The Two Knights Defense is a chess opening that arises after the moves 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6. Black develops both knights which is why it is called the two knights variation. In the video, I discuss three moves for White: 4.d4, 4.Ng5 and 4.d3. 4.Ng5 leads to quite sharp positions, 4.d4 may lead to complex variations as well and 4.d3 is the main choice and much more quiet than the two other moves. I give you a sense for what you can expect in these kind of variations with both colors. Let me know if you have any questions!
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Niclas Huschenbeth (born February 29, 1992 in Hann. Muenden) is a German Chess Grandmaster. Huschenbeth learned how to play chess at the age of five and participated in youth chess tournaments. He was awarded the title of International Master in 2008 and the Grandmaster title in 2012. At age 18, he achieved his most notable success, becoming the youngest German Champion in history. He has played 52 times for the German national team and participated in two chess olympiads. Currently, Huschenbeth studies industrial/organizational psychology at the Free University of Berlin.