4 

That's what i would do but i don't like this position, black is going to chase my queen, which happened to me a lot of times, and i'll end up moving the queen, losing space tempo, space and advantage of being one move ahead. If black played c5 i'll have to bring back my queen, if Qc4 then Be6. Materials are equal, black gaining tempo while developing his pieces. And both sides lost too much material to open the position.

I don't see anyway to continue the game if white didn't play d4. And in many games you'll end up sacrificing queens too early in the game if the d file was open.

So is it possible to play the 4 knights opening without losing too much material in order to open the position (i'm asking about black and white.)

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