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Chessable LTR Berlin by Shankland
I know it's new but has anybody seen this and can they recommend ?

Started 12/22/21 at 15:39:09 by Laramonet
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By: MW
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My approach and a fun sac in 4.d4 anti-Berlin
Saw a thread on this move years ago and thought I'd add my new 2 cents, though it's probably not theoretically relevant to the GMs and correspondence players of the world. Another big thank you to the...

Started 05/29/19 at 06:38:12 by Smaug
3 3102 Last Post 05/31/19 at 20:09:25
By: MW
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Poll: What should black play after 4.d3?
What should black playa after 4.d3? All the SuperGMs seem to play Bc5, but in recent games it seems like white has gotten a more pleasant position.

Started 02/01/15 at 02:43:45 by gauss
9 8479 Last Post 03/17/19 at 06:53:36
By: TN
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Ke8 or Kc8
The original form of the Berlin endgame had the King returning to e8. In its post 2000 form, Kramnik demonstrated that Bd7 and Kc8 was also viable. Both are still played to this day. Have any clear op...

Started 05/19/15 at 11:43:01 by RdC
2 4026 Last Post 12/31/18 at 01:10:03
By: Leon_Trotsky
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The Berlin Defence Unraveled by Bernal
Has anyone read this recent book on the Berlin from New in Chess, and, if so, what is your opinion?

Started 06/09/17 at 08:32:43 by grandpatzer
4 6443 Last Post 03/01/18 at 10:17:21
By: h4rl3k1n
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The Berlin Wall by Bologan
Just came across it:
About to buy it, hopefully he may mention what variations he plans to cover in his book too.
Edit in: Just ...

Started 10/09/15 at 22:37:30 by LostTactic
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By: BenkoFan
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Berlin Wall: Igor Lysyj book vs John Cox
I'm looking to include 1... e5 in my repertoire and thinking of purchasing one of the two books.
Can anyone who owns Igor's book give it a review?
From the sample I saw at qualitych...

Started 02/16/14 at 04:15:02 by Nacht1648
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Berlin with 4.d4
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nf6 4.d4 is hardly ever played in master games, but it doesn't score much differently than 4.Re1 or 4.0-0. I've looked at the main lines 4.d4 exd4 5.0-0 or 5.e5, and 4.d4 Nxd4,...

Started 02/06/12 at 06:05:25 by BuildToDestroy
1 4128 Last Post 02/06/12 at 13:42:45
By: RdC
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What does White reply against the Berlin?
my first three games with the Berlin Defence started 
Smiley 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nf6 4.0-0 Nxe4 5.Re1 Nd6 6.Bxc6  Cry
My rating is 1900+ and my opponents were rated 1800-2000. <br...

Started 03/27/09 at 10:14:50 by emary
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By: JonathanB
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Berlin wall 9...Ke8 : why does White play 10.h3?
I confess I find it really hard to get my head round this. It seem to go without comment, but what specifically is White actually gaining (or preventing) by playing this rather than another move?

Started 11/14/10 at 10:39:39 by Justinhorton
5 6994 Last Post 11/16/10 at 17:38:57
By: trw
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Berlin Wall: alternative variation
in the first round of the french's championship(Today) i've found an intersting game.
After the opening the position look dry but in fact not!
Not a new variation at all but this one seem t...

Started 08/09/10 at 21:23:36 by Djy
7 6469 Last Post 09/29/10 at 10:30:11
By: PatzerNoster
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Classical Ruy - A Popular Line Busted?
In Ivan Sokolov's recent book, The Ruy Lopez Revisited, he gives the following as a possible refutation to a well established line of the Classical which runs:  1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nf6 4.0-0 Bc5 5...

Started 04/25/10 at 23:48:20 by TopNotch
11 12550 Last Post 08/13/10 at 03:34:56
By: OstapBender
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Classical Ruy Lopez (C65)
Although I have never played this line over the years I have looked at it on and off, being attracted by some of the traps and the fact that I haven't weakened my queenside which can occasionally be a...

Started 09/06/09 at 13:54:58 by snakebite
0 2403 Last Post 09/06/09 at 13:54:56
By: snakebite
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Berlin Wall Question
Hello, recently I looked at the following line in the Berlin: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nf6 4.O-O Nxe4 5.d4 Nd6 6.Bxc6 dxc6 7.dxe5 Nf5 8.Qxd8+ Kxd8 9.Nc3 and now 9...Ne7 10.h3 Ng6 11.Ne4 h6 12.b3 c5 13....

Started 01/04/09 at 22:17:12 by MilenPetrov
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By: MilenPetrov
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Berlins and Black is winning
Has anyone noticed how many Berlins are being played at the Olympiad and Black is winning. The latest is
[Event "Chess Olympiad 2008"]
[Site "Dresden"]
[Date "2008.11.16"]
[Round "...

Started 11/17/08 at 01:38:47 by GabrielGale
2 2888 Last Post 11/22/08 at 17:15:02
By: boki
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Ruy Lopez - Classical (rare side line)
Does anyone know anything about the following line: 
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Bc5 5. Nxe5 Nd4 ?! or maybe !? from what little I have seen it looks quite fun, although I suspect that the ca...

Started 08/25/07 at 23:17:10 by TopNotch
7 6017 Last Post 09/19/07 at 15:53:05
By: LaRocque
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Refutation of a line in the Classical
I will now be generous and share what I believe to be the refutation of a major line of the Berlin Classical:  1. e4 e5  2. Nf3 Nc6  3. Bb5 Nf6  4. 0-0 Bc5  5. Nxe5 (this may be White's best, I opine)...

Started 06/02/06 at 20:45:51 by Markovich
8 8613 Last Post 11/14/06 at 20:16:34
By: MNb
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Ruy Lopez Riga Variation
Hi, 1st time poster  here.
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Nxe4 6.d4 exd4!?
I've been interested in this variation for some time now, and have come to the conclusion that the Riga...

Started 07/03/05 at 01:09:50 by zarathustra
10 10019 Last Post 11/14/05 at 21:22:09
By: MNb
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Wang Yue's Berlin Defence and others
Wang Yue (2700) might be the most resilient advocate of the Berlin Wall and his approach is almost exclusively Be7-Nh4. The merits of this approach is that it trades the knights bringing black closer ...

Started 05/12/10 at 07:59:39 by JhF
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By: TN
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The Berlin in the Berlin Candidates
Kramnik came up with a remarkable idea in the Berlin Candidates.
Against Aronian he played 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. Bxc6 dxc6 6. 0-0 Qe7 7. h3 Rg8 and won very quickly. 

Started 03/13/18 at 00:04:59 by RdC
10 8887 Last Post 03/14/18 at 15:01:05
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