Blitz Chess #340: Italian Game, Two Knights Defense

This is a blitz chess game I played as black with time control 5|0. The opening was the Italian Game, Two Knights Defense, Modern Bishop’s Opening. Italian Game turned King’s Indian Defense minus queens? This is basically what we have in this game where white has two knights and a point of attack within the enemy structure, versus black’s two bishops who attempt to one day show their potential.

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. d3 { Italian Game, Two Knights Defence, Modern Bishop’s Opening } Be7 5. O-O d6 6. Bg5 h6 7. Be3 Bg4 8. Nbd2 Qd7 9. c3 Nh5 10. Qb3 O-O 11. d4 Na5 12. Qb5 Qxb5 13. Bxb5 a6 14. Bd3 Nc6 15. h3 Bd7 16. d5 Nb8 17. b4 a5 18. a3 Nf4 19. Bxf4 exf4 20. c4 Bf6 21. Rab1 axb4 22. axb4 b6 23. Rfc1 Na6 24. c5 bxc5 25. Bxa6 Rxa6 26. bxc5 Rd8 27. c6 Be8 28. Rb7 Rc8 29. Rcb1 Raa8 30. Nc4 g5 31. e5 dxe5 32. Nfxe5 Be7 33. Ng4 Kg7 34. Nge5 Kf6 35. Nf3 Bc5 36. Ncd2 Ke7 37. Ne4 Bd6 38. Nd4 Kf8 39. Nf5 Be5 40. f3 h5 41. Rc1 f6 42. Kh2 Bg6 43. g4 fxg3+ 44. Nfxg3 h4 45. Kg2 hxg3 46. Nc5 Ra2+ 47. Kh1 g2+ 48. Kg1 Bd4+ 49. Kh2 g1=Q



  1. "This is 5 / O, buddy. What are you doing?" Full grin here! Amazing rabbit out of the hat at the end.

  2. I've been wanting chess all day! Thanks, Jerry

  3. Capablanca said the good player is always lucky…

  4. Was h6 necessary? the bishop on g5 seems misplaced with the black bishop on e7. why kick the bishop back to a better square? i think white should have went h3 instead of bg5 stopping any bg4 pins

  5. I think the more appropriate closing for this video is, "I hope WE got something out of it." 🙂 Great analysis and entertaining as always, sir!

  6. I just wanted to say that I enjoyed this kind of video, good job ChessNetwork.

  7. Jerry, I could never play you, I'll always lose. I have this rule:
    If a player takes more than five seconds in the opening, I resign 🙂 therefore, giving me a loss 🙁

  8. Instead of 26… Rd8 I think 26… Rfa8 is better, because you can follow 27. c6 up with Bc8 and now White cannot penetrate to the 7th rank.

  9. This is not an Italian game. In Italian bishop stays at c5, not at e7. It looks like Philidor Defence

  10. Jerry I know you're a busy man but I would really appreciate it if you could give me a lesson or two. I have money 🙂 lol

  11. "This is 5+0 buddy, what're you doing" Jerry saying what everyone watching is thinking.

  12. Haha awesome finish. Cool that even in time pressure you can take advantage of your opponents mistakes, something I wish I could do myself. Nice video, Jerry!

  13. Jerry i think that you should always play with increment, because only that type of time control fits your playstyle!

  14. Jerry, that is not luck in my opinion.
    Years of study and effort on your part.
    At your level, a few inaccuracies by your opponent and you drop the hammer.

  15. "am i really calling this piece right here a bishop?" 12:25 laughed so hard

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *