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Pirc  (1 Viewing)
Pirc Defence [B07-09]
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By: Confused_by_Theory
Modern Defence 1...g6 [B06]
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90 1390 Last Post 01/27/23 at 00:24:04
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By: RosemarysBaby
Alekhine's Defence [B02-B05]
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By: lg
Scandinavian  (1 Viewing)
Scandinavian Defence/Centre Counter 1 e4 d5 [B01]
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By: Kerangali
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Caro, Pirc/Modern, Alekhine & Scandinavian [B01-19] with GM Daniel Fernandez
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More on 3. h3!? against the 2...Qxd5 Scandi
So after facing 3...Bf5 a number of times, I've found it might be better to NOT defer Nc3 but play it immediately, when White might take advantage of the early development of Black's WSB a number of w...

Started 04/01/24 at 14:19:09 by George Jempty
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By: cathexis
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Does anyone play the St. George's Defence.
I played it a hell of a lot last year and found it be to not as terrible as some people make out. I found it fun to play also as it can often throw your opponent. Does anyone play it? Why? Why not?

Started 07/19/22 at 03:59:20 by MJMcCready
3 1011 Last Post 11/22/23 at 13:16:19
By: FreeRepublic
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Meanwhile where is Fernandez?
Haven't been updated since May.

Started 08/02/23 at 17:57:39 by sanaz
4 1081 Last Post 08/10/23 at 13:35:46
By: FreeRepublic
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3...e6 against Fantasy Caro
I was thinking of switching my response from 3...Db6 and 3...dxe4 to 3...e6 against the Fantasy Variation in the Caro-Kann. I think that this might be solidest, but I do not see much literature on thi...

Started 07/13/15 at 02:45:13 by DenVerdsligeRejsende
6 7785 Last Post 10/20/15 at 13:15:55
By: Bibs
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e4 e6 d4 c6
Hello all,
I came across the unusual sequence 1. e4 e6 2. d4 c6 for the first time today.  My game continued 3. c4 d5 4. ed cd 5. Nc3 Nf6 6. Nf3 with a transposition to the Panov-Botvinnik.  A qu...

Started 07/25/15 at 16:38:38 by ULIFT
8 9438 Last Post 07/27/15 at 01:42:54
By: Bibs
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Alekhine Books for 2300+
What are some key Alekhine books for 2300+ players, as in, the player herself or himself, as well as for playing against 2300+ opposition? I have Lakdawala (2014) and Taylor (2010) so far. But unlike ...

Started 05/09/15 at 03:40:31 by DenVerdsligeRejsende
2 6044 Last Post 05/09/15 at 18:41:25
By: TN
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Free Material
Hello, I am pretty new to this forum. I have been playing chess for over 10 years without any real lessons.  I am looking for some free material to get me started.
I usually open with e4.  I pla...

Started 11/24/14 at 00:10:27 by Michael Cobb
10 11518 Last Post 02/22/15 at 01:13:48
By: urusov
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Poll: Which do you hate the most: Caro-Kann or French?
You play 1. e4
Which reply do you least want to see from Black:
1...c6 the Caro–Kann
1...e6 the French Defence
Don't hesitate to post a message to explain why you ha...

Started 06/25/14 at 19:37:11 by Marc Benford
3 7690 Last Post 07/09/14 at 11:12:28
By: bragesjo
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Bologan's new DVD
Chessbase has a new DVD by Bologan on white playing against minor (?!) lines after e5. He proposes plane for White against Pirc, Scandinavian and Alekhine.
The small part shown in s...

Started 03/14/13 at 19:36:22 by lg
2 6743 Last Post 03/15/13 at 20:59:01
By: lg
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June2012 game request
hi guys,
         I wanted to make a request (If it is allowed under chess pub forum rules) to please give me the pgn of the game Liu-Qinqan-Vidit analysed in 1.e4 section of June 2012. Unfortuna...

Started 06/14/12 at 10:41:43 by Vidit
4 7667 Last Post 06/14/12 at 13:03:02
By: Bibs
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Greet vs. Nimzowitsch defence
Recently I started reading the book "Play 1...Nc6!" by C. Wisnewski.
One intriguing line is called "el Columpio".
A. Greet in his excellent book "beating unusual chess defences 1.e4...

Started 05/14/12 at 11:10:44 by Sisyphus
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16 20287 Last Post 06/04/12 at 08:57:12
By: Sisyphus
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Playing against 1.d4 g6 with no Pirc/King's Indian
After 1.d4 g6, are there any good ways to play against the Modern that don't allow Black to transpose to the Pirc or King's Indian? The only system I know of is transposing to Larry Kaufman's recommen...

Started 07/30/11 at 20:07:32 by Anonymous3
6 7904 Last Post 08/01/11 at 23:54:56
By: MNb
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Beating unusual responses to 1. e4
I see that everyman chess has this title slated for publication late next year

Started 10/04/10 at 11:57:23 by spagh3tti
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22 18361 Last Post 11/08/10 at 14:24:24
By: Stigma
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Balogh Defence 1 e4 d6 2 d4 f5!?
There's been quite a lot of incidental comment about this defence, but so far as I know no dedicated thread, so I thought I'd start one. I placed it here rather than in Daring Defences since I imagine...

Started 10/20/10 at 09:44:19 by Michael Ayton
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18 20467 Last Post 10/23/10 at 02:41:30
By: Stefan Buecker
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1 e4 Repertoire: Grandmaster lines explained
Does anyone have this Fritz trainer DVD from Chessbase by Sam Collins? Is this DVD worth getting for an e4 player? I can not find any reviews for this DVD yet online.
1 e4 Repertoire: Grandmaster...

Started 02/08/10 at 13:23:54 by kstevens
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15 17155 Last Post 02/12/10 at 18:06:14
By: lg
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Modern/Pirc and sicilian dragon
When you play the modern/pirc is it important to also study the sicilian dragon? As you can get in similar positions after c5 and cxd4 in the pirc and modern.
Thanks Grin

Started 12/25/09 at 11:25:17 by jitb
1 2697 Last Post 12/27/09 at 22:48:34
By: Glenn Snow
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looking for a repertoire against the modern.
i have been having a hard time against the modern, whether its the rat, gurgundeze, and the Nh6, h5, d5 system, etc.  i have thought about e4, d4, nc3, f4 opening; 150 attack; e4, d4, c3, then f4; or ...

Started 08/09/09 at 07:03:04 by wcywing
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20 15632 Last Post 12/07/09 at 15:50:42
By: Ludde
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1.e4 repertoire book?
Hi, I am playing the London. (1.d4 2.Bf4 3.Nf3) but i wanna start with 1.e4. Can you recommend me a book to made a shorter repertoire, i dont mind the lines with = but i dont want to study a lot.<br /...

Started 11/22/09 at 04:06:29 by peon4rey
11 11420 Last Post 11/22/09 at 21:21:22
By: kylemeister
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Davies Starting out book
Hi all,
Has anyone seen Nigel Davies Starting out: The Modern??
What do people think about it?

Started 08/05/08 at 04:49:39 by Zatara
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By: HoemberChess
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