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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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1. e4 e5 - Non-Spanish 1. e4 e5 - Non-Spanish
Scotch, Petroff, King's Gambit, Vienna etc. [C20-59] with GM Victor Mikhalevski
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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
11 4991 Last Post 02/12/11 at 15:13:47
By: SWJediknight
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1...e5 has destroyed my chess career
Hey Everyone,
Well, after five+ years of playing the French (and Caro now and then), I decided to really commit to  1...e5.  I've gotten some good advice from all of you, but in the last two mont...

Started 08/30/08 at 02:29:20 by smrex13
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31 15031 Last Post 10/17/08 at 00:53:08
By: MNb
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New, new 1....e5 book by Marin (2nd Edition)
I wonder if the publisher would be prepared to share more on the contents of this additional 80 pages.

Started 01/18/08 at 19:23:26 by Antillian
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30 13795 Last Post 05/16/08 at 08:43:58
By: Keano
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Who do you agree with the most?
Vote for who you agree with the most in the post Beating The Open Games 2nd Edition.

Started 08/02/08 at 02:06:41 by Anonymous (Ex Member)
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26 9230 Last Post 08/06/08 at 02:30:42
By: blueguitar322
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Poll: C20-C99: Switching to e4
I am thinking of switching after nearly 30 years from d4/c4 to e4. The idea is to play something different but to keep a mix between positionnal and aggressive.
What would you recommend I could s...

Started 06/18/10 at 11:43:54 by thibdb13
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78 23427 Last Post 06/25/10 at 20:12:40
By: SWJediknight
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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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GM Nigel Davies is taking over
GM Nigel Davies will be taking over the 1 e4 e5 site and this discussion board shortly. Stay tuned for his January update.

Started 01/29/03 at 17:44:50 by yaltmax
1 3116 Last Post 01/30/03 at 05:51:32
By: GMNigelDavies
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Welcome to the 1 e4 e5 Forum
Welcome to the 1 e4 e5 Forum
Dear Readers,
Welcome to the 1 e4 e5 section of our Forum at Please feel free to use this area of the Forum as a place where you can enjoy p...

Started 01/06/03 at 14:39:49 by GMPaulMotwani (Ex Member)
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By: GMPaulMotwani - Ex Member
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Last update from GM Paul Motwani
GM Paul Motwani's final 1 e4 e5 update, and 4 updated eBooks, have just been posted at
We are sad to see him go but GM Paul Motw...

Started 01/19/03 at 21:44:51 by yaltmax
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By: yaltmax
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Is the Urosov refuted?
Today I received the analysis of my correspondence ICCF chessfriend Marco Bulgarini where he has a convincing triumph in a correspondence game with other good player playing with the black side the Ur...

Started 02/17/03 at 17:17:47 by Fratenben
1 4375 Last Post 04/20/03 at 00:17:54
By: Bilbo Baggins
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e5 repertoire
Hi everyone!
As I am changing my repertoire against e4, I am hesitating between a lot of lines. For instance, I would like to play e5, but I find (well, I think!) that in a few lines (like the go...

Started 05/06/03 at 17:32:33 by FRED (Guest)
5 4865 Last Post 07/18/03 at 09:17:34
By: Not a GM yet (Guest)
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Ponziani / Goering Gambit
I would like some help with the following line.
1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 c3 Nf6 4 d4 exd4 5 e5 Nd5!? and here I think 6 cxd4 is best. I think Black has two reasonable answers 6...Bb4+ and 6...d6 7 Bb5...

Started 02/22/03 at 22:24:29 by Keith Hayward (Guest)
4 5125 Last Post 08/21/03 at 10:53:09
By: Matthew Malicki (Guest)
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GM Nigel Davies's first 1 e4 e5 update, and 3 updated eBooks, have just been posted at

Started 02/06/03 at 02:29:08 by yaltmax
7 4252 Last Post 08/22/03 at 08:33:41
By: yaltmax
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Morra Gambit against 1...e
I want to play this line:
1.e4 e5
2.d4 exd4
3.c3 dxc3
How good is it against 1500-2000 opposition, my playing style i maniacal, tactical and "sacrefice all my pieces" b...

Started 07/23/03 at 18:03:57 by OddvarRaugstad
6 4180 Last Post 12/21/03 at 17:23:52
By: M.Nieuweboer (Guest)
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Paul Motwani
When Nigel Davies took over it was mentioned it was due to Paul Motwani's health problems.  Does anyone know how he is doing now?  I've really enjoyed his past work (I think I have all of his books.) ...

Started 02/23/04 at 04:59:14 by Glenn Snow
0 1884 Last Post 02/22/04 at 23:59:14
By: Glenn Snow
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Latvian Nimzo Var.
1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 f5 3 Nxe5 Qf6 4 d4 d6 5 Nc4 fxe4 6 Ne3!?
What is wrong with this move?!
In his world-renowned book, My System, Nimzowitsch writes : "Against this move speak (1) tradition, whic...

Started 03/03/04 at 21:13:49 by nexirae
3 2764 Last Post 03/04/04 at 13:01:42
By: CraigEvans
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Danish Qe7
I wish every reader a pleasant chessyear.
In the category Daring Defenses against 1.d4 Craig
Evans asked about 1.e4 e5 2.d4 exd4 3.c3 Qe7.
I have played the Danish for 15 years or so, b...

Started 01/01/04 at 22:08:36 by M.Nieuweboer (Guest)
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By: alumbrado
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Question for Nigel
I was wondering if you'd be kind enough to take a quick look at a post i made in the 'd pawn specials' forum.  I need advice working your new Veresov book into my repetoire.

Started 05/17/04 at 06:46:38 by FusterCluck
2 2307 Last Post 05/19/04 at 15:21:56
By: whitecraw
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Fun opening
This suggestion is intended more for  blitz or skittles use.  Although I suppose it could be used as an occoasional surprise weapon.  I'm sure most of you follow Tim McGrew's Chesscafe article about G...

Started 06/30/04 at 12:01:19 by Glenn Snow
6 3625 Last Post 07/09/04 at 09:24:56
By: Glenn Snow
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i don't really like playing the petroff with white but i like the scotch.  so is 2.d4 after 1.e4 e5 a good way to reach the scotch? if i'm not wrong, Seirawan mentioned something of this sort some tim...

Started 07/19/04 at 13:44:32 by ILS
13 5103 Last Post 07/27/04 at 09:28:40
By: MNb
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