I've been trying do some research on the defence against
4. Ng5, since it has been a really big thorn in my side for a bit of time.
[FEN ""] [StartPly "7"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. Ng5
I've firstly taken a look into the Traxler attack, but I'm unsure about it since it's such a 'hack' line and well, it's a bit unreliable in a really big match.
I am looking at mainline with
c6, but I am not quite sure how Black keeps up the initiative from there. His queenside looks a bit shattered and White seems to be fine with happily developing his queenside.
Can anyone tell me some kind of plan or theory on the classical refutation against