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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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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
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By: MarkG
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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 1586 Last Post 03/20/07 at 13:06:52
By: nbnelson
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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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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 2037 Last Post 05/22/06 at 14:28:20
By: alumbrado
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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 3144 Last Post 08/04/04 at 17:13:02
By: CraigEvans
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System with 3 ... Bc5 4.c3 Nge7 is alive yet
I do not know if you know the phrase of 33 Chilean miners who were saved from dying buried in a mine: We are alive the 33!
Something similar I see by analogy in my chess madness with the survival...

Started 04/13/17 at 16:25:46 by MARCO
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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 5425 Last Post 04/15/10 at 11:26:39
By: joakimvitriol
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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 3205 Last Post 02/26/09 at 02:16:51
By: GabrielGale
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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 4562 Last Post 08/25/08 at 18:14:21
By: CheckMate
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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 3385 Last Post 08/24/04 at 18:56:12
By: kamiel
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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
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By: MicahSmith
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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 3552 Last Post 03/27/08 at 20:31:41
By: Michael Ayton
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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
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By: gator
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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 5466 Last Post 02/27/13 at 12:38:56
By: BobbyDigital80
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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 5479 Last Post 03/31/12 at 06:34:52
By: Andrew McKechnie
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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 3080 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 4154 Last Post 10/06/07 at 00:50:51
By: HgMan
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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 3847 Last Post 12/17/04 at 20:33:45
By: Borat (Guest)
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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 7913 Last Post 08/22/19 at 21:52:01
By: stockhausen
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