Black Knights' Tango

The Black Knights' Tango, also known as the Mexican Defense or Kevitz-Trajkovic Defense, is a chess opening beginning with the moves:

1. d4 Nf6
2. c4 Nc6

This position can also be reached by transposition, e.g. 1. d4 Nc6, 1.c4 Nf6, or 1. c4 Nc6.


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