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Questions about the Two Knights Defense (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6) and games featuring the Two Knights Defense. ECO codes C55-C59

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Should I go for the Traxler Counterattack?

Many of my games as Black feature the Two Knights' Defence. [FEN ""] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 Sometimes my opponent will play 4. Ng5, and I usually reply with 4 ... d5. It is not ...
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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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Should Black avoid the Two Knights Defense because of the Fried Liver Attack?

It seems like the Fried Liver Attack is too much for black to handle, so it seems it is best to avoid the Two Knights Defense as Black. An example of the Fried Liver Attack is below and Black just ...
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Does 4.Ng5 in Two Knights Defense have a name?

Just like the title says, is there a name for the line starting with 4.Ng5 in 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. Ng5 called? Wikipedia article https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Two_Knights_Defense, does not ...
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