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The Monkey's Bum
   There seems to be a lot of confusion over this wonderful system. The original Monkey's Bum originated in Streatham,London,England and was developed by memebers of that club during the 1970's and re...

Started 01/10/03 at 07:46:44 by IMAndrewMartin
8 4184 Last Post 08/29/08 at 23:02:21
By: dragonmaster
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Modern or pirc
Hi all,
I believe the modern to be a good transpositional device.  However, when should I transpose from the modern to the pirc.  For example if someone plays the austrian attack black should pro...

Started 08/23/08 at 04:51:38 by Zatara
6 2316 Last Post 08/25/08 at 11:40:13
By: e4d6
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Fianchetto system vs Modern defence?
I recently started playing 1d4 as an alternative to 1c4.  Against 1..g6/d6 I usually try to to transpose into the fianchetto variation of the Pirc. I like the positions in this variation.

Started 07/29/08 at 20:36:24 by Caledonian
8 2868 Last Post 07/31/08 at 20:07:54
By: Michael Ayton
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Modern -- Averbakh line with ..Ne5
I recently bought the McDonald and Speelman book on the Modern.  In his introductory remarks on the Averbakh, Speelman gives a preview of the included games.  He mentions the line 1.d4 g6 2.c4 d6 3.e4...

Started 02/28/08 at 03:47:00 by LeeRoth
1 945 Last Post 02/28/08 at 15:41:49
By: parisestmagique
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Modern/Benko Hybrid!?
If White plays against the modern with c4, black is more likely forced to play a KID ...
but ...
e4 g6 d4 Bg7 c4 d6 Nc3 a6!? Nf3 Nd7 Be2 c5 d5 b5 and we have a Benko ... Smiley
problem is ...

Started 10/03/07 at 09:03:05 by Deepthought (Ex Member)
1 1003 Last Post 10/03/07 at 21:58:21
By: MNb
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Modern defence book
Hi everybody,
I want to learn the modern. What is the best book about the modern?

Started 07/29/07 at 12:10:49 by Karadas
3 1406 Last Post 07/29/07 at 18:45:56
By: alumbrado
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Why players of Modern Defence don't like KID ?
1 e4 g6
2 d4 Bg7
I always play 3 c4 , in order to get a KID , rather than a Pirc
But I was unsuccessful : none was willing to play a "regular" KID
One played an obscure va...

Started 01/21/07 at 18:39:56 by photophore
5 1998 Last Post 04/26/07 at 22:21:03
By: MNb
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Name of this line?
Hi all,
I wish u all a good new year 2007 !
I have several Questions about the following line:
1.e4-g6 2.d4-Bg7 3.c4-d6 4.Nc3-Nc6 5.d5-Nd4 6.Be3-c5 7. Nge2
1.) Does this line has ...

Started 12/31/06 at 15:38:29 by Der Stratege
3 1184 Last Post 01/04/07 at 22:19:41
By: Willempie
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Modern Defence, 3 Nc3 d6 4 f4 Nc6!?
I was browsing through Carpathian Warrior yesterday at the Durham Congress bookstall, and my eye fell on the page discussing 3 Nc3 d6 4 f4 Nc6!? in the Modern. I'd always thought this was inferior be...

Started 04/10/06 at 23:35:44 by Michael Ayton
9 4680 Last Post 12/29/06 at 10:19:47
By: Alesab
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Avoiding the King's Indian in the Modern (3.c4)
Hello everybody.
As I'm playing a lot of email chess at the moment, I'm having to think about how to play with Black against lower-rated players. My normal lines, commencing 1.e4 e5, 1.d4 d5, are...

Started 11/03/06 at 11:02:12 by Justinhorton
3 1532 Last Post 12/19/06 at 09:00:33
By: photophore
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White system against the Pirc/Modern/Gurgenidze?
Hi all!
I have visited the site before as a guest many times & received some good advice as well. However, this is difficult:
a. Me & a friend (both attacking & a bit tactical, though rather all-round c...

Started 10/26/06 at 15:34:23 by chk
11 4520 Last Post 11/02/06 at 07:58:03
By: chk
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Modern Defence 3 Nc3 d6 4 Be3 c6 5 f4 b5
I've stared long and hard at the position after 1 e4 g6 2 d4 Bg7 3 Nc3 d6 4 Be3 c6 5 f4!? b5!?, but don't really feel I've grasped what's going on. Can anyone advise me on best play/strategy for both ...

Started 08/29/06 at 01:14:28 by Michael Ayton
5 2355 Last Post 09/06/06 at 04:06:22
By: MNb
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Modern Defence 4 f4 Nc6!?
I wonder if someone with a copy of Carpathian Warrior can help me. I recall it discusses the Modern line 3 Nc3 d6 4 f4 Nc6!? 5 Bb5!? a6 6 Bc6 bc 7 Nf3 Nf6 8 0-0 0-0 9 Qe1, and gives a variation (based...

Started 08/29/06 at 00:56:10 by Michael Ayton
2 1203 Last Post 08/29/06 at 22:59:00
By: Michael Ayton
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Austrian Attack with ...c6
In a recent update, Andy Martin mentioned that there were some unanswered questions in the line 1.e4 g6 2.d4 d6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.f4 c6 5.Nf3 but a quick database search reveals that White is winning game a...

Started 07/23/06 at 22:00:35 by roastednuts
0 780 Last Post 07/23/06 at 22:00:34
By: roastednuts
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The Hippopotamus Rises?
Batsford seems to publish more books on offbeat openings lately.

Started 11/17/05 at 05:32:39 by Alias
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21 10954 Last Post 04/29/06 at 06:04:00
By: MNb
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I was interested to see that Bareev pulled out a Modern in a must-win game against Bruzon at the knockout tournament.  I suppose it promises the kinds of imbalances that Black needs in order to fight ...

Started 12/04/05 at 10:25:11 by HgMan
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33 9399 Last Post 04/28/06 at 02:47:59
By: MNb
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Combined Anti-Pirc/Anti-Modern/Anti-Gurgenidze
Since I more or less already started a thread on this topic, I apologize for opening a new one; but since the material I obtained is beyond the scope of the previous thread, I hope this thread to be m...

Started 03/22/06 at 07:33:55 by IM Christoph Wisnewski
12 13043 Last Post 03/23/06 at 23:39:17
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Modern, Gurgenidze systems
Nowadays there are, it seems, no fewer than four Gurgenidze systems Black can play via the Modern! What do people think of the soundness and relative merits of these, esp. Azmaiparashvili's system? Be...

Started 01/15/05 at 08:37:08 by Michael Ayton
10 8814 Last Post 03/21/06 at 08:35:07
By: IM Christoph Wisnewski
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I 'm rather interested in this closely realted complex of defenses. To date there are various books on the Pirc, Tiger's Modern, & the new Hippo book. I'M wondering if there is anyone out there that i...

Started 03/01/06 at 23:43:57 by SEAN(Guest) (Guest)
1 1031 Last Post 03/02/06 at 07:41:41
By: Viking
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Anti-Gurgenidze Variation
Hello all,
I wondered if anybody knows about a variation a clubmate recently played in one of his games.
The game went 1.e4 g6 2.d4 Bg7 3.Nc3 c6 4.Bc4!? - While this move is quite obvious (p...

Started 01/24/06 at 14:38:23 by IM Christoph Wisnewski
4 1874 Last Post 01/26/06 at 22:04:19
By: WilhelmHH
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