Jan's Four Knights

Jan's Four Knights

If you're a 1.e4 e5 player, you'll soon realize that the Four Knights, 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 is a popular and annoying weapon at White's disposal.
You need to learn how to deal with it, whether your weapon of choice against the Spanish (Ruy Lopez) is the Marshall, the Berlin, or the Petroff.
Grandmaster Jan Gustafsson teaches you how to react to 3.Nc3 in the most ambitious manner. This is essential viewing if you play either side of the Four Knights.

Introduction And The Scotch Four Knights

Grandmaster Jan Gustafsson looks at one of the most solid lines White has at his disposal after 1.e4 e5 - the Scotch Four Knights: 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.d4.
34 min
5 Challenges

The Spanish Four Knights

Jan takes a look at the move 4.Bb5, that can lead to very sharp and direct play in our main lines.
31 min
5 Challenges

The Spanish Four Knights: 4...Nd4 and other moves

We look at the alternatives White has on move 5 after 4.Bb5 Nd4, including 5.0-0, 5.Nxd4 and 5.Nxe5.
20 min
5 Challenges

Rare Fourth Moves

4.a3, 4.h3, 4.Be2 and 4.g3. There are many surprise weapons White has at his disposal on move 4. We take a look at them all and tie up the remaining loose ends.
26 min
5 Challenges

Jan's Four Knights

4 Lessons
111 Minutes
20 Challenges
Released June 4, 2024