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Caro-Kann  (3 Viewing)
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286 3459 Last Post 05/26/24 at 13:10:44
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By: FreeRepublic
Pirc  (2 Viewing)
Pirc Defence [B07-09]
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141 2159 Last Post 06/24/24 at 17:55:07
In: Curious tidbit re the 4....
By: kylemeister
Modern  (1 Viewing)
Modern Defence 1...g6 [B06]
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90 1390 Last Post 01/27/23 at 00:24:04
In: Re: An idea for the c3 mo...
By: RosemarysBaby
Alekhine's Defence [B02-B05]
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165 2639 Last Post 10/03/23 at 10:50:37
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By: lg
Scandinavian  (3 Viewing)
Scandinavian Defence/Centre Counter 1 e4 d5 [B01]
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169 1955 Last Post 07/31/23 at 09:00:54
In: Re: 1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3...
By: Kerangali
1. e4 ... 1. e4 ...
Caro, Pirc/Modern, Alekhine & Scandinavian [B01-19] with GM Daniel Fernandez
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More on 3. h3!? against the 2...Qxd5 Scandi
So after facing 3...Bf5 a number of times, I've found it might be better to NOT defer Nc3 but play it immediately, when White might take advantage of the early development of Black's WSB a number of w...

Started 04/01/24 at 14:19:09 by George Jempty
7 1001 Last Post 06/04/24 at 10:32:33
By: George Jempty
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Does anyone play the St. George's Defence.
I played it a hell of a lot last year and found it be to not as terrible as some people make out. I found it fun to play also as it can often throw your opponent. Does anyone play it? Why? Why not?

Started 07/19/22 at 03:59:20 by MJMcCready
3 1141 Last Post 11/22/23 at 13:16:19
By: FreeRepublic
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Meanwhile where is Fernandez?
Haven't been updated since May.

Started 08/02/23 at 17:57:39 by sanaz
4 1221 Last Post 08/10/23 at 13:35:46
By: FreeRepublic
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The Modernized Nimzovich Defense 1.e4 Nc6! - Bauer
New book by Christian Bauer from Thinkers Publishing. Anyone already has it? If so, a short review should be appreciated.

Started 10/08/20 at 14:14:50 by grandpatzer
5 3787 Last Post 10/17/22 at 19:52:55
By: an ordinary chessplayer
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Book on Italian Game & French
Can someone tell me the best book on Italian Game as White for Beginners & French Opening as Black for beginners? The book should be instructive i.e covering all the ideas right from the opening ti...

Started 01/24/22 at 18:23:23 by Vishnu
1 1031 Last Post 01/25/22 at 02:25:44
By: MaxJudd
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Openings for Beginners?
I would like to know which are the best openings that can be taught to as well as learned for beginners for both White as well as Black.When I searched on you tube, I came across a few videos which re...

Started 08/15/21 at 05:12:23 by Vishnu
2 1704 Last Post 08/16/21 at 08:04:31
By: Straggler
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New line in the Caro Kann Advance?
1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 Bf5 4.Bg5?!
This 4th move by White isn't mentioned in Chess Training Repertiore Moves 4: 200 Openings by Tim Sawyer and I'm wondering if this one had a name yet. Stockfish gi...

Started 10/22/20 at 11:15:22 by HagenWatch1
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15 7920 Last Post 10/25/20 at 10:34:10
By: GMTonyKosten
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Caro-Kann Poisoned Pawn Capablanca 4...Af5

Started 03/11/19 at 21:15:06 by Leon_Trotsky
2 3871 Last Post 03/17/19 at 07:00:26
By: TN
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Another option in the 3. Nc3 Nimzowitsch Defense
1. e4 Nc6 ; 2. d4 d5 ; 3. Nc3
The main line 3. has been under a cloud for a while. The alternative 3. ...e6 is really more French than Nimzo and 3. ...Nf6 is unsatisfactory.
Instead, i...

