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Scotch Game [C45], Scotch Gambit [C44] & Scotch Four Knights [C47]
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Two Knights Defence inc. Wilkes-Barre Variation [C56-C59]
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Italian Game 3 Bc4, Evans Gambit, Giuoco Piano, Bishop's Opening, Max Lange Attack [C50-55]
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Four Knights inc. Rubinstein's line, Belgrade Gambit, Glek's 4 g3, Three Knights [C46-49]
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Petroff/Russian Defence [C42-43]
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Philidor's Defence, Hanham, 3...exd4 & 3...f5 [C41]
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Vienna Game inc. Hamppe-Allgaier Gambit, Frankenstein-Dracula Variation [C25-29]
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Scotch, Petroff, King's Gambit, Vienna etc. [C20-59] with GM Victor Mikhalevski
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C44: Universal Weapon vs. Goring and Ponziani
So 2008's "Dangerous Weapons: 1. e4 e5" proposes a universal line against the Goring and Ponziani which helps cut down the studying, but I think they've left something out that's more of a weapon for ...

Started 04/16/12 at 11:32:50 by George Jempty
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By: George Jempty
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C20-C59: Beating 1.e4 e5 by Emms
New book on Everyman in June. Haven't seen it discussed here. Content, intro and extract at

Started 05/19/10 at 06:35:16 by Alias
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By: Arnaudov
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Emms 'Play the Open Games as Black'
Does anyone else think that this is due a second edition
For me it is the best 1.e4 e5 Black repertiore book of its kind even though it is over 10yrs old!

Started 01/02/12 at 10:44:52 by najdorfslayer
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By: TopNotch
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C40: New move in the Latvian
Well, just when you think carthage is destroyed, it rises again!
I faced this new move over the board and could not get the overwelming advantage I am used to in these lines.
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 f...

Started 12/28/09 at 15:30:33 by Conquistador
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C50-C59: Two Knights defense or Italian?
In the line 1.e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 I am tying to decide between 3...Nf6 or 3...Bc5. Which one do you prefer or which one is better? Does black have better chance in any of them?

Started 10/22/11 at 03:38:52 by Pingudon
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C40-C59: What to face? Evans Gambit or 2 Knights?
What do you prefer to face? The romantic (dramatic) Evans Gambit or the Main Line Two Knights with that 4.Ng5 variation? I know that in The Two Knights black is supposed to be attacking for a pawn def...

Started 12/27/11 at 01:41:46 by Pingudon
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By: Daniel
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C21: Suggestions for learning the Danish Gambit?
I know there is a book for the Danish Gambit called Danish Dynamite - but I read the report that Silman gave  of the book - he described it more as a tome, rather than a book that gives introductory t...

Started 11/09/09 at 19:43:12 by BirdBrain
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By: Shadow
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B00-C99 ¿Good opening book to study 1.e4?
Hello all,
I play chess long ago. However, after starting with 1.e4, I changed very early to the close openings. Now, with a larger chess knowledge (around 2050 Fide Elo) I would like to take up ...

Started 07/14/11 at 11:53:51 by fairchess
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By: Daniel
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C44: Goring Gambit
I recently picked up the Ken Smith book on the goring and was wondering if it is worth the read and how the opening is doing in modern tournament.  I would definetly be interested in playing it becaus...

Started 07/26/11 at 21:57:48 by walkingterrapin
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By: walkingterrapin
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C44: Refutation of Aagaard's 8 Nd2(!) Ponziani
1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 c3 Nf6 4 d4 Nxe4 5 d5 Ne7 6 Nxe5 Ng6 7 Nxg6 hxg6 8 Nd2! GM Tony Kosten analyzed this move in his June 2007 Chesspub. update. The move might not look like anything special at first ...

Started 05/06/11 at 08:59:02 by Anonymous3
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By: Markovich
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Gustafsson's Open Games DVD
I'm considering purchasing Jan Gustafsson's DVD 'Black Repertoire against 1.e4 Vol. 2: Open Games'.  Does anybody have it, and if so, what do you think of it, and could you give me an idea of what sor...

Started 12/20/10 at 19:13:43 by WillT
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C21: Danish/Goring double pawn sacrifice, 8.0-0!?
This continues on from a quick exchange in one of the numerous Blackmar-Diemer threads.
The line in question is 1.e4 e5 2.d4 exd4 3.c3 dxc3 4.Bc4 cxb2 5.Bxb2 Nc6 6.Nf3 Bb4+ 7.Nc3 Nf6 (or 3.Nf3 Nc...

Started 04/13/11 at 17:35:14 by SWJediknight
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By: MNb
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Grandmaster Repertoire
I am not sure where I should put this, but as some of you have asked about this project in the Marin BTOG discussions, I put it here. I hope it is not imprudent.

Started 08/11/08 at 15:30:04 by Jacob Aagaard
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By: Jay
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Paul Keres' works; various 1.e4 repetoire ideas
"Keres books were seriously flawed, even for their time".
I do not agree. In fact Keres orginal open games books - I mean the 1952 2 volume edition - were ground breaking.
We had ...

Started 03/04/11 at 08:03:09 by micawber
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By: MNb
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C44: ...d6 vs. the Italian and the Scotch Gambit
I started playing 3...d6 vs. the Italian after seeing that game of Alekhine's in Paris in the book "Take My Rooks".  I realize its not as topical as the other normal moves but it has served me pretty ...

Started 02/12/11 at 02:13:28 by George Jempty
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C20: 1. e4 e5 2. Qh5
I used to play this when I was very young.  I played it as a joke against my friend recently and he said it loses by force.  I'm pretty sure it's bad but I don't think it loses by force and it would b...

Started 05/12/10 at 23:03:08 by vasilicus
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By: Jupp53
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C22: 4. Qc4 and 5. a3?! in the Center Game
Last year I "discovered" this way of playing the Center Game: 1. e4 e5  2. d4 exd4  3. Qxd4 Nc6  4. Qc4 Nf6  5. a3?!, preparing Nc3 to clamp down on ...d5 without allowing Black to play ...Bb4.  In re...

Started 02/11/11 at 02:06:00 by George Jempty
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Game Collection
Hi, I am looking to play 1.e5 and am looking for a good complete game collection to read.  I enjoyed Zurich 1953 with the light annotations and explanitory prose.  Is there something similar with mode...

Started 02/09/11 at 03:00:02 by buno382
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By: Charles Allen
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SO: The Open Games
I noticed the thread here on Davies' old ...e5 book and was surprised not to see any mention of Glenn Flear's upcoming Starting Out book on The Open Games.  Despite not being a repertoire book it come...

Started 04/13/10 at 19:37:12 by slates
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By: Alias
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Marie Sebag Les ouvertures contre 1.e4
This new DVD is a repertoire with 1...e5 in the  Ruy Lopez Marshall Gambit, exchange variation, Scotch etc, (5h13m).
I do not know if it is in french or english, but with recent books on the Mar...

Started 07/21/09 at 14:00:19 by Mortal Games
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