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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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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
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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
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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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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
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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
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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
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By: Strategy_Rules
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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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By: MNb
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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
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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
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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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By: TimS
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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
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By: boki
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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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By: IMJohnCox
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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 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 2855 Last Post 05/22/09 at 01:27:10
By: GMTonyKosten
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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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By: snakebite
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"Berlin Wall" by John Cox
Amazon has just informed me that the book will not be available at all.
 Can John or anyone give an update on status of publication or who is selling it now?

Started 06/25/08 at 16:17:17 by cma6
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