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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
1 3552 Last Post 03/20/11 at 15:39:16
By: MarkG
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moller
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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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 2037 Last Post 05/22/06 at 14:28:20
By: alumbrado
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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 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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By: PANFR
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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 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
4 4966 Last Post 06/25/20 at 22:31:59
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
4 2928 Last Post 07/21/05 at 17:34:39
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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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 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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