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In Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin counter-gambit, Lasker trap, black ended up with three knights, which should be rare. Here white should not capture the additional knight in the next move (8. Rxg1 Bg4+ and black is winning). Are there any other openings that one side ends up with three or more knights?

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1. d4 d5 2. c4 e5 3. dxe5 d4 4. e3 Bb4 5. Bd2 dxe3 6. Bxb4 exf2 7. Ke2 fxg1=N
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    Interesting idea that you have here! – Rewan Demontay Apr 18 at 17:11
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As @JossieCalderon pointed out, any opening could end up with three knights for one side. This would always require a knight promotion of some sort. Usually, knight promotions occur to

  1. Give check to the opponent immediately to move the king to another square or to save a tempo.

  2. Avoid a knight fork from the opponent, or give one of your own

  3. Avoid stalemate

  4. Give checkmate

I think, however, that you are also asking if there is another opening where knight promotion occurs in the opening phase of the game. The answer is most likely "no".

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Theoretically, any opening can allow you to end up with three knights provided you promote enough pawns.

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    I think that the OP is asking if there is another known line in which one side has three knights. – Qudit Apr 18 at 22:20

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