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Chigorin, Breyer, Zaitsev [C90-99]
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Marshall Gambit [C89] & Anti-Marshall [C88]
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Archangel & 3...Bc5 [C78 & C64]
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Open Variation [C80-C84]
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Exchange Variation [C68-C69] & Delayed Exchange [C85]
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Berlin
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Berlin Defence [C65 & C67]
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Schliemann
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Schliemann Gambit/Jaenisch 3...f5 [C63] and Delayed Schliemann [C70]
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1. e4 e5 Spanish 1. e4 e5 Spanish
(Ruy Lopez) [C60-99] with GM Victor Mikhalevski
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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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Started 11/01/17 at 22:52:14 by ahu_lee
3 340 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 162740 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
0 263 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 bobbyh64
6 2255 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 2295 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 3636 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 3663 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 1140 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 1670 Last Post 05/27/16 at 12:16:05
By: George Jempty
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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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By: Fllg
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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 1397 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
13 2883 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 1324 Last Post 11/06/15 at 20:17:18
By: George Jempty
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which line??
Hi all,
I have taken up 1...e5 as black.  2 knights vs Guico and Nf6 vs scotch and early d5 vs King's gambit.  However,
not sold on what to play vs Spanish.  Here is why:
1. Marshall ha...

Started 10/30/15 at 00:36:26 by Zatara
14 4334 Last Post 11/06/15 at 19:42:05
By: George Jempty
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New Ruy Lope book
Looking forward to the new Ruy Lopez book by Bologon! Heard from the grape vine it will cover the Breyer  Smiley

Started 05/18/15 at 21:39:01 by najdorfslayer
13 7395 Last Post 10/22/15 at 21:03:05
By: Seth_Xoma
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Active Ruy Lopez Repertoire for Black
Does anyone have any suggestions for an active Ruy Lopez repertoire for black? I've looked at a bunch of different lines but can't really decide on one. I want it to be somewhat active, sound, and avo...

Started 01/31/15 at 23:16:02 by bobbyh64
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21 11557 Last Post 04/06/15 at 16:53:17
By: CarriedbyGg
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Elementary Tactics
There are some openings where Black can play his third and fourth moves in any order. So there's the very common sequence 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. 0-0. It isn't possible to win a pa...

Started 04/04/15 at 05:43:56 by RdC
1 1624 Last Post 04/05/15 at 08:13:25
By: TN
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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)
12 6255 Last Post 02/19/15 at 00:27:45
By: an ordinary chessplayer
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Dreev: Cozio Defence
I got this ebook from Chess-Stars. It looks pretty nice! Unfortunately Dreev seems to misunderstand the concept of "Quick repertoire" - it never goes beyond move 5 or 6... I was hoping to have somethi...

Started 07/07/14 at 23:11:59 by gwnn
10 10011 Last Post 02/12/15 at 14:16:41
By: PANFR
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Most instrutive Ruy Lopez games
I recently upgraded my subscription acount to include e4 e5 section and I was wondering if anynone can recommend specific instruktive games to look at?
I already have a White repertour based in C...

Started 07/29/13 at 15:52:27 by bragesjo
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