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Chigorin, Breyer, Zaitsev [C90-99]
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Archangel & 3...Bc5 [C78 & C64]
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By: cathexis
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Open Variation [C80-C84]
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In: Re: Modernized Open Ruy
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Exchange Variation [C68-C69] & Delayed Exchange [C85]
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Berlin Defence [C65 & C67]
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Schliemann
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Schliemann Gambit/Jaenisch 3...f5 [C63] and Delayed Schliemann [C70]
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By: PlayerCorres
1. e4 e5 Spanish 1. e4 e5 Spanish
(Ruy Lopez) [C60-99] with IM Harry Grieve
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The Modern Steinitz -- what's wrong with it?
I’ve noticed there’s been a bit of interest on the Forum recently (from Bibs and others) in the Modern Steinitz, so I thought I’d open a couple of new threads on it. This one is intended to be general...

Started 03/12/08 at 00:30:08 by Michael Ayton
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By: kylemeister
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Thank you Victor Mikhalevski!
Victor Mikhalevski has announced that after a very long stint he is stepping down from producing the content for the CPub sections on the open games. He's always done a great job for us.
Thank yo...

Started 12/04/21 at 20:40:47 by Phil Adams
8 3668 Last Post 05/25/22 at 19:25:01
By: PatzerNoster
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Opening suggestions for 1 e4 e5 update
As Victor has mainly focused on the Ruy Lopez and Italian game, it would be nice to have more games from other openings, e.g. the Scotch!

Started 12/21/21 at 04:48:56 by PatzerNoster
12 3402 Last Post 01/25/22 at 09:35:55
By: Jonathan Tait
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OK, First Steps, what about "Next Steps"?
Greetings,
I am not blind to the depth and breadth of published literature on the Spanish but I'd still like to ask a question. So, there seem to be some pretty well-reviewed intro books on the R...

Started 01/14/21 at 23:38:40 by cathexis
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By: cathexis
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Hats off to Marin's A Spanish Repertoire for black
I just completed the chapter on Rubenstein from the "A Spanish Repertoire for black" by Mihail Marin. What an experience it is !! I do not recall any opening book written so deeply and with such an in...

Started 02/29/08 at 04:40:01 by saubhikr
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40 30072 Last Post 01/05/21 at 19:15:20
By: ReneDescartes
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Modernised Berlin Wall
From Thinkers Publishing:
https://www.debestezet.nl/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=4331
Not shown on Thinkers Publishing own website yet. But interesting book looks like. Though I have never...

Started 11/15/19 at 08:16:42 by Leon_Trotsky
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50 23226 Last Post 05/14/20 at 04:27:47
By: Syzygy
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Modern Chess: Open Ruy López by Marin
New from today (02.01.2020):
https://www.modern-chess.com/en/chess-databases/database=91
Recommends Dilworth Attack against 9. c3.

Started 01/03/20 at 00:42:00 by Leon_Trotsky
11 6850 Last Post 01/11/20 at 17:54:16
By: BeeCaves
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Kaufman's Moller Repertoire
I'm getting interested in the Moller/Arkhangelsk lines from the new Kaufman book.
1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 Bb5 a6 4 Ba4 Nf6 5 0-0 Bc5!? 6 c3 (6 d3 transposes to 5 d3 systems, 6 Nxe5 is okay for Black ...

Started 11/05/19 at 21:35:56 by fjd
9 5203 Last Post 11/12/19 at 19:25:23
By: MaxJudd
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Recent(-ish) resources on the Mainline for White?
Hi,
Just wondering whether I missed some important publication, or there really isn't one (like the long lack of a new black Najdorf book until the recent effort by J & J Doknjas)?!
I'm awa...

Started 03/13/19 at 04:18:43 by IsaVulpes
5 4586 Last Post 03/13/19 at 23:17:07
By: fjd
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How to counter the thematic kingside attack?
Hi,
I feel tired of defending the black side of the Closed/Slow d3 Ruy Lopez. Not that it is challenging theoretically but the task of the white player to coordinate an attack is sooo easy. <br /...

