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The Fried Liver Attack is a variation of the Two Knights Defense for beginners. White sacrifices their Knight with a fork on f7 to expose the black King. The fried liver has several variations, i.e. the Traxler counter-gambit.

Moves[]

  1. e4 e5
  2. Nf3 Nc6
  3. Bc4 Nf6
  4. Ng5 d5
  5. exd5 Nxd5
  6. Nxf7 Kxf7 (7.Qf3+ Ke6 8.Nc3 Nb4)

A good way to defend against the fried liver is to not play into it at all, playing 5...Na5 or also 3...h6.

a b c d e f g h
8 a8 r b8 c8 b d8 q e8 f8 b g8 h8 r 8
7 a7 p b7 p c7 p d7 e7 f7 k g7 p h7 p 7
6 a6 b6 c6 n d6 e6 f6 g6 h6 6
5 a5 b5 c5 d5 n e5 p f5 g5 h5 5
4 a4 b4 c4 B d4 e4 f4 g4 h4 4
3 a3 b3 c3 d3 e3 f3 g3 h3 3
2 a2 P b2 P c2 P d2 P e2 f2 P g2 P h2 P 2
1 a1 R b1 N c1 B d1 Q e1 K f1 g1 h1 R 1
a b c d e f g h


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