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C55: Max Lange Gambit 10.Nd2 instead of 10.Na3
All the resources on the following line consider 10.Na3 best
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.0-0 Nf6 5.d4 Bxd4 6.Nxd4 Nxd4 7.f4 d6 8.fxe5 dxe5 9.Bg5 Qe7 10.Na3
I have yet to find anything tha...

Started 02/02/14 at 11:15:08 by kevinfat
5 3187 Last Post 02/13/14 at 22:15:25
By: chandrashekharkoravi
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C54: Giuoco Piano problems
Hello Chess friends
I am starting this topic with my game against a strong master..I lost the game badly...So can you please suggest some improvement on my game...The time limit was 1+1 so there ...

Started 12/03/13 at 19:27:53 by chandrashekharkoravi
1 1879 Last Post 12/03/13 at 19:34:16
By: chandrashekharkoravi
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C51: Evans Gambit Declined
From what I've read online, the Evans Gambit is a respectable opening (a good reason to play the Two Knights), and that declining the gambit with 4...Bb6 is less correct than accepting it with 4...Bxb...

Started 11/08/13 at 06:19:12 by EDogg (Ex Member)
1 2465 Last Post 11/09/13 at 09:33:23
By: Fllg
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C50: Guiocco with early Be3
I would like to call the attention of those interested in the theory of the Guiocco to the importance of White's early Be3.  This idea was played a great deal in the 1880s and 90s.  Notwithstaning tha...

Started 04/23/13 at 13:20:18 by Markovich
13 4353 Last Post 08/18/13 at 08:46:35
By: chandrashekharkoravi
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C51: Is the Evans Declined equal or =/+?
A key improvement for Black in the Evans Declined means that White has no realistic way to achieve a plus. Since the Guioco is so drawish, it is looking dismal for the 4.Bc4 player.
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3...

Started 08/12/13 at 16:09:46 by sloughter
6 3040 Last Post 08/13/13 at 22:04:47
By: fling
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C54: Kaufman's Italian Game Analysis
Larry Kaufman has Black playing into the line 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.c3 Nf6 5.d4 exd4 6.cxd4 Bb4+ 7.Bd2 in his new book "The Kaufman Repertoire for Black and White". However, he has this line l...

Started 05/22/12 at 08:08:24 by Anonymous3
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22 11714 Last Post 08/13/13 at 07:21:45
By: chandrashekharkoravi
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C54: Giuoco Pianissimo & Marin
I have been devoting some time to a study of this system, and I have discovered that a major defect of Mariin's "Beating the Open Games" (Vol 1) is that he fails to treat possibilities that do not inc...

Started 03/26/13 at 20:29:32 by Markovich
3 2635 Last Post 03/27/13 at 18:50:25
By: Pantu
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C54: Modern Italian Sideline
After 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.c3 Nf6 5.d3 0-0 6.0-0 d6 7.Bb3, the move 7...Ne7 looks logical to reroute the knight with ...Ng6, but there aren't a lot of games with this line. Is this because of...

Started 09/25/12 at 14:32:32 by TN
4 2454 Last Post 11/01/12 at 20:30:53
By: Arnaudov
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C52: Subtle improvement in the Evans Gambit
4.b4 Bxb4 5.c3 Ba5 6.d4 d6 7.O-O Bb6 8.dxe5 Nxe5 9.Qxd8ch Nxd8 10.Nxe5 Be6 11.Bb3! & Now if Black plays Bxb3 White straightens out his pawn structure and has the c4 square for his Knight.
On the...

Started 08/01/12 at 01:14:34 by sloughter
7 3173 Last Post 08/02/12 at 03:02:44
By: Markovich
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C55: Two Knights Defence: 4th Move Alternatives
Hello i am intersted in the following variation: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bc4 Nxe4.
From games ive played over it appears its mostly a opening that white uses at club levels, though i have f...

Started 05/18/12 at 11:31:01 by ChessWizard
7 2921 Last Post 05/19/12 at 17:07:20
By: kylemeister
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C51, C55: The Giuoco Piano How Winning Try
My correspondence chessfriend Marco Bulgarini suggest me that try to play the Giuoco Piano how a different manner than the traditional and he has interesting ideas about how do it  
Basically you...

Started 02/17/03 at 13:26:36 by Fratenben
6 4445 Last Post 05/10/12 at 08:45:58
By: PANFR
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C51: Evans Countergambit
Hi friends,
browsing through Yearbook 100 I stumbled over an article about the Evans Gambit. Within the article a very interesting variation is mentioned:
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.b4!? ...

Started 09/23/11 at 13:41:48 by Matemax
4 2007 Last Post 03/19/12 at 14:48:28
By: BabySnake
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C54: What is the idea of Italian's Ba7?
Like this for example 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.c3 Nf6 5.d3 a6 6.Bb3 d6 7.0-0 Ba7

Started 02/15/12 at 21:49:21 by Tanaha
11 3030 Last Post 02/25/12 at 15:33:42
By: Matemax
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C55: Two knights: Bc4 & d3
I have come up with a new line in this established variation as early as on move 7. It goes as follows: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.d3 h6 5.0-0 d6 6.c3 g6 7.d4 Nd7!?
The purpose is obviously to...

Started 01/16/12 at 14:51:35 by NeverGiveUp
10 2686 Last Post 01/18/12 at 11:43:41
By: Markovich
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C50: Advantage without risk against Rousseau?
Hi,
1.e4 e5
2.Nf3 Nc6
3.Bc4 f5
What do you recommend to get += , and to limit Black attacking chances?
I do not want lines with heavy tactics Smiley
Edited:
2...Nf6 was originally written ~SF 12/02/2011

Started 01/10/08 at 14:25:20 by Dzambus
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By: CraigEvans
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C55: Need Help in the Two Knights Defense
I have a question in the Two Knights (by Transposition).
Last night, I was Black in the following:
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.O-O Nf6 5.d4 exd4.
Thus far, this follows every that Mar...

Started 07/27/11 at 12:13:03 by DieHardMetsFan
13 2628 Last Post 08/15/11 at 05:28:19
By: MNb
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C51-C52: Evans Gambit maybe better than thought?
Gustafsson is an expert on 1.e4 e5, but still he was beaten like that ...
I always thought the Evans Gambit is an underestimated opening.
Does anyone play Evans Gambit? What do you think are...

Started 06/01/11 at 11:13:33 by cynima
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45 15182 Last Post 06/26/11 at 12:57:57
By: MNb
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C55: 4. Nc3 in Two Knights Defense
A lot of lower rateds play 4. Nc3 in the Two Knights Defense (1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. Nc3).
Twice recently, I've responded with the old pawn fork trick - 4. ... Nxe4 5. Nxe4 d5, which ...

Started 04/25/11 at 16:09:45 by Fromper
11 3452 Last Post 04/25/11 at 22:27:49
By: Fromper
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C55: Italian Game question
After 1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 Bc4 Bc5 4 0-0 Nf6 5 d4, Larry Kaufman in his book The Chess Advantage in Black and White says that this is a dubious gambit and recommends 5...Bxd4. However, Mihail Marin in ...

Started 11/21/07 at 22:03:40 by Anonymous (Ex Member)
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38 13036 Last Post 04/05/11 at 08:15:03
By: kevinfat
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Poll: C50-C59: Repertoire based on the Max Lange Attack?
I'm trying to figure out a repertoire based around the Max Lange Attack. This is what I have so far:
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Ng5
Could play d4 and try to get a max lange attack but I'd...

Started 02/26/11 at 07:11:36 by kevinfat
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