Perreux Variation

The Perreux Variation is a lesser-known variation of the Two Knight’s Defence. White does not accept the Black gambit pawn (3.Ng5 d5, 4.exd5 Na5), and also avoids the main over-analyzed “4.d4 O-O, 5.Nxe4 Re1” type lines. Delaying the Ng5 move by one move is the Perreux Variation, which results in an open position with even material and active piece play.

Diagram: Perreux Variation in Two Knight’s Defence

If White tries to defend with “4..d5 exd5, 5.Nxd5”, we may reach the Lolli Attack, which looks strong for White

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