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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What do Archangel players play against 5.d3?
Since d3 is supposed to be the best line against the Archangel (1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O b5 6. Bb3 Bb7 7. d3), what do Archangel players play against 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 ...

Started 11/05/13 at 05:11:53 by BobbyDigital80
8 8856 Last Post 11/15/13 at 23:55:44
By: Keano
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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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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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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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Neo-Archangelski
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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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-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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22 19669 Last Post 11/24/07 at 20:07:56
By: HgMan
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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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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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The Yurtaev Variation
Last Saturday I played 1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 Bb5 a6 4 Ba4 Nf6 5 0-0 b5 6 Bb3 Bc5 as Black on board 2 of a French 1/2 final cup match. Our board one was Vlad Tkachiev, and after we finished our games we ...

Started 07/01/15 at 00:10:03 by GMTonyKosten
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27 15872 Last Post 03/25/21 at 23:56:53
By: Bibs
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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
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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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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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