Starting from the Russian variation (3…Bb4) to Three Knights (3…Be7/3…d6/3…g6/3…Bc5), and then to Stafford Gambit, this course goes above and beyond the Four Knights System - anything that comes close to the line is being covered in detail.
If you are playing the Four Knights game, pay attention to the fourth move.
While you can go d4, Bb5, or even Be2, many White players strangely go for Bc4 – a move that instantly gives Black an edge.
The Black knight captures the pawn on e4. Isn’t it defended? Yes, but if you take the knight with your knight, Black pushes …d5 with a fork on the bishop and the knight. (Oops!)
Traps like these abound in the Four Knights System. To make it easier for you though, GM Krisztian Szabo is here with his brand-new training, Four Knights System.
Starting from the Russian variation (3…Bb4) to Three Knights (3…Be7/3…d6/3…g6/3…Bc5), and then to Stafford Gambit, this course goes above and beyond the Four Knights System – anything that comes close to the line is being covered in detail.
Here’s what you will learn inside:
- Mind the mates. White castled his king to safety. Or is it? Do you see the killer move by Black? It’s …Ng4! Game over for White. The Four Knights System looks innocent but don’t you fall for its look. Let GM Szabo guide you with proper “precautions”.
- Piece positioning zoomed in! The secret to winning games in this opening is knowing the ideal squares to put your pieces on as White. Even if your opponent plays a seemingly feasible move, he will end up shot dead, point-blank range.
- Quiet moves rule. This simple pawn push by White takes back the charge into his own hands. As Black captures that pawn, White gets the time to develop and regroup for an attack.
The Four Knights System can lead to sharp attacks or closed, maneuvering struggles. Yet playing the opening is pure fun if you know what you are doing.
That’s why you need this training.
Chapter 1. Stafford Gambit & Russian 3…Bb4
Chapter 2. Russian 3…0-0
Chapter 3. Three Knights 3…Be7 (part I)
Chapter 4. Three Knights 3…Be7 (part II)
Chapter 5. Three Knights 3…d6 (part I)
Chapter 6. Three Knights 3…d6 (part II)
Chapter 7. Three Knights 3…g6
Chapter 8. Three Knights 3…Bc5 (part I)
Chapter 9. Three Knights 3…Bc5 (part II)
Chapter 10. Three Knights 3…Bc5 (part III)
Chapter 11. Four Knights 4…Bb4 (part I)
Chapter 12. Four Knights 4…Bb4 (part II)
Chapter 13. Four Knights 4…d5 (part I)
Chapter 14. Four Knights 4…d5 (part II)
Chapter 15. Four Knights 4…d5 (part III)
Chapter 16. Four Knights 7…e4 (part I)
Chapter 17. Four Knights 7…e4 (part II)
Chapter 18. Four Knights 7…e4 (part III)
About the author:
GM Krisztian Szabo [2564 FIDE]
is a Hungarian Grandmaster. He has won multiple Hungarian National Championships, European Youth Championship, and World Youth Championship (Silver) and has represented his country as part of the adult national team.
GM Szabo is a celebrated coach, he is second to Richard Rapport, he was coaching Aryan Chopra (Grandmaster at 14) and many International Masters. He has also worked extensively with Peter Leko and Judit Polgar, having spent around 6 years with each of them.