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Chigorin, Breyer, Zaitsev [C90-99]
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In: Re: [C97-99] Resources for Chigor...
By: LeeRoth
Marshall
Marshall
Marshall Gambit [C89] & Anti-Marshall [C88]
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38 348 Last Post 07/14/20 at 15:20:43
In: Re: GM Jan Gustafsson: Th...
By: RoleyPoley
Archangel
Archangel
Archangel & 3...Bc5 [C78 & C64]
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32 321 Last Post 01/20/21 at 20:16:30
In: Re: Simeonidis on Neo-Møl...
By: grandpatzer
Open
Open
Open Variation [C80-C84]
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29 510 Last Post 02/26/21 at 04:11:13
In: Re: Modernized Open Ruy
By: Bibs
Exchange
Exchange
Exchange Variation [C68-C69] & Delayed Exchange [C85]
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In: Re: C69 Alapin Gambit - v...
By: FreeRepublic
Berlin
Berlin
Berlin Defence [C65 & C67]
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45 733 Last Post 05/19/20 at 20:07:18
In: Re: Is black suffering in...
By: tony37
Schliemann
Schliemann
Schliemann Gambit/Jaenisch 3...f5 [C63] and Delayed Schliemann [C70]
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In: Re: Books on the Schiliem...
By: Tauromachie
1. e4 e5 Spanish 1. e4 e5 Spanish
(Ruy Lopez) [C60-99] with GM Victor Mikhalevski
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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 mn
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By: mn
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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
6 6342 Last Post 12/20/16 at 11:52:36
By: Jobavian
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Spanish 5.d4
I remember the book published by The Chess Player in 1979, Spanish 5 d4 by Thomas... this was a long time ago. Although objectively it's nothing special if Black defends well, I think 5.d4 is a good w...

Started 08/16/16 at 17:25:19 by grandpatzer
12 7310 Last Post 08/28/16 at 02:18:08
By: barnaby
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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 8694 Last Post 07/19/16 at 19:22:57
By: wkrol
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New Chess Stars repertoire book for Black
Chess Stars' "future plans" page shows a black repertoire book by Solozhenkin. Planned publication date is November. The contents page is already on the site. The book seems to offer a complete repert...

Started 07/01/15 at 09:40:22 by Straggler
5 7492 Last Post 07/03/16 at 17:03:20
By: kylemeister
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Siesta correspondence game by Richard Callaghan
I'm trying to find a correspondence game by a past friend of mine, IM Richard Callaghan where he played the Siesta variation as Black.  I'm positive this was available when I had ChessBaseLight2009 bu...

Started 06/18/16 at 01:48:34 by George Jempty
1 3634 Last Post 06/18/16 at 04:24:08
By: proustiskeen
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Russian Defence 5. ..d6
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. 0-0 d6
I think this is called the Russian defence, but I can find little information on it. Any reason why it's not popular? Can you point me to any so...

Started 05/19/16 at 14:26:18 by JEH
6 4756 Last Post 05/27/16 at 11:16:05
By: George Jempty
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Question on the Old Steinitz (3...d6)
So the main response to 3...d6 is 4.d4, yet after 3...a6 4.Ba4 d6, the Modern Steinitz, 5.d4 is a blunder, known as the Noah's Ark Trap!
In the books I've seen, they only seem to consider 4...Bd7...

Started 01/21/16 at 15:42:11 by FrenchRefutes1e4
3 3860 Last Post 01/21/16 at 20:58:31
By: kylemeister
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9. d4 Spanish
Now that the Breyer seems to be extremely difficult to crack, why haven't elite players been switching over to 9. d4? When Giri played this against Carlsen, he got a pretty decent position and I also ...

Started 12/29/15 at 18:26:04 by NegiRefutes (Ex Member)
13 7228 Last Post 12/31/15 at 13:20:31
By: RdC
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10. Na3 in the Siesta as against Timman last year
In the online chessbase I can only find one game with 10. Na3 after the sequence 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 d6 5.c3 f5 6.exf5 Bxf5 7.O-O Bd3 8.Re1 Be7 9.Re3 e4, a game where Timman beat IM Poets...