Started 09/30/18 at 13:55:16 by nocteus
1 3164 Last Post 09/30/18 at 18:24:32
By: RdC
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Some Yurtaev Questions
So I'm looking at picking up the good ol Yurtaev Variation (5...b5 6 Bb3 Bc5), and I had a few general questions:
1. If White knows what he's doing (particularly in the critical pawn sac ab5/Na3 ...

Started 07/06/18 at 20:04:28 by fjd
8 6033 Last Post 07/25/18 at 23:27:25
By: fjd
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A ´new´ kingside fianchetto for Black in the Ruy!?
I just noticed an interesting game played today in the German Bundesliga:

However, the line cannot exactly be called new. Checking Megabase the earliest encounter I could find was this game:
[pgn][Event "Tarrasch ...|/pgn]
There is nothing new under the sun...
The line looks interesting to me and maybe Black can use this move order to avoid some of the problem lines in the Cozio-Defence. But I am sure White will find ways to put Black under pressure here as well.
Does anybody know about some published analysis on this line?

Started 05/01/18 at 16:21:25 by Fllg
7 6853 Last Post 07/22/18 at 07:37:18
By: tipau
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Book covering the Ruy Lopez Anderssen (5.d3)?
What is the best (fairly recent) repertoire book dealing with 5.d3 (Anderssen), or 6.d3, in the Ruy, from White's point of view?

Started 06/17/18 at 09:39:13 by grandpatzer
3 5315 Last Post 06/17/18 at 12:17:21
By: Stigma
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The Smyslov Var Deferred:Request for Mikhalevski
The following omission has been bugging me for quite some time now,  and rather than keep hoping that it will be addressed in some future update, I'm just gunna  put it out there. GM Mikhalevski has a...

Started 04/01/18 at 18:47:28 by TopNotch
4 5220 Last Post 05/02/18 at 21:44:04
By: TopNotch
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Poll: New Breyer book
Hello friends!
One of the Quality Chess authors and analyst, Nikolaos Ntirlis, is bound to write new book for Black in a single volume, consisting of full repertoire against non Spanish lines, an...

Started 06/06/15 at 15:07:18 by rossia
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107 99337 Last Post 04/28/18 at 20:30:42
By: TopNotch
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3...a6, 6...Bc5 setup - a4 vs c3+d4 idea for W?
Hello,
I tried to search for an existing Bc5 topic but failed to find it.
Here's the position after 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O b5 6.Bb3 Bc5
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Started 11/01/17 at 22:52:14 by ahu_lee
3 5339 Last Post 11/03/17 at 10:17:39
By: IsaVulpes
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Spanish repertoire
An interesting group project here would be to work out a Spanish repertoire, not necessarily very deep, but deep enough to indicate a strong method of play against all Black's important tries. I am pe...

Started 07/24/11 at 12:04:31 by Markovich
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540 319210 Last Post 09/02/17 at 18:53:13
By: proustiskeen
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Idea in the 3...Bc5 4 0-0 Nd4 Variation
I've stumbled across an interesting idea for White in which I've barely been able to find any games:
1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 Bb5 Bc5 4 0-0 Nd4 5 Nxd4 Bxd4 6 c3 Bb6 7 d4 c6 8 Bd3!?
A pawn sacrifice.<br...

Started 06/25/17 at 09:17:37 by fjd
0 3005 Last Post 06/25/17 at 09:17:37
By: fjd
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Classical Berlin/Beverwijk Variation
Is this line considered good for black?
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nf6 4.0-0 Bc5
I'd love to play this line if it's good. You just get your pieces out and play! Is there any recent coverage of ...

Started 09/15/16 at 19:34:12 by BobbyDigital80
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By: Jobavian
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Ruy Lopez - Krol variation
In Corr 2004 (Chessbase) I found a new defence to the Ruy Lopez. It is called the Kroll defence(named after Wladyslaw Krol, who's a correspondence player) and it starts with:
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 ...

Started 04/27/05 at 07:10:55 by Trolletje
9 10501 Last Post 07/19/16 at 19:22:57
By: wkrol
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