The Ulvestad Variation of the Two Knights' Defence

From minkler@buffnet.net Sat May 4 03:51:23 1996

Subject: The Dreaded Fried Liver attack ....

[Impertinent editorial note: I think the Fried Liver Attack should refer to only the line 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. Ng5 d5 5. exd5 Nxd5 6. Nxf7, but here my esteemed correspondent means the line with 4. Ng5 - Dr.Dave]

  In my quest at becoming a better player (USCF 1360) I was constantly faced with the Fried Liver attack as black. After losing the game several times I finally got off my butt to learn the stupid thing...And, what I found was striking. First off black should have nothing to fear from Ng5. In fact he can practically laugh at it. I have enclosed some games from the local club here where me and my uncle have done extensive research on the Ulvestad Var. of the Two Knight's Defense. If you have MCO- 13 the page is 111. But, what I found its that people DON'T play these lines... And give black a perfectly healthy game.

  If you would like to see the rest of Ng5_1 where my Uncle John Powell Defeated the Master his E-mail address is powell@net.bluemoon.net

  I think that these lines would be very useful to you web page and chess club...

 [Appreciative editorial note: I agree!]

 

Jarret Minkler


[Event "Ng5_1.pgn"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[Result "?"]
[White "WHITE"]
[Black "BLACK"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. Ng5
{
,R;_,B;Q,K;B,_;R
;P,P;P,_;_,P;P,P
,_;_,N;_,_;_,_;_
;_,_;_,N;P,_;n,_
,_;_,b;_,_;_,_;_
;_,_;_,_;_,_;_,_
,p;p,p;p,_;p,p;p
;r,n;b,q;k,_;_,r
}
4... d5 5. exd5 b5
{!?

t+lDjL-T
X-X-+xXx
-+s+-S-+
+x+pX-N-
-+b+-+-+
+-+-+-+-
pPpP-PpP
RnBqK-+r

}
6. Bxb5 Qxd5 7. Bf1 Bc5 8. Nc3
{This is a game my uncle played vs. a 2050 USCF my uncle is 1500+}
8... Bxf2+ 9. Ke2
{And Black goes on to win...}
*


[Event "Ng5_2.pgn"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[Result "?"]
[White "WHITE"]
[Black "BLACK"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. Ng5 d5 5. exd5 b5 6. Bxb5 Qxd5 7. Bxc6+
7... Qxc6 8. O-O Bb7
{Forking The B and g2: Several things I see here are ..Nf3, Qf3 and f3}
9. f3 Bc5+ 10. Kh1 h6 11. Nh3 Ng4
{Just to give an example...O-O can be played also}
*


[Event "Ng5_3.pgn"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[Result "?"]
[White "WHITE"]
[Black "BLACK"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. Ng5 d5 5. exd5 b5 6. Bxb5 Qxd5 7. Bxc6+
7... Qxc6 8. O-O Bb7
{ instead of 9. f3 above }
(
9. Qf3 Qxf3 10. Nxf3 Bxf3 11. gxf3
{and Black has a good or =game}
*


[But please note that 6.Bxb5 is not the only, nor perhaps the best, move
for White.]

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