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The Yurtaev Variation
Last Saturday I played 1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 Bb5 a6 4 Ba4 Nf6 5 0-0 b5 6 Bb3 Bc5 as Black on board 2 of a French 1/2 final cup match. Our board one was Vlad Tkachiev, and after we finished our games we ...

Started 07/01/15 at 01:10:03 by GMTonyKosten
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By: TN
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System with 3 ... Bc5 4.c3 Nge7 is alive yet
I do not know if you know the phrase of 33 Chilean miners who were saved from dying buried in a mine: We are alive the 33!
Something similar I see by analogy in my chess madness with the survival...

Started 04/13/17 at 17:25:46 by MARCO
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Capablanca odyssey against 3 ... Bc5 4.c3 f5
We all know how strong Raul Capablanca was from 1910 onwards. Master Joseph Henry Blake won him in 1911 in London in a game of simultaneous with the following variant:
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 ...

Started 04/12/17 at 01:40:05 by MARCO
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By: kylemeister
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Best ...Bc5 line for Black?
Does anyone have an opinion about which ...Bc5 line in the Ruy Lopez is the best for black? Or at least one which gives good chances of getting a dynamic game? And are there good sources for them that...

Started 06/15/14 at 08:13:01 by bobbyh64
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By: Methodchess
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What do Archangel players play against 5.d3?
Since d3 is supposed to be the best line against the Archangel (1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O b5 6. Bb3 Bb7 7. d3), what do Archangel players play against 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 ...

Started 11/05/13 at 05:11:53 by bobbyh64
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By: Keano
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7.d3 in the Moller
Hi Chesspubbers:
Is there any consensus on how to handle the following try by White vs the Moller?
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 b5 6. Bb3 Bc5 7.d3
I know that ...Bb7, tran...

Started 03/08/13 at 18:04:51 by proustiskeen
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By: Benoniac
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6...Bc5 Archangel, alternative line
I've noticed that Tkachiev has played this line a few times as black:
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O b5 6. Bb3 Bc5 7. a4 Rb8 8. c3 O-O 9. axb5 axb5 10. d4 Bb6 11. dxe5 Ng4.
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Started 04/13/13 at 04:08:41 by bobbyh64
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By: gillbod
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Archangel Question
I recently have been playing the Archangel (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 b5 6.Bb3 Bb7) as Black. I recently lost a game that continued 7.d3 Bc5 8.Be3 and I don't see how Black can equalize...

Started 12/22/12 at 17:13:55 by Anonymous3
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By: bobbyh64
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Early Draw in Archangel
Is there a playable way for Black to avoid this early draw by White?
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O b5 6. Bb3 Bb7 7. c3 Nxe4 8. d4 exd4 9. Re1 d5 10. Ng5 Qf6 11. Nd2 Qxf2+ 12. Kh...

Started 11/12/12 at 08:49:08 by bobbyh64
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Books for Arkhangelsk Variation?
What are some books that cover the Arkhangelsk Variation of the Spanish?

Started 04/07/12 at 10:02:45 by Gilchrist is a legend
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By: Benoniac
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Cordel/Classical Defence 3...Bc5 - d3 v d4
I would like to find out about the idea behind overprotecting e4 with d3 in the Cordel defence. I hope it will spark some interesting discussion.
After 4.c3 Nf6 5. O-O O-O, the Chess Tempo databa...

Started 03/16/12 at 03:40:21 by Andrew McKechnie
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Opinions of Arkhangelsk DVD by Mikhalchishin
I'm thinking about picking this DVD up. What do people think of this DVD? Is it worth picking up or should I just stick to database?

Started 01/09/12 at 17:43:36 by Reverse
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Guide to the Tkachiev Ruy Lopez - Shirov
The variation against the Ruy Lopez presented in meticulous detail by Alexei Shirov (3...a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 b5 6.Bb3 Bc5) has so far had no recognised name and Shirov himself has named it after Vladis...

Started 06/04/10 at 11:33:47 by Mortal Games
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By: zen_learner
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e4 e5 Nf3 Nc6 Bb5 Bc5
I am looking for a good/new/surprising line in the Cordel-Defence! Are there any interesting topics to this opening?

Started 03/17/11 at 22:20:46 by nobibla
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By: MarkG
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Ruy Lopez, Morphy Defence, Graz Defence
1. e4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 b5 5.Bb3 Bc5
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So its like Norwegian but with 5...Bc5 instead of 5...Na5.
Question is what are the critical lines?
a) 6.Nxe5 looks interesting but loo...

Started 04/14/10 at 16:03:56 by joakimvitriol
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Arkhangelsk in Ruy Lopez
After 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O b5 6.Bb3 the move 6...Bb7 leads to the good old Arkhangelsk and 6...Bc5 is the Neo-Arkhangelsk. I have not seen anyone in top play 6...Bb7, everyone pl...

Started 08/17/09 at 08:52:24 by F22
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By: Schaakhamster
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7. h3 in the archangelsk
I had this played against me today:
1.. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O b5 6. Bb3 Bb7 7. h3
I thought for a bit, a decided to take on e4.  Play continued:
7. ... Nxe4 8. Qe...

Started 02/24/09 at 19:58:07 by edschillebeeckx
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By: GabrielGale
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Book "Archangel and New Archangel"
Hello friends!
What do you think about following book and opening line:
Krzysztof Panczyk: "Archangel and New Archangel",
Everyman Chess, Published July 2000 EU, US [ ISBN 9781857442601
Format Paperback,...

Started 08/24/08 at 20:26:32 by rossia
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By: CheckMate
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C78 Spanish -- duffer's question
Forgive my ignorance, but I'm unclear about a very elementary point in the currently popular line 4 ...Nf6 5 0-0 b5 6 Bb3 Bc5, and I'm wondering if someone can enlighten me -- the ChessPub coverage, t...

Started 03/27/08 at 10:30:58 by Michael Ayton
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By: Michael Ayton
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Ruy Lopez-Archangel
This is an aggressive and uncompromising line(1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O b5 6. Bb3 Bb7)
Is this why Gms do not that play it that often or is the main line considered to be be...

Started 04/27/05 at 20:26:48 by Furey (Guest)
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