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Chigorin, Breyer, Zaitsev [C90-99]
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55 630 Last Post 10/12/19 at 23:07:11
In: Re: Breyer
By: kylemeister
Marshall Gambit [C89] & Anti-Marshall [C88]
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38 305 Last Post 08/07/19 at 19:13:47
In: Re: Returning the pawn
By: Jack Hughes
Archangel & 3...Bc5 [C78 & C64]
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31 306 Last Post 08/22/19 at 21:52:01
In: Re: 7.d3 in the Moller
By: stockhausen
Open Variation [C80-C84]
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27 488 Last Post 10/10/19 at 22:39:50
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By: Syzygy
Exchange Variation [C68-C69] & Delayed Exchange [C85]
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26 210 Last Post 02/22/18 at 16:11:52
In: Re: C69 Alapin Gambit - v...
By: FreeRepublic
Berlin  (1 Viewing)
Berlin Defence [C65 & C67]
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43 704 Last Post 05/31/19 at 20:09:25
In: Re: My approach and a fun...
By: MW
Schliemann Gambit/Jaenisch 3...f5 [C63] and Delayed Schliemann [C70]
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20 417 Last Post 07/11/19 at 05:25:37
In: Re: Books on the Schiliem...
By: Jonathan Tait
1. e4 e5 Spanish 1. e4 e5 Spanish
(Ruy Lopez) [C60-99] with GM Victor Mikhalevski
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Fianchetto Defence (3..g6) in the Ruy Lopez
Andrew Greet gives in his very interesting spanish book on page 35 the line "10..Qxa1? 11.Qxh8 Kf8 12.Ng5 is obviously no good for black"
But after 12...Ba6 13.Nxh7+ Ke7 14.Qe5+ Kd8 it looks like...

Started 05/13/08 at 20:40:10 by FM Dikkie
12 9345 Last Post 01/08/13 at 13:31:26
By: BabySnake
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Need good references for Ruy
I’m astonished by the immense volumes of information for the black side of all the Ruy variations.  I am interested in some good solid systems/lines for white.  I would assume that with all that work ...

Started 11/11/12 at 15:33:19 by Zatarra
10 5562 Last Post 01/03/13 at 06:25:10
By: alicecooper239 - Ex Member
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Worrall Variation of Ruy Lopez
I am trying to find out some info on Worrall lines with white playing d4.  Andrew Greet's book is wonderful but it opts for d3 as it's repertoire choice in many lines.  Any advice?

Started 06/03/09 at 19:34:28 by Philipov
14 11363 Last Post 11/29/12 at 17:43:00
By: kylemeister
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1.e4 e5 - An active Repertoire for Black
There is a new DVD by Adrian Mikhalchishin with a complete repertoire in the Open Games, video running time: 6 hrs. 48 min.
For young and developing players a very important piece of advice is...

[b]The Two Knights

Started 07/06/12 at 00:46:16 by Mortal Games
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46 28526 Last Post 08/31/12 at 13:53:26
By: ghenghisclown
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C60 Ruy Lopez, Bulgarian var., original analysis
Hi, guys!
I would like to present you the original analyses of the so-called Bulgarian variation in the Ruy Lopez, made in 1990-1992 by the late Dr. Georgi Popov (an ICCF GM, 1934-2008) - the bes...

Started 07/25/12 at 09:33:04 by Vass
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20 11276 Last Post 08/05/12 at 06:52:16
By: Stefan Buecker
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Ruy Lopez Center Attack
The following game really impressed me. The line white played is called the center attack, I think. Anyway, I always thought it was a duffers line, but look at the practical problems it gives a GM  in...

Started 07/12/12 at 06:46:49 by Reverse
10 4897 Last Post 07/13/12 at 14:17:52
By: kylemeister
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The Ruy Lopez: Move by Move
Everymanchess is going to publish a book on the Ruy Lopez:
What do you think about this book?

Started 09/05/11 at 18:47:58 by Pionist
8 10926 Last Post 06/12/12 at 00:53:22
By: dfan
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Guides for white against the offbeat 3...Qf6?!
Hi all!
It occured to me as the first player in a correspondence game of mine:
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Qf6  Cheesy
Well, not too much written about it. White has three distinctive ways to fight agains...

