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[A45] & Pseudo-Tromp [D00]
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70 777 Last Post 09/19/22 at 05:37:08
In: Re: Trompowsky Attack & L...
By: Wintermondnacht
Torre Attack [D03] [A46-48]

16 118 Last Post 09/01/18 at 19:59:26
In: Re: Terrible play... some...
By: Stigma
London  (1 Viewing)
London System 2 Nf3 & 3 Bf4, Neo-London System 2 Bf4 inc. Jobova-Prié Attack [A45-48, D00, D02]

94 936 Last Post 08/29/23 at 06:15:22
In: Re: New London book by Se...
By: an ordinary chessplayer
2 Nc3 [D01]

27 359 Last Post 05/03/21 at 08:30:07
In: Re: New Bertramisch Video...
By: Dink Heckler
Colle. Colle-Zukertort Attack & Anti-Colle [A47-8, D02, D04-05]

49 676 Last Post 06/30/24 at 09:34:22
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By: MartinC
BDG  (1 Viewing)
Blackmar-Diemer Gambit [D00]
Moderators: Bibs, CraigEvans
108 3989 Last Post 08/03/18 at 11:57:39
In: Re: c5 against the Blackm...
By: Gambit
Barry Attack & Vorotnikov-Kogan-Hebden Attack [D00]

7 107 Last Post 11/13/16 at 18:03:02
In: Re: Spectacular Game in t...
By: abrahampayton
d-Pawn Specials d-Pawn Specials
Tromp, Colle, London, Torre, Veresov, BDG, Barry etc. [A45-49 & D00-05] with IM Richard Palliser
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Jobrava london vs lines with bf5
Hi all,
For those jobrava london players out there, I feel like I do not get much vs lines with bf5. So let's say d4 d5, nc3 nf6, bf4 and for. I do the usual f3, and then push my pawns, eventuall...

Started 05/31/21 at 19:13:47 by Darthmambo
4 2308 Last Post 07/02/23 at 07:30:06
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What are the best defenses against d-Pawn specials
At the GM level, d-Pawn Specials are rare, so the best defenses against 1.d4 are the following (from best to worst):
Nimzo > Grunfeld = Semi-Slav = QGD = QID > QGA = ...Bf5 Slav = ...a6 Slav >> S...

Started 06/12/23 at 09:24:09 by Marc Benford
8 1224 Last Post 06/15/23 at 09:14:39
By: Kerangali
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White opening system: d4, Nf3, e3, c4
This thread is about the following White opening system: d4, Nf3, e3, c4, in some order.
Does this system have a name?
Do you have links to articles that speak about this system?
How go...

Started 05/29/23 at 05:36:38 by Marc Benford
2 663 Last Post 05/30/23 at 22:17:37
By: FreeRepublic
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1.d4 d5 2.h3 with the idea of Bc1-f4-h2. Kindle sample at amazon.
This probably belongs in the same category...

Started 02/13/23 at 01:34:03 by an ordinary chessplayer
4 781 Last Post 02/13/23 at 16:32:55
By: FreeRepublic
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In pseudo-Tromposwky 2. .. h6, how to handle 4.c4?
Hi all,
I'm studying Ntirlis's repertoire book Playing 1. d4 d5. In the short section on the pseudo-Trompowsky, he suggests: 1. d4 d5 2. Bg5 h6 3. Bh4 Nd7.
However, he does not even mention 4. c4....

Started 11/18/22 at 14:30:12 by tim
1 436 Last Post 11/18/22 at 16:35:10
By: an ordinary chessplayer
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New Qd3 Veresov Book
The Richter-Veresov Attack: Qd3 Variation
by Eric J. Fleischman
I'll be curious to see...

Started 09/13/22 at 14:12:08 by FizzySoda
8 2189 Last Post 09/28/22 at 18:16:55
By: Kerangali
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LT Rep: London System by GM Liem Quang Le (~ 2700)
I am very surprised that there is still no thread about this quite interesting repertoire 
suggested by a very strong player, which has been released by chessable recently. 
To be sure despi...

Started 10/17/21 at 13:36:03 by emary
2 1705 Last Post 10/17/21 at 16:41:14
By: emary
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Can anyone tell me where 1.d4 Nf6 2.Bf4 c5 3.d5 b5!? is recommended for Black.  My memory is so poor I can't remember even though I was recently looking at it.

