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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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System against Danish, Goering, and Ponziani!
OK, here's where I am coming from: I am planning to put some work into the Ruy Lopez, so I can have a reliable complement to the Sicilian and expand my chess horizons as well. (Also from a pragmatic p...

Started 03/16/10 at 10:35:12 by ChevyBanginStyle
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C20-C59: Open Games - On the Way to Ruy Lopez
New year is starting with very good news! A Chess Stars book by Igor Lysyj and Roman Ovetchkin on open games.   Smiley

Started 01/12/12 at 09:56:37 by Mortal Games
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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