Popular with beginners who strictly follow the time honored opening principles they have been taught, The Four Knights Opening has a reputation of leading to a rather dull positional game. However, Francisco Anchondo makes a habit of taking an opening with a dull reputation and running it through a metaphoric knife sharpener until it can split hairs. The game below shows one of Francisco’s well thought out ideas for black in the Four Knights Opening that is razor sharp and battle tested.
[Event “Casual Blitz game”]
[Black “Francisco Anchondo”]
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Nc3 Bc5 5.O-O d6 6.d3 a6 7.Be3 Nd4 8.Bxd4 Bxd4
9.Nd5 c6 10.Nxf6+ Qxf6 11.c3 Ba7 12.h3 h5 13.Nh2 g5 14.Qe2 g4 15.h4 Qxh4 16.b4
g3 17.Bxf7+ Kxf7 18.Qf3+ Ke8 19.Rfd1 Qxh2+ 20.Kf1 Bg4 21.Qxg3 Qh1#
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