Max Lange Attack

The Max Lange Attack is an ancient line in the Two Knight’s Defence, a popular chess opening for Black. There are various lines worked out to many moves deep, which are basically equal. White does not really gain much of an “attack” by playing the “Max Lange Attack” and things will often swap down to dull equality.

Diagram: Max Lange Attack in Two Knights Defence

The Max Lange Attack can be reached by transposition from various openings:

There is also a “Max Lange Gambit” which is similar to the Max Lange Attack, and looks like the Italian Gambit.

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