Old Lines And Undiscovered Moves

Analyzing a line of the Scotch Four Knights made me realize just how much undiscovered territory there is as long as you go far enough back in history. The reference sources I used were all as bad as each other, probably because authors’ views had been copied without checking things with a GM/chess engine partnership.

This reminds me of a remark of Bent Larsen to the effect that it was easy to be an expert in ancient openings. So let’s hear it for things like the Four Knights, King’s Gambit and …. the Vienna:


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: