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  1. 05 May '06 00:56
    I was wondering if anyone would tell me the names of some of White's opening moves involving knights.

    Like: The first move of white is moving a knight at B3/C3 or F3/H3.

    Educating my ignorance would be very appreciated!
  2. Standard member XanthosNZ
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    05 May '06 02:34
    1. Na3 is unnamed.
    1. Nc3 is the Sleipner.
    1. Nf3 is the Reti.
    and
    1. Nh3 is Tartakower's Flank Opening.
  3. 05 May '06 04:04
    Chessgames.com
    http://www.chessgames.com/perl/explorer

    1.e4 -- 185,539 games
    1.d4 -- 131,477 games

    1.Nf3 -- 33,695 games
    1.Nc3 -- 515 games
    1.Nh3 -- 7 games
    1.Na3 -- 4 games

    As you can see, (with the execption of Nf3) moving the knight is a somewhat uncommon first move........

    as for openings involving knights all of them do, as every opening will seek to develop all its minor pieces at somepoint....


    None the less a few ideas for the knights....

    Kings Indian attack

    1 Nf3 d5 2 g3 c5 3 Bg2

    Alekhine's Defense

    1 e4 Nf6


    Grunfeld Defense/ Nimzo-Indian

    1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 g6 3 f3 d5
    1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 e6 3 Nc3 Bb4 4 e3 c5

    Two Knights Defense

    1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 Bc4 Nf6

    Three Knights/Four Knights

    1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 Nc3
    1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 Nc3 Nf6

    ......the list goes on
  4. 05 May '06 12:35 / 2 edits
    I believe that both the Scotch and the Guico Piano (italian game) have 4 knight variants with knights on c3, f3, c6, f6.


    Edit: Come to think of it, the english has such a variant as well, though I am not sure it is callend the English 4 knights game...

    Edit 2: for opening names and some sample games, check out
    http://chess-ref.org/openings.php?letter=P
  5. 05 May '06 13:09 / 1 edit
    Barcza's Opening goes 1.Nf3 2.g3 3.Bg2 4.0-0