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Chigorin, Breyer, Zaitsev [C90-99]
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In: Re: [C97-99] Resources for Chigor...
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Marshall
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Marshall Gambit [C89] & Anti-Marshall [C88]
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In: Re: Marshall with 12 d3
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Archangel
Archangel
Archangel & 3...Bc5 [C78 & C64]
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In: Re: Opinions of Arkhangel...
By: mn
Open
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Open Variation [C80-C84]
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In: Re: Ruy Lopez : a bust fo...
By: FreeRepublic
Exchange
Exchange
Exchange Variation [C68-C69] & Delayed Exchange [C85]
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In: Re: C69 Alapin Gambit - v...
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Berlin
Berlin
Berlin Defence [C65 & C67]
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Schliemann
Schliemann
Schliemann Gambit/Jaenisch 3...f5 [C63] and Delayed Schliemann [C70]
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By: Jonathan Tait
1. e4 e5 Spanish 1. e4 e5 Spanish
(Ruy Lopez) [C60-99] with GM Victor Mikhalevski
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Ruy Lopez at the club level
Hi.
I have recently analysed 20 000 + games played in England at 4NCL, major and minor sections of congresses etc. What surprised me was that:
1...e5 is not even in top 5 replies to 1. e4<br...

Started 10/26/18 at 16:13:43 by Horatio
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21 1472 Last Post 11/06/18 at 12:21:08
By: gillbod
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How to counter the thematic kingside attack?
Hi,
I feel tired of defending the black side of the Closed/Slow d3 Ruy Lopez. Not that it is challenging theoretically but the task of the white player to coordinate an attack is sooo easy. <br /...

Started 09/30/18 at 14:55:16 by nocteus
1 317 Last Post 09/30/18 at 19:24:32
By: RdC
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Some Yurtaev Questions
So I'm looking at picking up the good ol Yurtaev Variation (5...b5 6 Bb3 Bc5), and I had a few general questions:
1. If White knows what he's doing (particularly in the critical pawn sac ab5/Na3 ...

Started 07/06/18 at 21:04:28 by mn
8 1102 Last Post 07/26/18 at 00:27:25
By: mn
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A ´new´ kingside fianchetto for Black in the Ruy!?
I just noticed an interesting game played today in the German Bundesliga:

However, the line cannot exactly be called new. Checking Megabase the earliest encounter I could find was this game:
[pgn][Event "Tarrasch ...|/pgn]
There is nothing new under the sun...
The line looks interesting to me and maybe Black can use this move order to avoid some of the problem lines in the Cozio-Defence. But I am sure White will find ways to put Black under pressure here as well.
Does anybody know about some published analysis on this line?

Started 05/01/18 at 17:21:25 by Fllg
7 1365 Last Post 07/22/18 at 08:37:18
By: tipau
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Book covering the Ruy Lopez Anderssen (5.d3)?
What is the best (fairly recent) repertoire book dealing with 5.d3 (Anderssen), or 6.d3, in the Ruy, from White's point of view?

Started 06/17/18 at 10:39:13 by grandpatzer
3 700 Last Post 06/17/18 at 13:17:21
By: Stigma
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Old good Steinitz defence
Yesterday i played a game with this variation but failed to have anything with white. I checked in my database but received no good advice from GM exemple. For exemple i saw a game Bronstein-Campora 0...

Started 02/26/06 at 22:42:55 by parisest magique(Guest) (Guest)
13 8312 Last Post 05/24/18 at 12:55:35
By: IsaVulpes
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The Smyslov Var Deferred:Request for Mikhalevski
The following omission has been bugging me for quite some time now,  and rather than keep hoping that it will be addressed in some future update, I'm just gunna  put it out there. GM Mikhalevski has a...

Started 04/01/18 at 19:47:28 by TopNotch
4 1239 Last Post 05/02/18 at 22:44:04
By: TopNotch
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Poll: New Breyer book
Hello friends!
One of the Quality Chess authors and analyst, Nikolaos Ntirlis, is bound to write new book for Black in a single volume, consisting of full repertoire against non Spanish lines, an...

