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Chigorin, Breyer, Zaitsev [C90-99]
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Marshall  (2 Viewing)
Marshall Gambit [C89] & Anti-Marshall [C88]
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In: Re: GM Jan Gustafsson: Th...
By: RoleyPoley
Archangel & 3...Bc5 [C78 & C64]
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By: Bibs
Open  (2 Viewing)
Open Variation [C80-C84]
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By: FreeRepublic
Exchange Variation [C68-C69] & Delayed Exchange [C85]
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In: Re: C69 Alapin Gambit - v...
By: FreeRepublic
Berlin Defence [C65 & C67]
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Schliemann  (2 Viewing)
Schliemann Gambit/Jaenisch 3...f5 [C63] and Delayed Schliemann [C70]
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1. e4 e5 Spanish 1. e4 e5 Spanish
(Ruy Lopez) [C60-99] with GM Victor Mikhalevski
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1...e5 and Ruy Lopez expert
Hello dear chess lovers. I am looking for a role player/specialist on 1...e5. I know many players play 1...e5 lets say top 100 but is there any real specialist who has played 1...e5 almost exc...

Started 11/11/13 at 01:38:28 by Bogojump
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By: BladezII
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Cozio Defence
In my database it appears as if many white players have not prepared against the Cozio Defence very well. Most play either c3 before 0-0 or 0-0 before c3 but many also play d4 directly before c3 or ev...

Started 05/22/10 at 12:54:22 by JhF
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26 32616 Last Post 12/27/13 at 20:58:16
By: Anders
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Strange Omission from Play 1 e4 e5!
In the June 2004 1 e4 e5 update,, Nigel Davies states that after 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Be7 6.Qe2 b5 7.Bb3 d6 8.c3 0-0 9.Rd1 Na5 ...

Started 11/24/13 at 22:02:23 by Anonymous3
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By: kylemeister
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New to the Spanish
I've played the Italian for my entire chess life.  Always meeting 2. ... Nc6 with Bc4.  But I've come to realize that it isn't doing the job for me.  So as I lay awake in bed last night, tossing and t...

Started 06/09/13 at 00:37:51 by chidori251
14 8903 Last Post 10/09/13 at 22:19:45
By: ReneDescartes
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July 2013 Update?
It seems as though the July 2013 update for e4-e5 is announced, but not published.  Is a fix in the works?

Started 07/16/13 at 23:33:19 by poisonpawn
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By: poisonpawn
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4. Qe2!? vs. the 3...d6 Steinitz Defense
Today when faced with the Steinitz Defense 3...d6, despite knowing of course that 4. d4 is what is called for, I am never especially happy (or unhappy for that matter) with the position that I get as ...

Started 02/21/13 at 04:29:07 by George Jempty
7 5411 Last Post 05/26/13 at 19:26:35
By: George Jempty
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Seeking scholastic/club Black system
I think that a reasonable line of play against the Spanish, recommendable to club and scholastic players anyway, is 3...Bc5.  If 4.c3 then f5 and I think that even in the lines that lead to White's ad...

Started 05/05/13 at 22:01:48 by Markovich
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By: MNb
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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
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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 6456 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
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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 33031 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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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 5861 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 12039 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 3474 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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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
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By: George Jempty
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Poll: Slay the Spanish!
Everyman has announced a new book
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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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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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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 3504 Last Post 11/20/11 at 12:22:13
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