Started 05/28/12 at 10:23:31 by Vass
4 3008 Last Post 06/06/12 at 06:37:49
By: Vass
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Books for Non-Mainline Spanish for Black
What are some repertoire books for Black on the Spanish non-main lines, i.e., any of these lines:

Started 04/08/12 at 23:14:00 by Gilchrist is a legend
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By: Gilchrist is a legend
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Caruana's 5...d5 in the Spanish Fianchetto
Much to my delight I've found 5 or so games of Caruana's in using the line with 5...d5 in the Spanish Fianchetto featured in the PGN I am attaching where I handily beat somebody rated 100...

Started 03/13/12 at 01:44:51 by George Jempty
3 2686 Last Post 03/13/12 at 14:12:49
By: George Jempty
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Poll: Slay the Spanish!
Everyman has announced a new book
(acc. to
Slay the Spanish!
by Timothy Taylor
~192 pages, $25 / €19
forthcoming august2010
Probably another black repertoire book ?!<br...

Started 08/05/09 at 13:22:33 by tracke
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146 80376 Last Post 02/21/12 at 08:54:41
By: BabySnake
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Good Ruy-repetoire book?
Im looking for a good (as comprehensive as possible) repertoire book for 1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 Bb5.   
Im having trouble finding some advantage in some correspondance games and really want to exhau...

Started 01/29/12 at 22:01:24 by Zatarra
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15 12470 Last Post 02/07/12 at 23:12:05
By: belgian
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Sideline in Bird question
Hi, I would like to ask if somobody knows books, articles etc. analysing  in details 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nd4 4.Nxd4 exd4 5.0-0 h5!?

Started 09/21/11 at 11:44:09 by Dzambus
5 2890 Last Post 11/20/11 at 12:22:13
By: tp2205
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Russian Defence
The Russian Defence (C79) is 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 d6!?. It is currently quite out of fashion, but is it bad? I don't think so. It leads to interesting and complicated positions. ...

Started 09/28/11 at 09:36:23 by NeverGiveUp
8 4066 Last Post 09/30/11 at 13:27:28
By: NeverGiveUp
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Modern Steinitz Understanding
In the modern Steinit of the Ruy Lopez, a variation american GM Hess has been playing his whole career successfully, I don't quite understand why 3..a6 is played and then 4..d6; why not just play 3..d...

Started 10/06/10 at 17:24:57 by Reverse
13 9883 Last Post 08/19/11 at 08:16:57
By: NeverGiveUp
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Best Resources on the 3...g6 Fianchetto variation
What are my best resources, online or in print, for the 3...g6 fianchetto line against the Spanish.  In particular I have a correspondence game that has gone "old school" 4. d4 exd4  5. Bg5 f6  6. Bh4...

Started 07/16/11 at 16:14:50 by George Jempty
8 3742 Last Post 08/07/11 at 17:36:41
By: kylemeister
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Ruy Lopez - Bird's Defence
I dare to make a challenging statement:
Bird's Defence (3...Nd4!) allows Black to equalize!
So, I am interested: What is your try to create an advantage against the Bird?!

Started 06/15/05 at 04:48:18 by IM Christoph Wisnewski
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51 33532 Last Post 08/03/11 at 17:48:11
By: Michael Ayton
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Poll: Poll: Favorite Ruy Lopez variation for black
Wanted to know what is the most popular variation in Ruy Lopez

Started 01/19/08 at 14:57:50 by saubhikr
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24 13922 Last Post 07/27/11 at 08:19:38
By: NeverGiveUp
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What Spanish variation ?
Hi ,
This is Thork . I want to know your opinion about what is the best option from black´s point of view to face the Spanish for a 1450 elo rating level kid .
Thanks for your help !

Started 06/13/11 at 23:01:40 by THORK
8 4319 Last Post 06/14/11 at 23:04:52
By: Markovich
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Post here only about the Spanish.
If anyone starts a thread in this section that concerns anything other than the Spanish, something that happens with strange regularity, I will summarily delete it.  I will also delete discussions tha...

Started 03/18/11 at 20:31:49 by Markovich
4 6266 Last Post 03/19/11 at 12:33:58
By: Pingudon
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