Started 11/03/15 at 21:29:52 by George Jempty
1 2949 Last Post 11/06/15 at 20:17:18
By: George Jempty
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which line??
Hi all,
I have taken up 1...e5 as black.  2 knights vs Guico and Nf6 vs scotch and early d5 vs King's gambit.  However,
not sold on what to play vs Spanish.  Here is why:
1. Marshall ha...

Started 10/30/15 at 00:36:26 by Zatara
14 8749 Last Post 11/06/15 at 19:42:05
By: George Jempty
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New Ruy Lope book
Looking forward to the new Ruy Lopez book by Bologon! Heard from the grape vine it will cover the Breyer  Smiley

Started 05/18/15 at 20:39:01 by najdorfslayer
13 11078 Last Post 10/22/15 at 20:03:05
By: Seth_Xoma
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Active Ruy Lopez Repertoire for Black
Does anyone have any suggestions for an active Ruy Lopez repertoire for black? I've looked at a bunch of different lines but can't really decide on one. I want it to be somewhat active, sound, and avo...

Started 01/31/15 at 23:16:02 by BobbyDigital80
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21 18448 Last Post 04/06/15 at 15:53:17
By: CarriedbyGg
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Elementary Tactics
There are some openings where Black can play his third and fourth moves in any order. So there's the very common sequence 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. 0-0. It isn't possible to win a pa...

Started 04/04/15 at 04:43:56 by RdC
1 2506 Last Post 04/05/15 at 07:13:25
By: TN
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Dreev: Cozio Defence
I got this ebook from Chess-Stars. It looks pretty nice! Unfortunately Dreev seems to misunderstand the concept of "Quick repertoire" - it never goes beyond move 5 or 6... I was hoping to have somethi...

Started 07/07/14 at 22:11:59 by gwnn
10 14006 Last Post 02/12/15 at 14:16:41
By: PANFR
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Most instrutive Ruy Lopez games
I recently upgraded my subscription acount to include e4 e5 section and I was wondering if anynone can recommend specific instruktive games to look at?
I already have a White repertour based in C...

Started 07/29/13 at 14:52:27 by bragesjo
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By: bragesjo
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Can't Decide Which Line To Play As Black!
There are several lines against the Ruy Lopez that I like to play, but I can't decide on one! The lines I'm interested in are the Berlin, Breyer, Archangel, and Graf. Does anyone else here play any of...

Started 11/17/13 at 09:47:44 by BobbyDigital80
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27 23077 Last Post 07/28/14 at 16:54:16
By: bragesjo
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Zukertort/Anderssen - Cozio Defense in YAMIE Chess
TEASER: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nge7 4. c3 d6 5. d4 Bd7 6. O-O Ng6 7. Ng5 h6 8. Nxf7 Kf7 9. Bc4 Ke7 10. Qh5 Qe8 11. Qg5 hxg5 12. Bg5#
I never thought the Cozio could be so powerful, and then r...

Started 07/24/14 at 13:31:13 by Grunfeldhope
8 6108 Last Post 07/24/14 at 20:32:51
By: Grunfeldhope
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Vinogradov Variation
I didn't see this posted anywhere even after a search on the forums. Any resources on this variation?
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Qe7
Thanks in advance.

Started 02/15/14 at 03:45:08 by Seraph
2 3483 Last Post 02/15/14 at 18:27:22
By: PANFR
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Dangerous Weapons: The Ruy Lopez
Everyman has announced Dangerous Weapons: The Ruy Lopez. I'm surprised they would do a Dangerous Weapons book on the Ruy Lopez after already doing one of 1. e4 e5 which covered some Ruy Lopez options....

Started 10/21/11 at 16:27:35 by Anonymous3
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