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Cordel gambit
Have been away from chessplaying for some years now and getting ready for a comeback. Need some information about Ruy Lopez, Cordel Gambit.
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Bc5 4.c3 f5
Does ...

Started 08/04/04 at 14:06:50 by BigButcher
1 3138 Last Post 08/04/04 at 17:13:02
By: CraigEvans
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1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Bc5 4.c3 d5
Several years ago Konikowski wrote a monograph on 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Bc5 4.c3 d5. Recently on one of the Usenet chess newsgroups someone mentioned in passing that this line has been refuted. I do...

Started 08/24/04 at 11:49:40 by Mike Thomas
3 3382 Last Post 08/24/04 at 18:56:12
By: kamiel
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The Archangel 'complex' of defences to the Spanish (Archangel, New Archangel, Møller) went through a period of being very fashionable a few years back, but they seem to have disappeared from the scene...

Started 03/11/04 at 04:45:42 by alumbrado
6 3842 Last Post 12/17/04 at 20:33:45
By: Borat (Guest)
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Moller or delayed exchange
I played a game with a weird move order recently. 1e4-e5 2Nf3-Nc6 3Bb5 a6 4Ba4 Nf6 50-0 Bc5 6Bxc6 bxc6 I (playing Black) had a clear advantage a couple of times during the middle game, but I was somew...

Started 07/20/05 at 13:24:18 by gator
4 2926 Last Post 07/21/05 at 17:34:39
By: gator
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I've started to play the Neo-Archangelski as Black against the Ruy Lopez (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O b5 6.Bb3 Bc5) and was wondering if anyone can point me to some good books, websites...

Started 05/21/06 at 17:21:45 by ETwoEFour
1 2034 Last Post 05/22/06 at 14:28:20
By: alumbrado
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Odd Classical Ruy Lopez
Here is the line:
1. e4 e5
2. Nf3 Nc6
3. Bb5 Bc5
4. c3 Qf6!?
Does anyone have any ideas for white here?  Thanks.

Started 06/04/06 at 19:21:44 by Dinomike100
1 1816 Last Post 06/05/06 at 02:14:20
By: MNb
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1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 Bb5 a6 4 Ba4 Nf6 5 O-O b5 6 Bb3 Bc5 Now I have been playing 7. c3 is that best do you think? What is the best line to gain an advantage against the moller?

Started 03/16/07 at 18:14:53 by yea95
1 1583 Last Post 03/20/07 at 13:06:52
By: nbnelson
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New Archangel 7.Nxe5 10.f4 variation
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O b5 6.Bb3 Bc5 7.Nxe5 Which may also transpose from 5.Bc5 Nxe5 6.d4 b5 7.Bb3  I was wondering if I could get any thoughts on this variation and why it's not pl...

Started 06/27/07 at 18:38:42 by senna
5 3076 Last Post 08/24/07 at 13:27:48
By: Markovich
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10. a5 in the Archangelsk
A variation worthy of attention is the fashionable 10. a5 (after 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 b5 6.Bb3 Bc5 7.a4 Rb8 8.c3 d6 9.d4 Bb6 10.a5!?). The variation has gotten much recent attent...

Started 09/30/07 at 08:32:02 by luskifuski
6 4143 Last Post 10/06/07 at 00:50:51
By: HgMan
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Ruy Lopez-Archangel
This is an aggressive and uncompromising line(1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O b5 6. Bb3 Bb7)
Is this why Gms do not that play it that often or is the main line considered to be be...

Started 04/27/05 at 19:26:48 by Furey (Guest)
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By: HgMan
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C78 Spanish -- duffer's question
Forgive my ignorance, but I'm unclear about a very elementary point in the currently popular line 4 ...Nf6 5 0-0 b5 6 Bb3 Bc5, and I'm wondering if someone can enlighten me -- the ChessPub coverage, t...

Started 03/27/08 at 10:30:58 by Michael Ayton
4 3548 Last Post 03/27/08 at 20:31:41
By: Michael Ayton
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Book "Archangel and New Archangel"
Hello friends!
What do you think about following book and opening line:
Krzysztof Panczyk: "Archangel and New Archangel",
Everyman Chess, Published July 2000 EU, US [ ISBN 9781857442601
Format Paperback,...

Started 08/24/08 at 19:26:32 by rossia
2 4560 Last Post 08/25/08 at 18:14:21
By: CheckMate
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7. h3 in the archangelsk
I had this played against me today:
1.. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O b5 6. Bb3 Bb7 7. h3
I thought for a bit, a decided to take on e4.  Play continued:
7. ... Nxe4 8. Qe...

Started 02/24/09 at 19:58:07 by edschillebeeckx
2 3204 Last Post 02/26/09 at 02:16:51
By: GabrielGale
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Arkhangelsk in Ruy Lopez
After 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O b5 6.Bb3 the move 6...Bb7 leads to the good old Arkhangelsk and 6...Bc5 is the Neo-Arkhangelsk. I have not seen anyone in top play 6...Bb7, everyone pl...

Started 08/17/09 at 07:52:24 by F22
11 11261 Last Post 08/20/09 at 07:40:23
By: Schaakhamster
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Ruy Lopez, Morphy Defence, Graz Defence
1. e4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 b5 5.Bb3 Bc5
So its like Norwegian but with 5...Bc5 instead of 5...Na5.
Question is what are the critical lines?
a) 6.Nxe5 looks interesting but loo...

Started 04/14/10 at 15:03:56 by joakimvitriol
2 5417 Last Post 04/15/10 at 11:26:39
By: joakimvitriol
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e4 e5 Nf3 Nc6 Bb5 Bc5
I am looking for a good/new/surprising line in the Cordel-Defence! Are there any interesting topics to this opening?

Started 03/17/11 at 22:20:46 by nobibla
1 3546 Last Post 03/20/11 at 15:39:16
By: MarkG
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is the archangel defence a good defence?
I am unexeperienced in ... e5,
I have now looked into most of the variations against the spanish (zaitsev, yates, chigorin, open, berlin), but none of them really satisfy, I think it ...

Started 02/09/10 at 14:20:39 by battleangel (Ex Member)
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24 36613 Last Post 04/18/11 at 22:50:21
By: WillT
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Guide to the Tkachiev Ruy Lopez - Shirov
The variation against the Ruy Lopez presented in meticulous detail by Alexei Shirov (3...a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 b5 6.Bb3 Bc5) has so far had no recognised name and Shirov himself has named it after Vladis...

Started 06/04/10 at 10:33:47 by Mortal Games
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40 49563 Last Post 01/01/12 at 14:34:49
By: zen_learner
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Cordel/Classical Defence 3...Bc5 - d3 v d4
I would like to find out about the idea behind overprotecting e4 with d3 in the Cordel defence. I hope it will spark some interesting discussion.
After 4.c3 Nf6 5. O-O O-O, the Chess Tempo databa...

Started 03/16/12 at 03:40:21 by Andrew McKechnie
5 5477 Last Post 03/31/12 at 06:34:52
By: Andrew McKechnie
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Books for Arkhangelsk Variation?
What are some books that cover the Arkhangelsk Variation of the Spanish?

Started 04/07/12 at 09:02:45 by Gilchrist is a legend
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20 25733 Last Post 09/29/12 at 16:59:39
By: Benoniac
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