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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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By: TimS
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9...Ne8 against 5.Re1
This line, which has been played a number of times by Aronian, seems to lead to more unbalanced positions than usually in the 5.Re1 Anti-Berlin. Is this a good way for black to play for a win?
I ...

Started 12/20/19 at 18:01:41 by stockhausen
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By: mn
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Is 9..b6 a solid alternative to the main lines? I know cox briefly mentions it in his book and it seems logical enough. Just wanted to get opinions (if any) on this line.

Started 07/15/15 at 15:48:13 by SupaKoopaTroopa
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By: RdC
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Berlin Wall and clubplayers?
Is the Berlin Wall a suitable weapon for clubplayers rated around 2000-2100? What do you think?

Started 10/10/13 at 09:30:21 by Appelstroop
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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 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 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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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
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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
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By: RdC
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Berlin with 6.Ba4
In New In Chess 2011/8 Levon Aronian annotates his game against Ivanchuk from Moscow last year. He mentions in passing that 6.Ba4 "seems the most logical" move in the position after the common sequenc...

Started 01/18/12 at 20:11:44 by MarkG
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