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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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Berlin
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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The Berlin Defence - Igor Lysyj, Roman Ovetchkin
New year is starting with very good news! A Chess Stars book by Igor Lysyj and Roman Ovetchkin - "The Berlin Defence"
http://www.chess-stars.com/graphics/eshop/books_special/contents_Berlin.pdf
I...

Started 01/12/12 at 10:17:12 by Mortal Games
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By: tp2205
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Books Covering the Ideas Behind the Berlin ?
Gang,
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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Poll: Black's best winning chances in the Berlin endgame
Carlsen recently stated that 9...Bd7 gave black winning chances in the Berlin whilst the Kramnik method (9...Ke8 followed by...h5) was drawish.  Yet Topalov has generally played ...Ne7 instead (somebo...

Started 03/11/11 at 10:17:39 by snakebite
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By: Markovich
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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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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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By: Keano
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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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Help needed in the Berlin Wall
Hi guys!
I recently began playing 1.e4 e5 with black (I quit the Sicilian because I wanted to play something new and I didnt like this sharp games anymore). Now I have a problem:
I have no e...

Started 04/04/10 at 20:03:43 by JAlekhine
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By: ghenghisclown
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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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Is black suffering in the d3, Bxc6 anti-Berlin?
I really feel that black is suffering in the d3 Berlin if White takes on c6.
Have you Berlin players experienced this as well? It's a bit surprising. One would think it's a welcomed line winning...

Started 05/15/20 at 19:59:18 by Heuristic
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By: tony37
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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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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
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By: GMTonyKosten
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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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By: TimS
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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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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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What does White reply against the Berlin?
Hi,
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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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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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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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.
T...

Started 03/13/18 at 00:04:59 by RdC
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By: Keano
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