Started 01/15/21 at 04:08:45 by Glenn Snow
5 2238 Last Post 01/15/21 at 06:00:29
By: TD
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The surprising Pawn Push variation.
I've been playing on Lichess recently and was surprised when playing Black against Stockfish I faced this move...1.d4 Nf6 2.d5?!
I doubt many people in here get this but for surprise value this o...

Started 09/02/20 at 17:07:42 by HagenWatch1
2 2244 Last Post 09/02/20 at 18:27:47
By: kylemeister
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1 Nf3, d4, b3
What would you call that opening? White plays c4 also

Started 05/16/20 at 22:51:04 by Heuristic
4 2611 Last Post 05/18/20 at 20:39:23
By: Heuristic
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The Raptor
Hi all, 
Well there's been some stuff out on the Raptor recently (chessable and ichess, and they both seem decent and give different ways to play it). I was wondering, is there a well know respon...

Started 12/19/19 at 14:51:29 by Mtal
3 2672 Last Post 03/28/20 at 02:27:51
By: scvchess
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New London DVD By GM Williams.
I see Chessbase has released a new London System DVD by GM Williams.
If anyone has this would be interested in his comments on the lines 1 d4 d5 2 Bf4 Bf5 and 1 d4 Nf6  2 Bf4 c5 as on his recent ...

Started 10/26/19 at 17:53:28 by MW
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19 12053 Last Post 11/21/19 at 15:23:45
By: robertjamesbobbyfischer
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d4 repertoire based on Burgess & Trompovsky?
Hi guys
I got interested into some 1.d4-lines for White and decided to try to switch to "Anti-Indian" d4-repertoire based on
d4 Nf6:
Trompowsky (I have Pert and Kindermann, will probabl...

Started 09/14/18 at 23:16:41 by pirc kid
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15 12512 Last Post 04/30/19 at 20:08:25
By: Mtal
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Pelletier DWD: Anti-Système de Londres
How crazy has deep opening preparation become, that this new DWD by Pelletier focusses on beating t...

Started 03/26/19 at 00:43:51 by Leon_Trotsky
3 3714 Last Post 04/02/19 at 23:15:43
By: Leon_Trotsky
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1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 b5!?
I have no idea where to put this, because I am even sure what this opening is called, but I saw this in the FIDE Women World Championskap and thought that it looked interesting to take advantage of th...

Started 04/25/15 at 21:20:24 by DenVerdsligeRejsende
8 8922 Last Post 07/04/17 at 05:43:36
By: ErictheRed
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KID/Grunfeld Fianchetto without c4
I couldn't find much coverage of the lines with 1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 g6 3.g3 (Bg7 4.Bg2 0-0 5.0-0 d6/d5) in the ChessPub Archives, except for a couple of games' analysis on the 6.a4 variation. I understand ...

Started 02/21/17 at 03:27:13 by TN
0 2746 Last Post 02/21/17 at 03:27:13
By: TN
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Trying to put a dpawn special rep together
Hi all,
I have played different dpawn specials in the past and have done ok with them in over the board play. Coming back to chess after a little layoff and also having some family obligations, I...

Started 02/12/14 at 15:12:29 by Mtal
9 11074 Last Post 12/10/16 at 09:14:07
By: StevenRusso
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Dealing with the Slav as a Colle Player
Hi all,
So I like to play the different Colle's and seem to do well with them, but the Slav always seemed a tough nut to crack. I was wondering if anyone could recommend a good book that explains...

Started 05/11/16 at 06:12:46 by Jsnow
2 4456 Last Post 05/11/16 at 19:30:25
By: Equinox
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Poll: How to beat the d-Pawn Specials: 1...Nf6 or 1...d5
Objectively speaking, which move is stronger for Black to thwart and defeat the d-Pawn Specials: 1...Nf6 or 1...d5 ?
In other words: Against which move are the d-Pawn Specials less effec...

Started 06/12/15 at 10:08:36 by Marc Benford
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18 19033 Last Post 01/16/16 at 21:26:40
By: Lauri Torni
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Barry vs Tarzan
Hi all, I was just wondering, is there a big difference between the Barry Attack when compared to the Tarzan Attack? Is the move order in the Tarzan a way to avoid some of the challenging lines in the...

Started 03/04/15 at 20:55:45 by Mtal
2 4806 Last Post 03/08/15 at 01:45:56
By: urusov
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