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Scotch, Petroff, King's Gambit, Vienna etc. [C20-59] with GM Victor Mikhalevski
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Black 1 e4 e5 repertoire books
I currently have Play 1 e4 e5! by Davies. How does this compare to the 2 books by Marin on e5?
What differences are there in repertoires recommended? Specifically, what does Marin give that diffe...

Started 05/02/09 at 19:17:56 by zwitter
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can one castle?
Hi all,
I am wondering about 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nc6 4.Bb5 Nd4 and 5.0-0  what do people think of this?  Is it equal in statue to the scotch???

Started 01/21/09 at 23:35:24 by Zatara
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Hi all,
which is the best gambit after 1.e4 e5?  Urusov, King's gambit, Evans Gambit or something else as white??

Started 08/31/10 at 04:17:37 by Zatara
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By: Zatara
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C44: Vienna/ g6 against 2 Knights Move order
Hello, everybody. I have a question regarding my intension to play g6 against 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3. I really like 3.g6 for black. Problem: I find that white can play Nc3 first. Now, Nc6 and Black c...

Started 08/24/10 at 07:52:54 by zakdayak
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By: urusov
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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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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
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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
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By: yaltmax
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Refutation of the Danish?
As discussed in the General Chess forum, Davies' recent gambit repertoire book, Gambiteer I, recommends the Danish Gambit.  While looking at his recommendations, I decided to see what Kaufman's repert...

Started 05/27/07 at 10:32:45 by X
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New book for white after 1.e4 e5
there will be a new repertoire book for white:
-so there will be also an answer against the Petroff?

Started 01/28/09 at 18:08:31 by wolfsblut
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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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By: kylemeister
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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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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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C20-C99: Practical 1 e4 e5 Questions
I'm rated about 2100 and I find myself playing in a lot of weekend swiss tournaments in which I am paired down the first three rounds and usually paired up the last two. As a result I generally switch...

Started 06/10/10 at 18:10:53 by varggrav
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New 1.e4 repertoire by Lakdawala
The tittle is "Opening Repertoire: 1 e4" and you can find more informations on everyman chess website.
from publisher :
"In this book, prolific chess author Cyrus Lakdawala recommends a repe...

Started 04/27/18 at 21:49:41 by TUKI
11 4904 Last Post 07/10/18 at 02:44:31
By: mn
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C20: 1.e4 e5 2.Ne2?!
I am interested in the line: 1.e4 e5 2.Ne2?!
It was quiet popular some 100 ago
It was many times played by Alapin
I saw, Ajechin (Alekhine) has played it once too!
In my ...

Started 01/13/05 at 08:36:27 by Trolletje (Guest)
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By: Stefan Buecker
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Repertoire Book by Davies
at I´ve seen the following announcement:
Play 1e4 e5 - A complete Repertoire for Black by Nigel Davies
Everyman Publishers, November 2005, 160 pages, 24 Euro
Maybe here is th...

Started 05/17/05 at 11:14:02 by tracke
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By: Paddy
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Sharp Black systems
Before asking my question, I would like to apologize for 2 things : First, my English, which might be bad, as I'm French. Secondely, I'm sure the question I'm going to ask has already been asked by ma...

Started 05/04/07 at 12:49:02 by Tournevyks
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By: MNb
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Ponziani sac
Hi, everybody!
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.c3 Nf6 4.d4 Nxe4 5.d5 Bc5 6.dxc6 Bxf2 7.Ke2
Is this playable for Black?

Started 05/31/15 at 19:32:40 by Toshak
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Latvian encounter
In a recent rapid tournament an FM surprised me with the Latvian gambit, caught off guard I responded with:
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 f5 3.Nxe5 Qf6 4.Nc4 fxe4 5.Nc3 Qg6 6.d3 Bb4 7.Bd2 Nf6 8.Nxe4 Bxd2+ 9....My opp

Started 04/14/09 at 07:04:48 by TopNotch
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Simple openings
I'm looking for a simple opening as white. I'm currently considering the Spanish 4-knights (1. e4 e5, 2. Nf3 Nc6, 3. Nc3 Nf6, 4. Bb5) scotch 4-knights (1. e4 e5, 2. Nf3 Nc6, 3. Nc3 Nf6, 4. d4 exd4, 5....

Started 03/29/06 at 20:16:09 by topher(Guest) (Guest)
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