King's Knight Opening
|Moves||1.e4 e5 2.Nf3|
The King's Knight Opening is a chess opening consisting of the moves:
The opening is likely to continue into one of a number of other named openings, depending mainly on Black's second move.
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Main line: 2...Nc6
Most games (more than 80%) continue with 2...Nc6.
Some moves from here include:
- 3. Bb5: Ruy Lopez
- 3. Bc4: Italian Game
- 3. d4: Scotch Game
- 3. Nc3: Three Knights Game
- 3. c3: Ponziani Opening
Other Black defenses
Less common defenses
A number of less popular continuations are possible. These openings are generally considered to be less sound than those mentioned above.
- 2...Qe7 (the Gunderam Defense)
- 2...Qf6 (the Greco Defence)
- 2...f6 (the Damiano Defence)
- 2...d5 (the Elephant Gambit)
- 2...f5 (the Latvian Gambit)
These openings are all categorized in the ECO under code C40.
- Batsford Chess Openings 2 (1989, 1994). Garry Kasparov, Raymond Keene. ISBN 0-8050-3409-9.
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