Started 06/06/15 at 16:07:18 by rossia
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107 52798 Last Post 04/28/18 at 21:30:42
By: TopNotch
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3...a6, 6...Bc5 setup - a4 vs c3+d4 idea for W?
Hello,
I tried to search for an existing Bc5 topic but failed to find it.
Here's the position after 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O b5 6.Bb3 Bc5
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There are 2

Started 11/01/17 at 22:52:14 by ahu_lee
3 1815 Last Post 11/03/17 at 10:17:39
By: IsaVulpes
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Spanish repertoire
An interesting group project here would be to work out a Spanish repertoire, not necessarily very deep, but deep enough to indicate a strong method of play against all Black's important tries. I am pe...

Started 07/24/11 at 13:04:31 by Markovich
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540 196059 Last Post 09/02/17 at 19:53:13
By: proustiskeen
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Idea in the 3...Bc5 4 0-0 Nd4 Variation
I've stumbled across an interesting idea for White in which I've barely been able to find any games:
1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 Bb5 Bc5 4 0-0 Nd4 5 Nxd4 Bxd4 6 c3 Bb6 7 d4 c6 8 Bd3!?
A pawn sacrifice.<br...

Started 06/25/17 at 10:17:37 by mn
0 1027 Last Post 06/25/17 at 10:17:37
By: mn
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Classical Berlin/Beverwijk Variation
Is this line considered good for black?
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nf6 4.0-0 Bc5
I'd love to play this line if it's good. You just get your pieces out and play! Is there any recent coverage of ...

Started 09/15/16 at 20:34:12 by BobbyDigital80
6 3660 Last Post 12/20/16 at 11:52:36
By: Jobavian
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Spanish 5.d4
I remember the book published by The Chess Player in 1979, Spanish 5 d4 by Thomas... this was a long time ago. Although objectively it's nothing special if Black defends well, I think 5.d4 is a good w...

Started 08/16/16 at 18:25:19 by grandpatzer
12 3975 Last Post 08/28/16 at 03:18:08
By: barnaby
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Ruy Lopez - Krol variation
In Corr 2004 (Chessbase) I found a new defence to the Ruy Lopez. It is called the Kroll defence(named after Wladyslaw Krol, who's a correspondence player) and it starts with:
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 ...

Started 04/27/05 at 08:10:55 by Trolletje
9 5370 Last Post 07/19/16 at 20:22:57
By: wkrol
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New Chess Stars repertoire book for Black
Chess Stars' "future plans" page shows a black repertoire book by Solozhenkin. Planned publication date is November. The contents page is already on the site. The book seems to offer a complete repert...

Started 07/01/15 at 10:40:22 by Straggler
5 5036 Last Post 07/03/16 at 18:03:20
By: kylemeister
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Siesta correspondence game by Richard Callaghan
I'm trying to find a correspondence game by a past friend of mine, IM Richard Callaghan where he played the Siesta variation as Black.  I'm positive this was available when I had ChessBaseLight2009 bu...

Started 06/18/16 at 02:48:34 by George Jempty
1 2015 Last Post 06/18/16 at 05:24:08
By: proustiskeen
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Russian Defence 5. ..d6
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. 0-0 d6
I think this is called the Russian defence, but I can find little information on it. Any reason why it's not popular? Can you point me to any so...

Started 05/19/16 at 15:26:18 by JEH
6 2701 Last Post 05/27/16 at 12:16:05
By: George Jempty
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Question on the Old Steinitz (3...d6)
So the main response to 3...d6 is 4.d4, yet after 3...a6 4.Ba4 d6, the Modern Steinitz, 5.d4 is a blunder, known as the Noah's Ark Trap!
In the books I've seen, they only seem to consider 4...Bd7...

Started 01/21/16 at 15:42:11 by FrenchRefutes1e4
3 2284 Last Post 01/21/16 at 20:58:31
By: kylemeister
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9. d4 Spanish
Now that the Breyer seems to be extremely difficult to crack, why haven't elite players been switching over to 9. d4? When Giri played this against Carlsen, he got a pretty decent position and I also ...

Started 12/29/15 at 18:26:04 by NegiRefutes (Ex Member)
13 4450 Last Post 12/31/15 at 13:20:31
By: RdC
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10. Na3 in the Siesta as against Timman last year
In the online chessbase I can only find one game with 10. Na3 after the sequence 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 d6 5.c3 f5 6.exf5 Bxf5 7.O-O Bd3 8.Re1 Be7 9.Re3 e4, a game where Timman beat IM Poets...

Started 11/03/15 at 21:29:52 by George Jempty
1 2199 Last Post 11/06/15 at 20:17:18
By: George Jempty
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