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Classical Berlin - critical lines?
Hi, I want to ask about that one:
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nf6 4.0-0 Bc5
Is that line currently under pressure or is it playable for Black?
Is 5.Nxe5 best try for White or 5.c3  ?

Started 01/23/08 at 18:56:05 by Dzambus
13 12187 Last Post 01/30/12 at 12:32:02
By: GMTonyKosten
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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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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 2172 Last Post 11/22/08 at 17:15:02
By: boki
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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
3 2766 Last Post 05/22/09 at 01:27:10
By: GMTonyKosten
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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 6347 Last Post 11/14/06 at 20:16:34
By: MNb
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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 4994 Last Post 09/29/10 at 10:30:11
By: PatzerNoster
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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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By: Michael Ayton
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The 4.d3 anti-Berlin
I've been using 4.d3 as a way of avoiding the main line Berlin theory (and boredom). It's been fairly popular among the elites lately (Carlsen, Anand, Akopian, Shirov, Svidler and Karjakin have all us...

Started 04/05/11 at 04:14:42 by ahammel
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24 23266 Last Post 11/21/14 at 18:54:58
By: Keano
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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 4463 Last Post 03/31/05 at 00:57:05
By: Fernando Semprun
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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 7409 Last Post 11/14/05 at 21:22:09
By: MNb
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Any anti-Berlin experts here?
Can any one help me how to win the Berlin (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nf6 4.O-O Ne4 5.d4 Nd6 6.Bc6 dc6 7.de5...) as I could not find a way for White to get a advantage ...

Started 02/25/04 at 02:02:34 by Najdorf_Player
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62 24361 Last Post 03/07/06 at 00:13:05
By: kevinludwig
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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
4 2518 Last Post 03/29/06 at 18:48:36
By: J-dog
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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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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
0 1564 Last Post 07/02/06 at 22:00:08
By: ano
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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
12 5011 Last Post 08/14/06 at 22:55:05
By: Strategy_Rules
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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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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 4190 Last Post 09/19/07 at 15:53:05
By: LaRocque
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Books Covering the Ideas Behind the Berlin ?
Recently, IM Andrew Greet came out with a book on the Ruy Lopez (Play the Ruy Lopez, Everyman Chess) which, in addition to standard opening analysis, offers "much more explanation of ideas" which is us...

Started 02/15/07 at 10:49:47 by jepoma
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By: Markovich
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Berlin help!
Hi all. I've been playing the Berlin for about a year now (i'm aware of its drawish reputation akin to the Petroff) but I enjoy holding the two bishops as trump.
A rather dull line that i've been...

Started 05/06/08 at 23:48:56 by trw
12 5122 Last Post 05/16/08 at 20:14:45
By: trw
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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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