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Grünfeld Defence [D70-D99]
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Dutch  (4 Viewing)
Dutch Defence [A80-A99]
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Benko Gambit [A57-A59]
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By: an ordinary chessplayer
Budapest Gambit 3...Ng4 & Fajarowicz 3...Ne4 [A51-52]
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English Defence
English Defence
Lines with ...b6: English Defence [A40 & A50], Owen's Defence [B00]
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By: BenkoFan
Albin Counter Gambit [D08-09]
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Grünfeld, Dutch, Benko, etc. [A40, A50-2, A57-9, A80-99, B00, D08-9, D70-99 & E10] with GM Glenn Flear
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1.d4 - Beat the Guerrillas?
Does anyone know when this book is coming out? says December 16, but (the publisher) says October 1. I ordered it from Chess Direct, they have October too, presumably di...

Started 10/08/11 at 20:40:21 by gwnn
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By: proustiskeen
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Shankland 1.d4 Sidelines
Hey i was interested in this chessable course. Does anybody know what Lines hes recommending (especially in the Benko)?

Started 10/10/20 at 15:34:13 by mxstoe
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By: Stigma
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Modern vs d4?
Hi all,
I was wondering, is the modern a good try vs say d4 and c4, or other queen pawn openings? I guess as black you could probably play either a dinzi indian or an Averbach  (or maybe some ki...

Started 06/14/20 at 04:45:07 by Mtal
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By: ErictheRed
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Hi all, I been thinking of giving the English defence a try. Can anyone reconmend a good place to start? Also how does everyone feel about it? Is it a good defence? Thanks.

Started 06/07/20 at 01:43:40 by Mtal
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By: TD
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Current state of Dzindzishchashchwili-Indian

This is the starting position of the Dzindzishchashchwili-Indian. I do not think that there have been a famous book, besides some electronic pr...

Started 12/18/19 at 00:23:53 by Leon_Trotsky
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By: TopNotch
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Uberdeker Defence
My fighting defence is akin to the following : Nimzo/Bogo/Q's Indians, Two-Knights' Indian,  English Defence, 1. d4 Ktc6 (don't know the name of this one), but I have reasons to prefer it above all th...

Started 03/15/06 at 17:58:37 by Uberdeker(Guest) (Guest)
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65 52482 Last Post 02/26/20 at 09:42:41
By: gillbod
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Early h4 Grunfeld
I was wondering if is there any (fairly complete) coverage in recent books of the 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.h4!? Grunfeld, or the 4.Nf3 Bg7 5.h4!? line? I mean, not from Black's point of view in a r...

Started 01/20/20 at 20:38:04 by grandpatzer
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By: semper_fidelis
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Cheparinow's 1. d4 Vol. 1
By Iwan Cheparinow, Thinker's Publishing book again.
Apparently this is the 1th Volume, covering 3. f3 a...

Started 12/04/19 at 08:25:14 by Leon_Trotsky
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By: Leon_Trotsky
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Modernised Dutch by Demuth
Another Thinkers Publishing book:
It says that will publish in August 2019. My guess is Leningrad with 7...c6 (...

Started 07/25/19 at 23:42:45 by Leon_Trotsky
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20 8341 Last Post 10/01/19 at 11:32:48
By: brabo
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The Elshad system
There's a new book (well I'll venture to guess it's the first ever book) on
1. d4 c6
2. c4 d6
3. e4 Nd7
4. Nc3 h6
5. f4 g5
Called "The Elshad System" by Igor Nemtsev. Has...

Started 06/08/17 at 15:08:22 by gwnn
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By: motörhead
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Safest Grünfeld Reloaded by Delchew
Looks like end of July, Delchew updates his book based on his 2011 Grünfeld book.
I wonder if he choose...

Started 06/21/19 at 07:00:44 by Leon_Trotsky
5 3091 Last Post 09/01/19 at 19:37:06
By: JFugre
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Dutch vs Reti and English
Hi all, I was looking for some book recommendations showing how to play the dutch vs the Teri or English. I do not mind the system (Lenengrad, Classical, etc...) As black. Just looking for something t...

Started 07/07/19 at 02:52:22 by Mtal
7 2863 Last Post 07/18/19 at 05:47:48
By: BigTy
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Books about 1.d4 d6 2.c4 e5?
Are there any good books about the opening 1.d4 d6 2.c4 e5, from either side? It seems to me that recently most 1.d4 repertoire books advocate 2.e4 for White after 1...d6, avoiding the 2.c4 e5 move or...

Started 02/25/19 at 16:21:04 by grandpatzer
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By: mn
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Gambit Killer by Salgado Lopez
Anyone can write a short review of Gambit Killer by Salgado Lopez (Thinkers Publishing), aimed at defeating the most popular Black Gambits vs 1.d4?

Started 08/03/18 at 19:43:46 by grandpatzer
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34 16628 Last Post 03/17/19 at 21:55:57
By: Bibs
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Something vs the dutch?
I kinda have a chess rival lol (well he is one of my busdoes,who actually goes out of his way to prepare for me). I like to surprise him as white vs his dutch. Any recommendations? Maybe something off...

Started 12/13/18 at 16:12:59 by Mtal
11 4507 Last Post 02/26/19 at 16:32:14
By: brabo
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Coverage of the Blumenfeld
Is the Blumenfeld treated here? I am referring to
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 c5 4.d5 b5

Started 05/06/04 at 17:22:49 by Fernando Semprun
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By: urusov
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Stone wall or classical dutch?
Hi all, just wondering, for my dutch players out there, so you prefer the stone wall or classical and why? I used to play the stone wall but been trying the classical for a little bit and do not know ...

Started 07/09/18 at 04:12:15 by Mtal
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By: RoleyPoley
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I was pretty sure that there was a thread on the Blumenfeld already, but I can't find it, so perhaps we could start a new one.  I remember buying a small Trends volume on the Blumenfeld many years ago...

Started 03/26/06 at 15:11:27 by HgMan
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By: HgMan
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1.e4 Nc6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 (Nimzovich Defence)
      The 3...dxe4 variation of the Nimzovich has gotten a lot of bad press recently and was hoping to have a discussion of it to see if this was truly deserved.  I still think 3...e6 is a decent move...

Started 04/06/11 at 23:44:03 by Glenn Snow
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By: an ordinary chessplayer
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Old Indian, classical setup
Hi, my apologies is this is not the right forum for this opening. Is there good book on the Old Indian with the classical setup (Nbd7, Be7,etc.), that is to say without ...e4 or ...Bf5? As an e4 e5 pl...

Started 10/08/16 at 14:55:02 by nocteus
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