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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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Berlin Wall : 6.dxe5 and 7.a4
Is there really any serious way for Black to try and avoid the draw without asking for trouble?

Started 03/31/11 at 12:38:35 by Justinhorton
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By: Justinhorton
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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
12 16514 Last Post 05/12/11 at 10:00:30
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
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By: trw
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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
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By: OstapBender
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Kamsky - Topalov game 2 RL classical defence
I was looking at the game in the subject which features a line which causes some concern for me.
1.e4  e5  2.Nf3  Nc6  3.Bb5  Nf6  4.0-0  Bc5 5.Nxe5
This is the most forcing line for white ...

Started 05/30/09 at 15:24:18 by Schaakhamster
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By: Markovich
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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
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Berlin Wall busted?
Look at this game and you`ll see this isn´t just an eye catching headline (both engines used high end hardware Intel Xeon W5580 @ 3.2GHz x 8):
[Event "Olympiade"]
[Site "Pamplona"]

Started 05/13/09 at 19:29:11 by gewgaw
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By: GMTonyKosten
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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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Berlin - early 9...h6
Just browsing through Cox: Berlin Wall, I realize that he deals with lots of 9th move alternative for Black, just to mention 9...Ne7 (with and without Ng6 in the next move) , 9...Bd7, 9...Be7 and 9......

Started 12/17/08 at 18:04:28 by Papageno
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Help with understanding the Berlin!
Hey everyone,
I've just started experimenting with the Berlin Defence which to me seems to be a pre knowledge opening where you have to know the underlying strategy very well.
I'm hoping som...

Started 03/21/08 at 09:04:29 by Gerbarts
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By: TimS
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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
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By: LaRocque
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Berlin sources
I’m doing a book on the Berlin for Quality Chess and I’m interested in any (preferably English-language, but I’m not that fussy) sources. The ones I know of so far are:
Almasi’s various Yearbook ...

Started 01/11/07 at 10:22:54 by IMJohnCox
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By: Michael Ayton
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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
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The Berlin Endgame
So what's White's front runner against this at the moment? My impression is that he's still pretty much thrashing around and getting nowhere in particular.
Maybe you've just got to pliy, as Sheil...

Started 08/02/06 at 12:27:36 by IMJohnCox
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By: Strategy_Rules
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I was disappointed when I heard that the book on the Berlin (1 e4  e5  2. Nf3  Nc6  3  Bb5 Nf6) by Esben Lund (Quality Chess) was cancelled at that Jacob Aaagard cannot find someone else to take on th...

Started 07/02/06 at 22:00:10 by ano
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By: ano
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Berlin sideline
With I wanted to play an open game, and play an attacking game, but I didn't like early pawnsacrifices. I was study the Ruy Lopez and I found an interesting variation:
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nf6...

Started 05/02/06 at 20:23:03 by Waster
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By: Waster
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Berlin Wall is cancelled
For all of you who were looking forward to Jacob Aagaard's "Berlin Wall" scheduled for this spring, I've got some bad news.  I got an email today from Jacob that the book has been cancelled.

Started 03/24/06 at 19:39:33 by Nietzsche
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By: J-dog
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Berlin defence 9...Ne7
If Black wants to avoid a draw what is the best line?
A new book I am reading 'The Chess advantage in Black and White' by Larry Kaufman recommends the following for Black against the Lopez

Started 11/08/04 at 06:44:29 by Harvey Williamson
9 6007 Last Post 03/31/05 at 00:57:05
By: Fernando Semprun
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Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defence with 7 ...Ne4!?
Has anyone got any thoughts as to why, when the Berlin Wall set-up with 7 ...Nf5 is all the rage, 7 ...Ne4!?, as championed by Westerinen, is so rarely played? Its theoretical reputation seems sound e...

Started 11/19/04 at 07:50:18 by Michael Ayton
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