Four Knights Game

I’ll be making a DVD on this opening so right now I’m showing a special interest. I like Jan Pinski’s book on this opening but there again he gave very little space to the traditional line of 4.Bb5 Bb4. At one time this was one of the most fashionable openings, but 4…Nd4 changed this forever.

Of course the theoretical verdict of it being drawish (4…Nd4 5.Nxd4 exd4 6.e5 leads to simplifications) does not affect the practical problem of how Black should play for a win. But it’s always possible if you that’s what you really want.


Author: NigelD

Nigel Davies is an International Chess Grandmaster living in St. Helens in the UK. The winner of 15 international tournaments he is also a former British U21 and British Open Quickplay Champion and has represented both England and Wales on several occasions. These days Nigel teaches chess through his chess training web site, Tiger Chess, which has articles, recommendations, a monthly clinic, videos and courses. His students include his 15 year old son Sam who is making rapid progress with his game. Nigel has written a number of chess books that are available at Amazon: