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Italian Game 3 Bc4, Evans Gambit, Giuoco Piano, Bishop's Opening, Max Lange Attack [C50-55]
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Philidor's Defence, Hanham, 3...exd4 & 3...f5 [C41]
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1. e4 e5 - Non-Spanish 1. e4 e5 - Non-Spanish
Scotch, Petroff, King's Gambit, Vienna etc. [C20-59] with IM Harry Grieve
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Question about 2...Bc5
After 1.e4 e5 and 2.Nf3 the move 2. ...Bc5 seems to be rare and kind of ignored by a couple of books I have checked. Is it best to just play 3. Bc4 to continue towards the Italian or is there a way to...

Started 09/25/23 at 22:01:46 by VGA
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By: an ordinary chessplayer
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Ponziani sac
Hi, everybody!
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.c3 Nf6 4.d4 Nxe4 5.d5 Bc5 6.dxc6 Bxf2 7.Ke2 
Is this playable for Black?

Started 05/31/15 at 19:32:40 by Toshak
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By: brabo
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The Nakhmanson Gambit. Any takers on this one?
1.e4 e5. 2.Bc4 Nf6 3.d4 exd4 4. Nf3 Nc6  5. 0-0 Nxe4 6. Nc3?!. Anybody here want to take a stab at telling me how this isn’t a serious opening gambit and why Stockfish still gets confused by this line...

Started 09/03/20 at 18:16:28 by HagenWatch1
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Squeezing 1e4 e5 by Khalifman/Soloviov
Chess Stars has announced a new forthcoming book
on the Spanish Four Knights and the road from 2 Nf3 to 4 Bb5 :
Squeezing 1 e4 e5 - a solid strategic approach 
by Alexander Khalifman and Sergei Soloviov
~ 280 p...

Started 11/15/19 at 13:10:49 by tracke
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The Latvian Gambit Lives! by GM Kosten
Is this seminal book by GM Kosten still available somewhere? Are there plans for a future edition? Thanks.

Started 05/08/19 at 14:40:34 by grandpatzer
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By: MNb
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First Steps: 1 e4 e5

Started 12/13/17 at 03:05:58 by Anonymous3
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By: grandpatzer
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1...e5 repertoire based on ...g6 fianchetto
I have Collins' Spanish Fianchetto DVD and saw in some recent NICYB that 3...g6 against the Spanish plays at the high level, especially by Məmmədjarow. 
I was thinking of extending th...

Started 02/14/19 at 04:43:54 by Leon_Trotsky
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Latvian gambit 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 f5 3. exf5
This interesting line in the Latvian gambit was reached by myself just recently. I could not find this line in the Chess Pub forums.
After 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 f5 3. exf5 e4 4. Nd4 Qf6 5. c3 I decided...

Started 01/06/18 at 02:58:30 by Mark L
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Bologan's Black Weapons in the Open Games
A new book of Bologan is coming: Bologan's Black Weapons in the Open Games: How to Play for a Win if White Avoids the Ruy Lopez. Do you know what lines are going to be considered? Thanks a lot

Started 09/06/14 at 11:26:48 by Pingudon
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By: Igor
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Tiv's Attacking w/ Guioco and Ruy
Anyone have this? Thoughts? 
Enough useful stuff in terms of 'ideas', or...
...just 'Here's some of my games, and I'll waste time on an opening themed DVD explaining the latter stages too'?<...

Started 11/22/13 at 02:37:29 by Bibs
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By: Paddy
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Looking for an alternative to play against 1.e4 e5
I, like many, play chess from time to time. Childrens and work dont allow me to study much, so I basically do tactical exercises to stay fit, and look at commented games from to time to ti...

Started 08/18/13 at 15:19:09 by Tibor
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By: ErictheRed
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C44: Ponziani Opening by David Taylor
I am co author [with Keith Hayward] of the book Play the Ponziani.  New theory has come out since the book was written.  I am here to answer any questions about this opening.

Started 11/26/12 at 20:13:40 by Dave Taylor
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By: CaptainDunsel
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Question about pgn updates
Hi I am a new subscriber of ChessPub and I am still getting familiar with the site.
In pdf ebooks section I see a File called "PGN(updates)". Can somebody tell me what's it's utility and what doe...

Started 07/01/12 at 18:45:18 by cistup
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By: GMTonyKosten
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C44: ...d6 vs. the Italian and the Scotch Gambit
I started playing 3...d6 vs. the Italian after seeing that game of Alekhine's in Paris in the book "Take My Rooks".  I realize its not as topical as the other normal moves but it has served me pretty ...

Started 02/12/11 at 02:13:28 by George Jempty
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By: Willempie
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C22: 4. Qc4 and 5. a3?! in the Center Game
Last year I "discovered" this way of playing the Center Game: 1. e4 e5  2. d4 exd4  3. Qxd4 Nc6  4. Qc4 Nf6  5. a3?!, preparing Nc3 to clamp down on ...d5 without allowing Black to play ...Bb4.  In re...

Started 02/11/11 at 02:06:00 by George Jempty
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By: SWJediknight
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SO: The Open Games
I noticed the thread here on Davies' old ...e5 book and was surprised not to see any mention of Glenn Flear's upcoming Starting Out book on The Open Games.  Despite not being a repertoire book it come...

Started 04/13/10 at 19:37:12 by slates
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By: Alias
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C20: 1.e4 e5 2.Ne2?!
I am interested in the line: 1.e4 e5 2.Ne2?!
It was quiet popular some 100 ago
It was many times played by Alapin
I saw, Ajechin (Alekhine) has played it once too! 
In my ...

Started 01/13/05 at 08:36:27 by Trolletje (Guest)
13 9590 Last Post 09/17/10 at 12:03:15
By: Stefan Buecker
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C21: Danish Gambit Question
1 e4 e5 2 d4 exd4 3 c3 dxc3 4 Nxc3 Nc6 now does White have anything better than just transposing to the Goring Gambit with 5 Nf3?
1 e4 e5 2 d4 exd4 3 c3 dxc3 4 Bc4 cxb2 5 Bxb2 Nc6 now does White ...

Started 09/04/10 at 03:45:54 by Anonymous3
5 3867 Last Post 09/12/10 at 00:35:30
By: SWJediknight
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C21: Danish Gambit Declined
What is the best line for Black against:
1.e4 e5 2.d4 exd4 3.c3 d5 4.Qxd4
I've tried several things:
1.e4 e5 2.d4 exd4 3.c3 d5 4.Qxd4 dxe4 5.Qxe4+ Qe7 6.Qxe7+ Bxe7
1.e4 e5 2.d4 exd...

Started 09/04/10 at 07:05:28 by DrFractal
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