This is not a trick opening, useful only once such as is Kostics' Trap. This is my standard defense against the Four Knights opening. It has rich possibilities.
|1. e2-e4, e7-e5.|
|2. Ng1-f3, Nb8-c6.|
|3. Nb1-c3, Ng8-f6.||So far this is the 4 Knights opening.|
|4. Bf1-b5, Nc6-d4.||Black's bold attempt to grab the initiative marks Rubenstein's Defense.|
|5. Nf3xe5, Qd8-e7.||Pressuring the knight, hoping to win back the pawn.|
|6. Ne5-g4, Nf6xe4.||It worked! Now Ne4xc3+ would win the Queen.|
|7. 0-0, Nd4xb5.||Preparing to protect the other knight from the rook.|
|8. Nc3xb5, d7-d5.||This knight is worth protecting!|
|9. d2-d3, Qe7-h4.||White wants the troublesome knight gone!|
|10. Ng4-e3, Bf8-c5.||Trading knights just looks too dangerous.|
|11. Ne3xd5, Ne4xf2!||White takes the bait, and now his queen is threatened.|
|12. Qd1-f3, Nf2-g4+.||White's queen is saved, but the game is lost.|
|13. Bc1-e3, Qh4xh2 mate.||None of white's responses could have prevented mate.|
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