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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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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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6...Bc5 Archangel, alternative line
I've noticed that Tkachiev has played this line a few times as black:
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O b5 6. Bb3 Bc5 7. a4 Rb8 8. c3 O-O 9. axb5 axb5 10. d4 Bb6 11. dxe5 Ng4.
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Started 04/13/13 at 03:08:41 by BobbyDigital80
7 7833 Last Post 05/11/13 at 07:31:05
By: gillbod
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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 3203 Last Post 02/26/09 at 02:16:51
By: GabrielGale
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7.d3 in the Moller
Hi Chesspubbers:
Is there any consensus on how to handle the following try by White vs the Moller?
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 b5 6. Bb3 Bc5 7.d3
I know that ...Bb7, tran...

Started 03/08/13 at 18:04:51 by proustiskeen
7 7906 Last Post 08/22/19 at 21:52:01
By: stockhausen
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Archangel
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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Archangel Question
I recently have been playing the Archangel (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 b5 6.Bb3 Bb7) as Black. I recently lost a game that continued 7.d3 Bc5 8.Be3 and I don't see how Black can equalize...

Started 12/22/12 at 17:13:55 by Anonymous3
5 5455 Last Post 02/27/13 at 12:38:56
By: BobbyDigital80
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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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Bb7 Archangel against 5.d3
Is it okay to transpose into the Bb7 Archangel after 5.d3 in the Ruy Lopez? 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.d3 b5 6.Bb3 Bb7, and then 7.0-0 Be7 (or ...Bc5) transposes into the 7.d3 mainline of ...

Started 09/19/14 at 10:02:59 by BobbyDigital80
11 8150 Last Post 09/26/14 at 01:55:08
By: BobbyDigital80
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Best ...Bc5 line for Black?
Does anyone have an opinion about which ...Bc5 line in the Ruy Lopez is the best for black? Or at least one which gives good chances of getting a dynamic game? And are there good sources for them that...

Started 06/15/14 at 07:13:01 by BobbyDigital80
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21 20425 Last Post 03/29/16 at 07:06:29
By: Methodchess
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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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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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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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Capablanca odyssey against 3 ... Bc5 4.c3 f5
We all know how strong Raul Capablanca was from 1910 onwards. Master Joseph Henry Blake won him in 1911 in London in a game of simultaneous with the following variant:
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 ...

Started 04/12/17 at 00:40:05 by MARCO
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By: kylemeister
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Cordel gambit
Hi!
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 3137 Last Post 08/04/04 at 17:13:02
By: CraigEvans
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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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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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Early Draw in Archangel
Is there a playable way for Black to avoid this early draw by White?
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O b5 6. Bb3 Bb7 7. c3 Nxe4 8. d4 exd4 9. Re1 d5 10. Ng5 Qf6 11. Nd2 Qxf2+ 12. Kh...

Started 11/12/12 at 08:49:08 by BobbyDigital80
4 4959 Last Post 06/25/20 at 22:31:59
By: MicahSmith
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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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By: zen_learner
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is the archangel defence a good defence?
Hello,
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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By: WillT
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