Questions tagged [traxler-counter-attack]

A variation of the Two Knights Defense characterized by the moves 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4.Ng5 Bc5

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What is the best defense for White against the Traxler Counter Attack?

I had posted the question Should Black avoid the Two Knights Defense because of the Fried Liver Attack? After seeing the Traxler Counter Attack from Black, it made me wonder if White should just avoid ...
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Traxler Counterattack

I've had a few looks at the Traxler counterattack before. It seems fine for Black, but somehow the engine (Stockfish) says that White has a +2.57 advantage after Nxf7, but not much advantage after ...