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A variation in the Petroff Defense involving a white knight sacrifice. It is characterized by the moves 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nxe5 d6 4.Nxf7

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How to deal with the Cochrane Gambit

[fen ""] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nxf7 ?! I'm pretty sure the Cochrane Gambit isn't correct. However, I find it difficult to defend against, as some "natural" moves don't seem to work. Can ...