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Caro-Kann  (9 Viewing)
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Pirc  (3 Viewing)
Pirc Defence [B07-09]
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135 2039 Last Post 06/28/20 at 09:26:21
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By: Confused_by_Theory
Modern Defence 1...g6 [B06]
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By: HgMan
Alekhine's Defence [B02-B05]
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158 2537 Last Post 07/25/20 at 19:34:34
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Scandinavian  (1 Viewing)
Scandinavian Defence/Centre Counter 1 e4 d5 [B01]
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164 1867 Last Post 06/05/20 at 08:54:43
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By: RoleyPoley
1. e4 ... 1. e4 ...
Caro, Pirc/Modern, Alekhine & Scandinavian [B01-19] with GM Justin Tan
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"Beating Unusual Chess Defences: 1 e4" - out soon.
Hey folks,
Some of you may be interested to know that the above title is finally finished and due for release from mid- to late October. Info can be found here: <br

Started 09/18/11 at 20:34:13 by IM Andrew Greet
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By: lg
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'New' 1.e4 repertoire book?
I was reading a review of 'An Aggressive Opening Repertoire for the Club Player' by Nikolai Kalinichenko
...with the following text about the lines covered...
The aggressive opening repertoi...

Started 04/10/08 at 17:52:10 by naughtyknight
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16 10788 Last Post 06/10/08 at 04:39:27
By: Anonymous - Ex Member
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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 13693 Last Post 02/12/10 at 18:06:14
By: lg
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1. e4 ... White Repertoire Book?
Hi all,
Lately I've been working on my white repertoire, with 1. e4 as the basis and basically "playing the main lines" against most openings. For playing against the Sicilian, I purchased "Exper...

Started 11/19/08 at 15:40:40 by Phobetor (Ex Member)
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23 21557 Last Post 04/26/10 at 12:03:57
By: TonyRo
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1. e4 d6 2. d4 c6
Does anyone know anything about this mystery defense?  Is it just another way of entering the Pirc, or are there independent ideas here?
Also, how would 1. ...d6 and 2. ...c6 work if white were t...

Started 06/29/06 at 21:05:48 by Dinomike100
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By: Dinomike100
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1.e4 b6 or 1.e4 g6?
Hi all,
Reading through this forum I would conclude that the first system, i.e. 1.e4 b6 is inferior to the second (1.e4 g6). But is it so, and what is the main differences to consider for those w...

Started 09/10/09 at 15:25:42 by bohdan
2 3948 Last Post 09/28/09 at 12:44:37
By: nyoke
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1.e4 d6 2.Bc4
For a while now I have been playing the Hanham Philidor, via the 1...d6 move order. After 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 e5 I nearly always get a perfectly decent position, and quite often win. But a large proportion...

Started 03/27/11 at 20:20:11 by Straggler
6 8064 Last Post 04/06/16 at 03:43:20
By: ChevyBanginStyle
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1.e4 gives white the advantage
I think 1.e4 is the best move and gives white the advantage.  Since there is nothing on this discussion board that would refute that statement, I guess my argument prevails.   Grin
- Lost Highway

Started 11/24/05 at 17:02:41 by lost highway
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By: Viking
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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 9146 Last Post 11/22/09 at 21:21:22
By: kylemeister
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1.e4 vs Minor Defences by Parimarjan Negi
No release date yet, but Quality Chess has it listed in their 2020 catalog. It will cover the Scandinavian, Pirc/Modern,
Alekhine, and other unusual defenses.
GM Negi's books are always a tr...

Started 02/02/20 at 01:18:09 by scvchess
9 2209 Last Post 03/22/20 at 20:22:46
By: Confused_by_Theory
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2 new books on the pirc/modern
I think that vol 4 of Khalifman's series is out now, and Tiger's modern is supposed to be too...
Does anyone own one of these books???
It would be very interesting to see how the...

Started 06/28/05 at 07:19:29 by krugman
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By: krugman
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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 5867 Last Post 10/20/15 at 13:15:55
By: Bibs
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A defense against 1.e4
Hi, im making my repertoire to play tournaments and i wanna know wichi defense you recommend against 1.e4? (Its not a problem if it is a draw defense). I wanna learn something with little theory becau...

Started 09/08/06 at 03:13:34 by peon4rey
10 5011 Last Post 11/29/06 at 06:22:12
By: StuntLinguist
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A new look at the Holey Wohly
The "Holey Wohly" opening:
1. e4 c6
2. d4 Na6
The Knight is eventually headed for c7.  3. B:a6 is answered by 3. . . . Qa5+, which leaves Black with the Bishop pair and an intact pawn s...

Started 11/28/05 at 15:23:40 by Longspur
5 3250 Last Post 11/30/05 at 05:14:40
By: CraigEvans
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A question 4  Andrew?
Andrew can you tell us if you are still writing some books for Batsford called
"Black Magic Openings" and "White Magic Chess Opening" and if so which openings have you chosen?

Started 09/28/03 at 08:11:23 by Kiwi
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By: Kiwi
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A Solid Defense to 1. e4?
I was wondering what you guys thought of the following defense to 1. e4.  It is basically a Philidor which bypasses the King's Gambit:
1. e4 d6
2. d4 Nf6
3. Nc6 e5
I think Black se...

Started 08/04/06 at 05:00:05 by Dinomike100
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18 9986 Last Post 08/09/06 at 13:53:19
By: MNb
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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 5123 Last Post 05/09/15 at 18:41:25
By: TN
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Alekhine Modern variation options
As I understand it, some of the main choices in the Alekhine Modern variation are as follows:
1. e4 Nf6 2. e5 Nd5 3. d4 d6 4. Bg4 Be2 c6
1. e4 Nf6 2. e5 Nd5 3. d4 d6 4. g6
1. e4 Nf6 2...

Started 10/20/16 at 19:55:33 by kevinludwig
2 3842 Last Post 10/20/16 at 22:27:07
By: TonyRo
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Alekhine or Scandinavian???
Hi to all!!!
Due to time constraints this year I have decided to play less theoretical systems as black. Vs e4, it means I have 2 choices: either the center counter, or the Alekhine. What bothers...

Started 09/15/04 at 19:03:28 by krugman
5 3699 Last Post 09/17/04 at 13:00:26
By: Markovich
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Alekine or Modern/Pirc
Hi everyone,
I am wondering which has a better reputation the Modern/Pirc or the Alekine's defence??

Started 02/17/09 at 21:55:38 by Zatara
13 5511 Last Post 03/09/09 at 11:12:12
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