Started 01/01/17 at 17:27:24 by Uberdecker
2 5909 Last Post 01/02/17 at 01:11:58
By: Uberdecker
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3...e6 against Fantasy Caro
I was thinking of switching my response from 3...Db6 and 3...dxe4 to 3...e6 against the Fantasy Variation in the Caro-Kann. I think that this might be solidest, but I do not see much literature on thi...

Started 07/13/15 at 02:45:13 by DenVerdsligeRejsende
6 7861 Last Post 10/20/15 at 13:15:55
By: Bibs
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e4 e6 d4 c6
Hello all,
I came across the unusual sequence 1. e4 e6 2. d4 c6 for the first time today.  My game continued 3. c4 d5 4. ed cd 5. Nc3 Nf6 6. Nf3 with a transposition to the Panov-Botvinnik.  A qu...

Started 07/25/15 at 16:38:38 by ULIFT
8 9574 Last Post 07/27/15 at 01:42:54
By: Bibs
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June2012 game request
hi guys,
         I wanted to make a request (If it is allowed under chess pub forum rules) to please give me the pgn of the game Liu-Qinqan-Vidit analysed in 1.e4 section of June 2012. Unfortuna...

Started 06/14/12 at 10:41:43 by Vidit
4 7729 Last Post 06/14/12 at 13:03:02
By: Bibs
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Scandinavian vs Caro Kann
As I understand it main line Scandinavian is similar to a bf5 caro Kann . so could someone explain to me what are the reasons to play caro Kann instead of Scandinavian which seems to cut out the other...

Started 04/07/12 at 13:39:53 by FischerTal
4 8349 Last Post 04/09/12 at 00:25:04
By: Gilchrist is a legend
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"Beating Unusual Chess Defences: 1 e4" - out soon.
Hey folks,
Some of you may be interested to know that the above title is finally finished and due for release from mid- to late October. Info can be found here: <br

Started 09/18/11 at 20:34:13 by IM Andrew Greet
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36 45237 Last Post 03/24/12 at 11:21:54
By: lg
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Colorado Defence 1.e4 Nc6 2.Nf3 f5!?
I open this topic for fans of the COLORADO DEFENCE.
Anybody out there???

Started 01/05/03 at 03:58:00 by SutterCane
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27 35591 Last Post 05/10/11 at 13:11:59
By: Djy
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Balogh Defence 1 e4 d6 2 d4 f5!?
There's been quite a lot of incidental comment about this defence, but so far as I know no dedicated thread, so I thought I'd start one. I placed it here rather than in Daring Defences since I imagine...

Started 10/20/10 at 09:44:19 by Michael Ayton
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18 20849 Last Post 10/23/10 at 02:41:30
By: Stefan Buecker
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1. e4 ... White Repertoire Book?
Hi all,
Lately I've been working on my white repertoire, with 1. e4 as the basis and basically "playing the main lines" against most openings. For playing against the Sicilian, I purchased "Exper...

Started 11/19/08 at 15:40:40 by Phobetor (Ex Member)
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23 27191 Last Post 04/26/10 at 12:03:57
By: TonyRo
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1.e4 repertoire book?
Hi, I am playing the London. (1.d4 2.Bf4 3.Nf3) but i wanna start with 1.e4. Can you recommend me a book to made a shorter repertoire, i dont mind the lines with = but i dont want to study a lot.<br /...

Started 11/22/09 at 04:06:29 by peon4rey
11 11557 Last Post 11/22/09 at 21:21:22
By: kylemeister
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Grand Prix Attack against ...d6
Anyone out there have a comprehensive understanding of the "Grand Prix" type attack against the "Pirc" or "Modern" or ...d6.  Do I have this right, is there actually such a thing.  I found a very dyna...

Started 08/26/09 at 21:38:22 by Pilotknight
9 9430 Last Post 10/01/09 at 14:23:56
By: RdC
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1.e4 b6 or 1.e4 g6?
Hi all,
Reading through this forum I would conclude that the first system, i.e. 1.e4 b6 is inferior to the second (1.e4 g6). But is it so, and what is the main differences to consider for those w...

Started 09/10/09 at 15:25:42 by bohdan
2 4951 Last Post 09/28/09 at 12:44:37
By: nyoke
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